Michelot, Pierre

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Michelot, Pierre Gender: M
Pierre Marcel Michelot
born on 3 March 1928 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Saint Denis, France, 48n56, 2e22
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 12°21' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 02°57 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 13°04'


French bebop and hard bop double bass player.

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. He died on 3 July 2005.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive, 'jazz' pdf file, p. 98.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Alzheimer's/ Senility
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Double bass player)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Jazz