Clovis Nicolas

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Clovis Nicolas (* 13. March 1973 in Abidjan ) is a French jazz - double bass player .


Clovis Nicolas had classical bass lessons on the Conservatory in Avignon at Joseph Fabre . Under the influence of Charlie Parker's Dial Sessions, he came to jazz; He gained his first experience as a professional musician on tours with the alto saxophonist Peter King , as well as with Ted Curson and Laurent de Wilde . After graduating from the Marseille Conservatory in 1996, he moved to Paris and worked a. a. with Stéphane Belmondo , Baptiste Trotignon , Brad Mehldau , Michele Hendricks , Stefano Di Battista , Dee Dee Bridgewater and Aldo Romano . In 2002 he moved to New York, where he studied bass with Ron Carter at the Juilliard School ; He also took private composition lessons from Ben Wolfe , Peter Washington and Kendall Briggs . Since then he has been working as a freelance bass player in New York, a. a. in Carlos Abadie 5tet, the Anderson Twins Sextet and Octet, Samora Pinderhughes and Laurent Courthaliac . Nicolas participated in 23 recording sessions from 1998 to 2018, including a. on recordings by Josh Brown , Baptiste Trotignon ( Sightseeing ) ´ and Dmitry Baevsky ( Some Other Spring ). He was also involved in Lionel Belmondo's album Hymne au Soleil , which won three Grammy Awards .

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  1. Tom Lord Jazz Discography