Michel Benita

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Michel Benita at a jazz festival in 2008

Michel Benita (born 1954 in Algiers, Algeria) is a double bass player, prominent in jazz music since 1980's.[1] He moved to Paris in 1981 and became one of the major discoveries in European jazz scene. Among others, he played with Aldo Romano, Marc Ducret, Martial Solal, Lee Konitz, Dino Saluzzi, Archie Shepp. He formed with Vietnamese guitar player Nguyên Lê and American drummer Peter Erskine the ELB trio in 1999.

Discography[edit]

  • 1990: Preferences, Michel Benita, Label Bleu LBLC 6532
  • 1993: Soul, Label Bleu LBLC 6552
  • 1995: Palatino, Label Bleu LBLC 6585
  • 1998: Palatino Tempo, Label Bleu LBLC 6605
  • 1998: Lower The Walls, Label Bleu LBLC 6611
  • 2000: Palatino Chap.3 Emarcy/Universal 013 610-2
  • 2001: ELB, ACT 9289-2 (Peter Erskine, Nguyen Le, Michel Benita)
  • 2001: Trio, unissued
  • 2004: Drastic, Deluxe/Discograph
  • 2007: Ramblin, Plus Loin 4505
  • 2008: Dream Flight, (Peter Erskine, Nguyen Le, Michel Benita) ACT 9467-2
  • 2010: Ethics, ZigZag ZZT 100902
  • 2011: Back In Town, Palatino, Naïve NJ621511
  • 2012: Trio Libero,, Sheppard, Benita, Rochford, ECM 2252
  • 2013: Thrill Box, Vincent Peirani, ACT 9542-2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marmande, Francis (2004) "MICHEL BENITA, les basses doucement !", Le Monde, 16 January 2004

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