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J.-F. Jenny-Clark

b, cb, 1944-1998 FR
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Jean-François Jenny-Clark

French jazz double bass player, born 12 July 1944 in Toulouse, France, died 6 October 1998 in Paris, France. Jean-François "J.F." Jenny-Clark was a French double bass player who appeared, estimated as one of the most important bass players of European jazz. Together with drummer Aldo Romano he provided the rhythm section for Don Cherry's European quintet of 1965, recorded with Steve Lacy and performed concerts with Keith Jarrett (around 1970) and for Jasper van't Hof's group Pork Pie (with Charlie Mariano) (around 1975). As a member of Diego Masson's Ensemble Musique Vivante he was interpreting contemporary music compositions by John Cage, Luciano Berio, Mauricio Kagel, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Pierre Boulez, or Vinko Globokar. Together with Albert Mangelsdorff he led the German-French jazz ensemble, 1984 to 1987. Since 1985 Jenny-Clark was mainly working in an acclaimed trio with German pianist Joachim Kühn and Swiss drummer Daniel Humair.

  • Bass
  • Double bass
  • Bass guitar
  • Violoncello
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Electronic

Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Autumn In ParisMudai Trio : Masahiko Togashi, J.-F. Jenny-Clark, Masahiko Satoh2011Album
SoloJ.-F. Jenny-Clark2003Album
Takiya ! Tokaya !Jean-Marc Padovani & Jean-Marie Machado, Paul Motian, J.-F. Jenny-Clark1997Album
Levin'SongGeorges Paczynski, Jean-Christophe Levinson, J.-F. Jenny-Clark1994Album
Le VivreNelly Pouget Featuring Horace Tapscott / Kent Carter / Andrew Cyrille Special Guests Michel Godard / J.-F. Jenny-Clark / Gérard Siracusa1994Album
A Winter's TaleTony Hymas / J.-F. Jenny-Clark / Jacques Thollot1993Album
Open ArchitectureDaniel Humair, Jerry Bergonzi, J.-F. Jenny-Clark1993Album
TernaireDavid Friedman, Daniel Humair, J.-F. Jenny-Clark1992Album
Senza TempoMasahiko Togashi / Haruna Miyake / Yuji Takahashi / J.-F. Jenny-Clark1990Album
LandClaudio Fasoli - Kenny Wheeler - J.-F. Jenny-Clark1989Album
9 - 11 pm Town HallDaniel Humair, Michel Portal, Martial Solal, Joachim Kühn, J.-F. Jenny-Clark, Marc Ducret1988Album
WelcomeClaudio Fasoli - Kenny Wheeler - J.-F. Jenny-Clark - Daniel Humair1987Album
UnisonJ.-F. Jenny-Clark1987Album
Soli Solo... PlusJean-Louis Chautemps - Jean-Pierre Drouet - Daniel Humair - François Jeanneau - J.-F. Jenny-Clark - Henri Texier1985Album
Albert Live In Montreux!Albert Mangelsdorff, J.-F. Jenny-Clark, Ronald Shannon Jackson1981Album
Session In Paris, Vol. 2 "Colour Of Dream"Masahiko Togashi With Albert Mangelsdorff, Takashi Kako, J.-F. Jenny-Clark1980Album
En Direct D'AntibesQuintet René Urtreger - Jean-Louis Chautemps, J.-F. Jenny-Clark, Aldo Romano Et Eric Le Lann1980Album
New MoonSteve Grossman & J.-F. Jenny-Clark1978Album
Divieto Di SantificazioneJ.-F. Jenny-Clark & Aldo Romano1977Album
La Maison Fille Du SoleilDon Cherry, François Tusques, Beb Guerin, J.-F. Jenny-Clark1965Single
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