During this week, my son will celebrate his first birthday! I dedicate this Song of the Week to him. Petite Fleur means “Little Flower” and I think, it suits perfectly to him.
This beautiful and sentimental song was composed by Sidney Bechet, my personal king of the soprano saxophone. He recorded it several times in the fifties with different formations.
After performing as a soloist at the Salle Pleyel Jazz Festival in Paris, Bechet decided to move to France in 1950 where he spent the rest of his life. There he was a major celebrity and national hero.
Before his death from lung cancer in 1959 at age 62, he was playing many concerts and recordings, and from time to time he went back to visit the U.S.
Now sit back and enjoy “Petite Fleur”…
…there is nothing more to add!
Title: Petite Fleur
Artist: Sidney Bechet
Recorded: 1952 (?)
Album: Vive La France
Tempo: 94 bpm
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Every Monday, I post a new “Song of the Week“.
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