Hubert Fol

Hubert Fol (November 11, 1925, Paris - January 19, 1995, Paris) was a French jazz saxophonist and bandleader.

Fol was Raymond Fol's brother, and learned piano from an early age through lessons from his mother. He also took lessons in violin and clarinet in his teens and early twenties. As a saxophonist, he worked with Claude Abadie and Boris Vian and cofounded the Be Bop Minstrels with his brother in 1947. In 1949-1950 he toured Europe and recorded with Coleman Hawkins, then worked with Kenny Clarke and Django Reinhardt before embarking on another European tour with Dizzy Gillespie and Rex Stewart. Fol's health deteriorated in the 1960s, which led to his playing far less frequently.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 11th, 1925 (Paris), Died January 19th, 1995 (Paris)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: alto saxophone


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca P 851 10-in. 5/11/1951 Double whiskey Django Reinhardt instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca P 853 10-in. 5/11/1951 lmpromptu Django Reinhardt instrumentalist, alto saxophone  


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