Smitty's Big Four: Bechet Years

Sidney Bechet, the New Orleans master of the clarinet and soprano saxophone, spent the last and most fruitful years of his career living in France. Bechet, on par with only Louis Armstrong as having a definitive trad jazz sound, teamed with various musicians in this period for a varied musical output. On one end were his popular opuses, 'Petite Fleur' and 'Si Tu Vois Ma Mere', recorded with Claude Luter, and on the other, his more experimental sessions with bebop pianist, Martial Solal. Smitty's Big Four cites Bechet as one of their primary influences and is excited to bring you a program of music from his Paris years.


We serve cocktails, wines, Champagnes and small plates before & during the shows. We encourage you to enjoy a meal in the Brasserie before or after a performance.


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