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Pierre Michelot

b, cb, 1928-2005 FR, Saint Denis
Musician of Jazz

French jazz double bassist. Born : March 03, 1928 in Saint-Denis, Île-de-France (Paris), France. Died : July 03, 2005 in Île-de-France (Paris), France. Pierre played with Rex Stewart, Coleman Hawkins, Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli, Don Byas, Thelonious Monk, Lester Young, Stan Getz, Bud Powell, Zoot Sims, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Chet Baker, among others. Several bands mark the career of Pierre Michelot, started in the second half of the 1940s, HUM with Daniel Humair and René Urtreger, the trio "The Three Bosses" composed of Bud Powell supported by Kenny Clarke, or in accompaniment of Claude Nougaro with Maurice Vander, but also the European quintet of Miles Davis. To these formations we can add a great number of jazzmen like Django Reinhardt, Sidney Bechet, Chet Baker, Miles Davis (with whom he creates the soundtrack of the film of Louis Malle Ascenseur pour l'échafaud) or the bebopers Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk . In 1959, under the leadership of Jacques Loussier, he joined the Trio Play Bach with Christian Garros.

  • Bass
  • Double bass
  • Bass guitar
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Tea for Two on American Classical Standards by Various Artists
Limehouse Blues on Jazz Plays the Blues by Various Artists
Cecile ma fille on Café Lounge by Various Artists
Cherokee on Round About A Bass by Pierre Michelot
Sous les ponts de Paris on Round About A Bass by Pierre Michelot
Elephant Green on Round About A Bass by Pierre Michelot
Concerto per clavicembalo e orchestra N.1 In Re Minore BWV 1052 - Allegro risoluto on Play Bach - Trio Loussier by Johann Sebastian Bach, Christian Garros & Pierre Michelot
Girl Talk on Café Lounge by Various Artists
The Peacocks on Verve Jazz Masters '59: Toots Thielemans by Toots Thielemans
Hello Dolly - Live on Nice Jazz by Jonah Jones

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Jacques Loussier Play Bach Vols. 1 & 2Jacques Loussier - Pierre Michelot - Christian Garros2018Compil.
Nougaro Sans ParolesMaurice Vander - Pierre Michelot - Bernard Lubat2000Album
HUMDaniel Humair, René Urtreger, Pierre Michelot1999Compil.
HUMDaniel Humair, René Urtreger, Pierre Michelot1999Album
HUM (Extraits)Daniel Humair, René Urtreger, Pierre Michelot1999Single
Play Bach Aux Champs-ElyséesJacques Loussier, Pierre Michelot, Christian Garros1995Album
Play BachJacques Loussier, Pierre Michelot, Christian Garros1993Compil.
ViaggioRichard Galliano - Biréli Lagrène, Pierre Michelot, Charles Bellonzi1993Album
Bass & BossesPierre Michelot1990Album
Chet Baker, René Urtreger, Aldo Romano, Pierre MichelotChet Baker, René Urtreger, Aldo Romano, Pierre Michelot1989Album
Recorded In Paris & Cologne 1957 & 1960Kenny Clarke With Don Byas • Lucky Thompson • Martial Solal • Pierre Michelot1986Compil.
Vander Michelot LubatMaurice Vander / Pierre Michelot / Bernard Lubat1985Album
Live Au DreherWalter Davis Jr., Kenny Clarke, Pierre Michelot1981Album
Al In ParisAl Haig & Pierre Michelot1979Album
Urtreger Michelot HumairRené Urtreger / Pierre Michelot / Daniel Humair1979Album
Play BachJacques Loussier, Pierre Michelot, Christian Garros1979Compil.
Piano For DanceMaurice Vander / Pierre Michelot / Kenny Clarke1968Album
Play Bach Aux Champs-Élysées Vol. 1Jacques Loussier / Christian Garros / Pierre Michelot1966Album
Play Bach Nº 1 - Portrait of Jacques LoussierJacques Loussier, Pierre Michelot, Christian Garros1965Album
Play Bach Aux Champs-Elysees No. 2Jacques Loussier, Pierre Michelot, Christian Garros1965Album
Concert In Jazz - Play BachJacques Loussier - Christian Garros - Pierre Michelot1965Album
Play Bach Nº 2 - Portrait of Jacques LoussierJacques Loussier, Pierre Michelot, Christian Garros1965Album
Play Bach No. 4Jacques Loussier, Christian Garros, Pierre Michelot1963Album
Play Bach No. 3Jacques Loussier - Christian Garros - Pierre Michelot1963Album
Play Bach Nº 2Jacques Loussier, Pierre Michelot, Christian Garros1962Album
Jazz At The Blue NoteMaurice Vander, Kenny Clarke, Pierre Michelot1961Album
Hum !Daniel Humair, René Urtreger, Pierre Michelot1960Album
Play Bach No.1Jacques Loussier / Christian Garros / Pierre Michelot1959Album
France - U.S.A.Billy Byers, Kenny Clarke, Curley Hamner, Lionel Hampton, Percy Heath, Connie Kay, Al Levitt, John Lewis, Sy Oliver And His Orchestra, Sacha Distel, Benoit Quersin, Bobby Jaspar, Pierre Michelot, Paul Rovère, René Urtreger, Barney Wilen1957Compil.
Maxim Saury Reçoit Sammy Price Et Emmet BerryMaxim Saury, Sammy Price, Emmett Berry, Pierre Michelot, Jean-Baptiste "Mac Kac" Reilles1956Album
Out Of Nowhere / These Foolish ThingsHubert Fol & His Be-Bop Minstrels / Pierre Michelot1950Album
Play Bach Nº 2Jacques Loussier, Pierre Michelot, Christian GarrosAlbum
Play Bach No. 3Jacques Loussier, Christian Garros, Pierre MichelotAlbum
Play Bach Nº 2Jacques Loussier, Pierre Michelot, Christian GarrosAlbum
Piano For DanceSteve Anderson, Pierre Michelot, Kenny ClarkeAlbum
Stephane Grappelli - Eddie LouissStéphane Grappelli - Eddy Louiss Featuring Pierre Michelot - Daniel HumairAlbum
Pierre Michelot 1Pierre MichelotSingle
Blues March/ Moanin'Roger Guérin, Benny Golson, Bobby Timmons, Pierre Michelot, Christian GarrosSingle
Sous Les Ponts De ParisPierre MichelotSingle
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