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Dubois was self-taught as a bass player. A characteristic of his playing was that he sang during his solos, just like Slam Stewart, for example. He has played with numerous musicians who toured Europe such as Max Roach, Clifford Brown, Lester Young, Hank Jones and Buck Clayton. He made his first recordings in the mid-1940s in Brussels, among others with the Orchester du Cosmopolite (with Bobby Jaspar) and the quintet of Jack Sels (1957). He played in pianist Johnny Kay's trio, with Sidney Bechet, Jacques Pelzer (Jazz for Moderns, 1956), Francis Coppieters, Charlie Knegtel, Taps Miller, Herman Sandy. He also took part in jam sessions during that time, with Don Byas, Roy Eldridge, Peanuts Holland, James Moody and Kenny Clarke. In the 1960s he played dixieland with David Bee's group Brother Powell and His Dixie Rag-A-Jazz Band, and was active with Gus Clark, Alex Scorier, Janot Morales and Babs Robert (with whom he played at the 1967 Montreux Jazz Festival performed) and with Gene Conners. In later years he was a member of hot jazz bands such as Jump College, the Victoria Jazzband and the Retro Jazz Orchestra. He played regularly with his Tuesday's Lovers Jazz Band at Club Laiterie in Linkebeek. Dubois was also active as a visual artist. In jazz he took part in 81 recording sessions in the period 1943-2007.
| Paul Dubois. Double bass, Vocals - Date of birth January 24, 1924. Brussels
Self taught, Paul Dubois has become a central figure of Belgian mainstream jazz and is considered as an outstanding bass player.
Paul DUBOIS played with countless American soloists, including jazz legends such as Max ROACH, Clifford BROWN, Lester YOUNG, Hank JONES or Buck CLAYTON...