Later life and career
He played and recorded with visiting American musicians in Paris. He "played with Rex Stewart (1948), performed at Frisco's in Paris with Kenny Clarke (summer 1949), and joined Clarke in a band accompanying Coleman Hawkins (winter 1949–50), with whom he recorded; in 1949 he also recorded with Clarke in an ad hoc band led by Sidney Bechet."
Through his career he played with Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli, Don Byas, Thelonious Monk, Lester Young, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Bud Powell, Zoot Sims, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker and many others.
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With Miles Davis
- Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (soundtrack) (Fontana, 1958)
With Dexter Gordon
- Our Man in Paris (Blue Note, 1963)
- Afternoon in Paris (Atlantic, 1957)
With Jimmy Raney
- Here's That Raney Day (Ahead, 1980)
- Carr, Ian; Fairweather, Digby; Priestley, Brian (1995). Jazz: The Rough Guide. Rough Guides. p. 437. ISBN 978-1-85828-137-7.
- Clergeat, André; Kernfeld, Barry (2002), Michelot, Pierre, Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press, retrieved November 11, 2018, (Subscription required (help))
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