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Documentary film "Sidney Bechet Anniversary Club"

"Sidney Bechet Anniversary Club" a documentary written by Marie Mitterrand, directed by Jean-Marie David

Coproduction MEZZO / CasaDei Productions - 52 minutes (2009)

Broadcasts on MEZZO in 2009

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Sidney Bechet (1897 - 1959)

SUMMARY of the Documentary
« Petite Fleur », « Rue d’Antibes », « Les Oignons », « Saint Louis Blues », Sidney Bechet’s tunes belong to our world music heritage !
Born in New Orleans in 1897, this American virtuoso is one of the founders of the blues. A pioneer in the art of improvisation, Sidney Bechet was also an outstanding composer with a unique style at the clarinet and saxophone soprano.
On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of his death let us go back to the emotion and modernity of his work by listening to the unique testimonies of his fellow musicians, Poumy Arnaud and Christian Azzi, the memories of his son Daniel-Sidney Bechet, and of the famous jazz man Claude Bolling, Eric Luter, Christian Morin, Fabrice Zammarchi and singer-composer Laurent Voulzy complete this extraordinary portrayal of Sidney Bechet.

The jazz band "Sidney Bechet Memory All Stars" in 2009, with five fellow musicians of Bechet

Christian Azzi, piano

Daniel-Sidney Bechet, the son of Bechet, drums

Maxime Saury, Claude Bolling & Sidney Bechet

Laurent Voulzy (c) François Rousseau

Concert "Sidney Bechet Memory All Stars"

Concert release directed by Charles Dubois & Jean-Baptiste Martin

Coproduction MEZZO / CasaDei Productions - 52 minutes (2009)

First Broadcasts on MEZZO in May & june 2009

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The jazz band “Sidney Bechet Memory All Stars” is composed of five fellow musicians of Sidney Bechet : Poumy Arnaud, Christian Azzi, Marcel Bornstein, Alph “Totol” Masselier, Benny Vasseur, accompanied by two other exceptional musicians, Olivier Franc (playing Bechet's saxo soprano !) and Alain Marquet.
The band gives a series of concert tours in honor of their distinguished maestro.
This concert was filmed in Paris in 2009.

Sidney Bechet

Christian Azzi at the piano with Sidney Bechet

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