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Jacques Thollot 1946-2014

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French drummer Jacques Thollot has died on october 1, 2014. He played with Joachim Kühn, Don Cherry, Steve Lacy, Sam Rivers. Sonny Sharrock, and Barney Wilen.

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Thank you for posting. I have many albums and CDs on which he has performed - a great musician who, like Kenny Wheeler, was very versatile and comfortable in many different settings. RIP.

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Oh no!

I met him along with his partner Caroline de Bendern - he was really warm, and had a very jazz, very sideways take on things. I asked him a question about some event in his early career with Barney Wilen - when JT was playing really phenomenally, in his late teens - and he started a long pondering about the elasticity of time, and how even the coffee cup in front of him wasn't in the same shape or place as it had been at the start of his sentence because the universe was in constant expansion, etc. Other people would have just said they couldn't remember the dates, but it was a lot more interesting that way.

Loopy, ambient musique concrete thing from his first album

RIP

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Triste nouvelle....

Heard him several times including two occasions when he played with Barney Wilen at the Requin Chagrin on the Place Mouffetard in the late 60’s....

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Triste nouvelle....

Heard him several times including two occasions when he played with Barney Wilen at the Requin Chagrin on the Place Mouffetard in the late 60s....

Lucky! Sounds fascinating...

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I first heard him on Sonny Sharrock's BYG LP - he was really into it. I heard a very supportive element in his playing that Iliked a lot.

R.I.P.

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Oh no!

I met him along with his partner Caroline de Bendern - he was really warm, and had a very jazz, very sideways take on things. I asked him a question about some event in his early career with Barney Wilen - when JT was playing really phenomenally, in his late teens - and he started a long pondering about the elasticity of time, and how even the coffee cup in front of him wasn't in the same shape or place as it had been at the start of his sentence because the universe was in constant expansion, etc. Other people would have just said they couldn't remember the dates, but it was a lot more interesting that way.

Loopy, ambient musique concrete thing from his first album

RIP

Haha, yeah, I really wanted to interview him but with my lack of usable French, it wasn't going to happen. Glad you got to have the experience! Sounds like a fascinating, eccentric dude (I wouldn't expect anything less).

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The guitarist Noël Akchoté has posted a number of nice early and more recent photos of Thollot on his facebook page.

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