|Born||March 3, 1928|
Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris, France
|Died||July 3, 2005 77) (aged|
|Genres||Bebop, hard bop|
|Associated acts||Miles Davis|
Michelot was born in Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris on 3 March 1928. He studied piano from 1936 until 1938. He switched to playing bass at the age of sixteen.
Later life and career
He played and recorded with visiting American musicians in Paris. He "played with Rex Stewart (1948), performed at Frisco's in Paris with Kenny Clarke (summer 1949), and joined Clarke in a band accompanying Coleman Hawkins (winter 1949–50), with whom he recorded; in 1949 he also recorded with Clarke in an ad hoc band led by Sidney Bechet."
Through his career he played with Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli, Don Byas, Thelonious Monk, Lester Young, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Bud Powell, Zoot Sims, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker and many others.
For two decades from the early 1960s Michelot concentrated on arranging and studio work. He also appeared in the 1986 film Round Midnight.
In later life, Michelot suffered from Alzheimer's disease. He died in Paris on 3 July 2005.
- HUM (Sketch, 1960)
- Jazz at the Blue Note (Mercury, 1961)
- Round About a Bass (Sunnyside Communications, 1963)
- Bass and Bosses (Emarcy, 1989)
- Live at the Village Vanguard (Universal Distribution, 2007)
With Clifford Brown
- Clifford Brown Quartet (Vogue, 1953)
With Miles Davis
- Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (soundtrack) (Fontana, 1958)
With Dexter Gordon
- Our Man in Paris (Blue Note, 1963)
- Afternoon in Paris (Atlantic, 1957)
With Jimmy Raney
- Here's That Raney Day (Ahead, 1980)