picture of Raymond Fol
Raymond Fol
Raymond (* 1928 in Paris) raised in a musical household. He began playing piano at age. Raymond and his brother Hubert played in Claude Abadie's ensemble after the end of World War II, a group which included Boris Vian. The Fol brothers then formed their own group, the Be Bop Minstrels. Raymond worked around with this time with musicians such as Pierre Braslavsky, Jean-Claude Fohrenbach, Django Reinhardt, Roy Eldridge, and Johnny Hodges. In 1952, he toured Europe in Dizzy Gillespie's band, and for several years in the middle of the decade was a regular at the Club Saint-Germain in Paris. He also worked in the 1950s with Sidney Bechet, Claude Luter, Guy Lafitte, and Stephane Grappelli. He worked briefly in Rome in 1958, then returned to Paris, playing both piano and celesta at the Club Saint-Germain. In the 1960s and 1970s, he worked with Kenny Clarke, Duke Ellington, Paul Gonsalves, Cat Anderson, and Gerard Badini; he also recorded a few times on solo piano in the first half of the 1970s. Raymond died in 1979.


Vega 19.171
released 1969
recorded June 1969 in Paris/France
Guy Lafitte, tenor sax
Pierre Cullaz, guitar
Raymond Fol, piano, organ
Henri Texier, bass
Daniel Humair, drums

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