31 March 2013


A couple of years ago, my friend Jonathan Graham suggested we should have a go at playing Dans Les Rues d'AntibesI believe it was written in 1955 by the great clarinet and saxophone player from New Orleans - Sidney Bechet. It was a tune I did not know well enough to attempt there and then.

So I worked it out. I got it into a shape that seemed reasonably good. I put it into my mini filofax (see below). Since then I have played it many times with bands. It's pretty easy to improvise on the main theme (because it has few and predictable chord changes) and the tune goes down well with audiences.