Pierre Cullaz

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Pierre Cullaz (born July 21, 1935 in Paris , † January 1, 2014 ) was a French guitarist and cellist of modern jazz .


Pierre Cullaz was the son of Maurice Cullaz and the older brother of Alby Cullaz . After learning the piano and the cello, he switched to the guitar as his main instrument in 1949. He began his career as a professional musician in 1956/57 with Michel Hausser . In 1958/59 he worked in the trio of the pianist Art Simmons , which performed at the Mars Club in Paris . After his military service he played in the bands of Martial Solal (1962) and Eddy Louiss (1964/65). During the 1960s he was a member of the Guitars Unlimited ensemble with Raymond Gimenes . a. with the bands of Claude Bolling , André Hodeirand Ivan Jullien worked together; he also accompanied singers like Claude Nougaro . In addition to his work as a musician, he taught at the CIM in Paris and wrote the textbook Method de Guitare (Edition A. Leduc). His students included u. a. Samy Daussat and Lokua Kanza . He was also active as a composer of film music for Michel Legrand . He has also worked with Buck Clayton , Léon Francioli , Michel Gaudry , Jef Gilson , The Golden Gate Quartet , Guy Lafitte , Sir Charles Thompson and Sarah Vaughan ("Misty") throughout his career . In the field of jazz he was involved in 76 recording sessions between 1956 and 1977.


Individual evidence

  1. ^ Announcement of death at TSF Jazz ( Memento of the original from May 31, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (accessed January 2, 2014) @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.tsfjazz.com
  2. Tom Lord : The Jazz Discography (online, accessed January 2, 2014)