Pierre Cavalli

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Pierre Cavalli (born July 12, 1928 in Zurich ; † March 28, 1985 ibid) was a Swiss jazz and studio musician (guitar, bass).

Live and act

Cavalli had violin lessons as a child, only to switch to the guitar at the age of fifteen . He quickly found modern jazz . With the Swiss All Star Bebop Team he took part in the first international jazz festival in Nice in 1948, and then worked for Fred Böhler , Hazy Osterwald and Kurt Edelhagen . In 1953 he moved to Paris, where he had his own trio, played with Art Simmons and also worked as a studio musician for Quincy Jones ( Et voilà!, 1957) and Michel Legrand . Friedrich Gulda brought him into his Euro Big Band . With his trio Cavalli made guest tours to the USA and the USSR. In the early 1960s he played with Stéphane Grappelli . Then he returned to Switzerland, where he worked as a soloist with the DRS Big Band , but also recorded with Dennis Armitage . He also worked with Hans Koller ( International Jazz Workshop , 1964) and Ingfried Hoffmann and spent a year in Brazil, working in his own small information center and as a studio musician (from 1971 in Zurich). He also composed for French television films. Together with Thomas Moeckel , Markus Plattner and Roberto Bossard he founded the band Guitar Summit in 1983 , which consisted of four guitarists plus a rhythm section .

He was married to Nanda van Bergen, who also appeared as a singer with him.

Discographic notes

  • Stephane Grappelli: Django (Barclay 1962)
  • Swiss All Stars (Ex Libris 1964)
  • Wolfgang Dauner : The Oimels (MPS 1969)
  • DRS Big Band: Tour de swing (CH Record 1972-74)
  • Emphasis (Pick 1975, with Renato Anselmi , Fernando Vicencio, Nick Liebmann , Curt Treier )
  • Bert Campbell : Romantic Melodies, (Pierre Cavalli), (Curt Treier), Corema Records 1983

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