Pierre Michelot

Pierre Michelot - © Ch.Kitzinger

born on 3/3/1928 in Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France

died on 3/7/2005 in Paris, Île-de-France, France

Pierre Michelot

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Pierre Michelot (3 March 1928 – 3 July 2005) was a French bebop and hard bop double bass player.

Born in Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris, Michelot studied piano from 1936 until 1938, but switched to playing bass at the age of sixteen. Through his career he played with Rex Stewart (1948), Coleman Hawkins, Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli, Don Byas, Thelonious Monk, Lester Young, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Bud Powell (in a trio with Kenny Clarke), Zoot Sims, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Chet Baker, and many others.

Michelot was a member of the Jacques Loussier Trio, known for the Play Bach album series. Together with Miles Davis, he was responsible for the critically acclaimed soundtrack of Louis Malle's Ascenseur pour l'échafaud. He also appeared as an unnamed bass player in the movie Round Midnight.

In later life, Michelot suffered from Alzheimer's disease.


With John Lewis & Sacha Distel

  • Afternoon in Paris (Atlantic, 1957)

With Jimmy Raney

  • Here's That Raney Day (Ahead, 1980)

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