"The more a man's got to say, the more complicated his music is. Sidney ain't easy."
Biography[edit | edit source]
In 1920, Bechet was playing with his band at Colosimo's Restaurant where Indiana Jones worked as a waiter. The pair's relationship was initially a frosty one that saw Bechet allowing Jones to be kicked out of the Royal Garden. However, the next morning at work, Jones apologized for the incident and the young man's clear enthusiasm for jazz led to his revealing that he had played soprano saxophone in the army.
Bechet gave Jones a saxophone that he had acquired at a pawn shop which needed "a lot of lip". After practicing, Jones joined Bechet in a jamming session but his attempts at jazz failed, much to the amusement of the band. Feeling Jones was trying to run before he could walk, Bechet encouraged him learn Twinkle Twinkle Little Star inside and out before they'd talk jazz.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Sidney Bechet was portrayed by Jeffrey Wright in The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. Wright would go on to play Felix Leiter opposite fellow Young Indy guest star Daniel Craig in the James Bond films.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles – "Young Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Blues" → Mystery of the Blues
- The Roaring Twenties
- The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles – "Young Indiana Jones and the Scandal of 1920" → Scandal of 1920