Jacques Gauthe

Jacques Gauthe

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Life changed in a big way for Jacques Gauthe after he met jazz great Sidney Bechet in 1950. The elder saxophonist and clarinetist from New Orleans became the French teenager's mentor and friend. Bechet patiently answered all of the questions Gauthe's curious young mind could dream up and he allowed the youth to visit his Paris home frequently, if not daily, as he encouraged the boy's musical journey. It was a journey that would lead Gauthe to Bechet's jazz-loving Louisiana homet... Read more

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