St. louis Blues

Sidney Bechet


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This 1958 film clip captures soprano saxophone legend Sidney Bechet performing “St. Louis Blues” in France with clarinetist Andrei Reiweiliotty and his band.

New Orleans born jazz man Sidney Bechet wows the French audience with his dynamic in instrumental performance of a W.C. Handy classic.

He passed away the following year in Paris on May 14, 1959 on his 62nd birthday.

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