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Claude Luter

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Clarinetist Claude Luter towered on the landscape from the postwar Paris jazz picture. A longtime confederate of American bandleader Sidney Bechet, he championed the audio and nature of traditional jazz in to the 21st hundred years. Created in Paris on July 23, 1923, Luter was the boy of a specialist musician and started his own profession like a trumpeter prior to making the change to clarinet. After finding New Orleans jazz as a teenager, he started playing private celebrations and clubs through the Nazi profession, and post-liberation, surfaced like a fixture in the Lorientais, among the Latin Quarter’s leading nightspots. Within the wake of Globe Battle II the French embraced American jazz with fresh fervor, as well as the caves of Paris’ St. Germain de Prés offered because the music’s epicenter; Luter’s trio was the toast from the intellectual top notch, playing to crowds that included Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre, and produced their 1st recordings in 1946. 2 yrs later, in the 1st Nice Jazz Event, Luter befriended the fantastic Louis Armstrong, and in the weeks to check out he recorded having a who’s who of going to American jazz music artists including Willie “The Lion” Smith, Rex Stewart, and Buck Clayton. His most crucial association was his use Bechet, like Armstrong a pioneer of the brand new Orleans jazz that formed Luter’s personal playing; 1st teaming in 1949, Bechet and Luter continuing collaborating before saxophonist’s May 1959 loss of life, cutting several classic classes and touring North Africa in 1951. In 1960 Luter combined with fellow clarinetist Barney Bigard before developing his own music group, which he continuing to business lead for the rest of his existence. In 1964, he documented Bechet’s ballet, La Colline du Delta. Luter also toured regularly, in 1970 planing a trip to LA to take part in occasions celebrating Louis Armstrong’s 70th birthday and in 1997 soaring to New Orleans to honor Bechet. Even while, he continued to be accurate to the ideals of traditional jazz regardless of the introduction of successive decades of bebop and free of charge jazz players. Luter continuing playing twice regular monthly in the Paris jazz golf club Le Petit Journal until past due 2005. After problems from a fall, he passed away Oct 6, 2006, at age 83.

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Full Name Claude Luter
Died October 6, 2006, Poissy, France
Profession Actor, Film Score Composer, Clarinetist
Nationality French
Music Songs Si tu vois ma mère, Dans les rues d'Antibes, Promenade aux Champs Elysées, Muskrat Ramble, When The Saints Go Marching In, As-tu le cafard?, Weary Way Blues, Moulin a café, Sweet Lovin' Man, Créole jazz, Struttin' with Some Barbecue, Blues De La Fin, Gate Mouth, Mood Indigo, C Jam Blues, China Boy, Premier bal, South African Blues, The Onions, Wild Cat Blues, Just Gone, Fidgety Feet, If I Could Be With You, Jazz Me Blues, Nuages, Yes, Sir, That's My Baby, I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None of My Jelly Roll, Careless Love Blues, Graveyard Dream Blues, Le p'tit père cirage, Dardanella, Buddy Bolden Story
Albums À Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Hommage à Claude Luter), On Parade, Claude Luter for Ever, Blues In My Heart, The Paris Session, Claude Luter Meeting The New Ragtime Band (Evasion 1973), On Parade (Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1952), Tiger Rag, Shimmering, Claude Luter in England with Humphrey Lyttelton, High Society (Mono Version), Fog Horn Boogie / The Man Upstairs (Mono Version), Saint Germain Dance, Rare Jazz Records - Sidney Bechet Jazz Concert, Vol. 1, Les Oignons, En Concert, Royal Garden Blues (Mono Version), Claude luter et ses lorientais (Mono version), Claude Luter & Maxim Saury Et Son New Orleans Sound, Claude Luter Et Son Compere Le Saxo, Les âmes fières / N'embrassez pas ma femme (Mono version), Red Hot Reeds, Pimlico (Mono Version), Claude Luter et son orchestre (Mono Version), Jazz Me Blues, The Fabulous Buenos Aires Session, Jazz in Paris, Jazz in Paris: Sidney Bechet et Claude Luter, Bechet Souvenirs (Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1951), Ah! Si j'avais un franc cinquante, Featuring Sidney Bechet, Vintage Belle Epoque Nº 31 - EPs Collectors, "Shimmy", Summerset (Mono Version), Creole Jazz (Mono Version), Sidney Bechet (Jazz Anthology), Vol. 7 (Mono version), Dixie marmelade (Mono Version), Charleston, Vol. 2 (Mono Version), 123 Claude Luter, In France, The Essential Jazz Collection: Sidney Bechet Et Claude Luter
Movies Rendezvous in July, Disorder


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1 Jazz musician; originally played trumpet, later the clarinet and saxophone.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ça va plaire 1980 TV Movie
Passe-temps 1962 TV Movie
Cabaret du soir 1958 TV Series
L'inspecteur connaît la musique 1956 Harry Louis / Bandleader
Piédalu député 1954
Rendezvous in July 1949 Chef d'orchestre de jazz

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Le surmâle 1980 TV Movie
Isabelle and Lust 1975
L'inspecteur connaît la musique 1956
La cité du midi 1951 Documentary short
Disorder 1949 Documentary short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Boris Vian 2014 Documentary short composer: theme music
Violette & François 1977 musician
Antoine and Sebastian 1974 orchestrator
Carom Shots 1963 musician: soloist
Rendezvous in July 1949 musician: jazz band

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Four Hits and a Mister 1962 Short writer: "Creole Jazz"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Les Refrains de la mémoire 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
It Don't Mean a Thing, If It Ain't Got That Swing 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Champs-Elysées 1989 TV Series Himself
S'il vous plaît 1982 TV Series documentary Himself
Le grand échiquier 1972-1982 TV Series Himself
Sacha show 1968-1969 TV Series Himself
Cinéastes de notre temps 1967 TV Series documentary Himself
Disorder Is 20 Years Old 1967 Documentary Herself
Tête de bois et tendres années 1965 TV Series Himself
The Passing Show of 1963 1963 TV Movie Himself
Passing Show of 1962 1962 TV Movie Himself (as Claude Luter et son orchestre)
It's the Paris Life 1954 Himself (as L'Orchestre Claude Luter)
Saluti e baci 1953 Himself / En personne
Disorder 1949 Documentary short Himself

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