Philippe Combelle

After having proved himself in the jazz clubs of Paris, he went on a European tour with Jack Diéval's Allstars. Then he accompanied Sonny Criss, Memphis Slim, Don Byas, Sonny Stitt and Toots Thielemans ( Mister Blues pour flirter, 1963), Dexter Gordon and Stéphane Grappelli . Between 1964 and 1967, he worked with Jacques Brel. He then joined Marc Hemmeler's trio (with Pierre Michelot), before founding the Baroque Jazz Trio with Jean-Charles Capon and Georges Rabol in 1969, with whom he recorded a highly acclaimed album. He has also played with Olivier Hutman, Georges Arvanitas and Maurice Vander and Jimmy Gourley. In Senegal, he appeared in the early 1980s with Doudou N'Diaye Rose in front of Leopold Senghor at a public concert. Then he played with Buck Clayton, René Urtreger and Sacha Distel before making his own combo. He also accompanied Jimmy Slide and Ray Brown / Pierre Boussaguet. He also recorded with Guy Lafitte ( Joué Charles Trenet), Christian Escoudé ( Gipsy Waltz, 1989), Daniel Colin and Buddy DeFranco ( Live at the Alligators).