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Born: February 2, 1953

Louis Sclavis (b. Lyon, France, February 2, 1953) is a French jazz musician. He performs on clarinet, bass clarinet, and soprano saxophone in a variety of contexts, including jazz and free jazz. His music shows great creativity and a lively sense of humor.

Sclavis began his musical education at the conservatoire de Lyon at age 9, where he studied clarinet. He began performing with the Lyon Workshop, where he met Michel Portal and Bernard Lubat. He then joined the Brotherhood of Breath of Chris McGregor, and later the Henri Texier quartet.

He began his work as a leader in 1987, with his first album Chine. The track Duguesclin has actually been a hit in France, due to its lively, middle-age inspiration. In 1995, he created, along with Henri texier and Aldo Romano, a trio named the African trio which achieved considerable success, even outside of the french jazz community....
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    Silk and Salt Melodies

    ECM Records
    2014
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    Chine / Chamber Music

    Label Bleu
    2013
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    Sources

    ECM Records
    2012
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    Eldorado Trio

    Label Bleu
    2010
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    Lost On The Way

    ECM Records
    2009
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    La Moitié Du Monde

    Label Bleu
    2007
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    L'Imparfait Des Langues

    ECM Records
    2007
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