Pierre Michelot


Born: March 3, 1928; Saint-Denis, France   Died: July 3, 2005; Paris, France  
For decades, Pierre Michelot has been the bassist of choice for Americans traveling through France. His supportive playing was always up to par with the American bassists of the 1950s and '60s. Michelot started on bass when he was 16 and through the years, has played with Rex Stewart (1948), Coleman Hawkins, Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli, Don Byas, Thelonious Monk, Lester Young, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Bud Powell (in a trio with Kenny Read more Clarke), Zoot Sims, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Chet Baker, and many others. He even appeared in the movie 'Round Midnight about American jazz musicians living in Paris. Read less

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