Sidney Bechet (May 14, 1897May 14, 1959) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer. Although he never appeared in any Disney movies, in Disneyland's Tower of Terror ride, Bechet's songs "When the Sun Sets Down South" and "Jungle Drums" were played as cue music. In the 2009 Disney animated feature The Princess and the Frog, Bechet is mentioned by Louis, the trumpet playing alligator, during the musical number "When We're Human." Bechet is portrayed by Jeffrey Wright in two episodes of the television series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.


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