Chris Laurence

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Chris Laurence
Born (1949-01-06) 6 January 1949 (age 68)
London, England
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments double bass
Associated acts Tony Oxley, John Surman

Chris Laurence (born 6 January 1949) is an English jazz double bassist known for his work with Tony Oxley .

In 1984, Laurence became a member of the London Bach Orchestra. He has also collaborated with John Surman,[1] Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor, Frank Ricotti, and Alan Skidmore. Inspirations include Keith Jarrett, Miroslav Vitouš, Chick Corea and Tony Coe. He recently formed the Chris Laurence Quartet and released his debut album, New View.[2]

Select discography[edit]

As leader

With David Gilmour

With Barry Guy/The London Jazz Composers' Orchestra

With Michael Nyman

With Alan Skidmore

With John Surman

With John Taylor

  • Pause, and Think Again (Turtle)
  • Decipher (MPS)

With Kenny Wheeler

With Frank Ricotti Quartet

  • Our Point of View (CBS)

With Gordon Beck

  • Once Is Never Enough (FMR)

With John Williams

  • The Magic Box (Sony Classical)

With Elton Dean

  • They All Be on This Old Road (Ogun)


  1. ^ Conrad, Thomas (2009-09-05). "John Surman: Listen and Trust". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  2. ^ "New View: Chris Lawrence Quartet". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  3. ^ Double Bassist 2007 -- Volumes 40-43 - Page 67 "New View Chris Laurence (db) Basho Records SRCD 18-2 This aptly named disc revisits tunes by several of the .."