The great man himself, signing a promotional postcard, in 1955 or 56:
and the other side:
An absolutely exquisite rendering of SI TU VOIS MA MERE, Bechet’s paean to maternal love and memory, here performed by Tim Laughlin, clarinet; Connie Jones, cornet; Doug Finke, trombone; Chris Dawson, piano; Katie Cavera, guitar; Marty Eggers, string bass; Hal Smith, drums.
I look forward to seeing Tim at the Steamboat Stomp, later this month.
May your happiness increase!