Guy Lafitte

Guy Lafitte - ©

born on 12/1/1927 in Saint-Gaudens, Midi-Pyrénées, France

died on 10/6/1998 in Simorre, Midi-Pyrénées, France

Guy Lafitte

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Guy Lafitte (12 January 1927 – 11 July 1998) was a French jazz tenor saxophonist born at Saint-Gaudens, France, most notable for his work with Mezz Mezzrow from 1951–1952 and having toured with Big Bill Broonzy in 1951.

In 1954 Lafitte made Paris his home, and worked with Lionel Hampton and Emmett Berry. Lafitte had also been a collaborator on various other projects with musicians such as Wild Bill Davis and Bill Coleman.


  • 1953 All the Things You Are with Franck Pourcel
  • 1954 Blue and Sentimental (EmArcy) with Peanuts Holland, Raymond Fol, Jean-Claude Pelletier, Geo Daly
  • 1957 Les Classiques de Jazz (Columbia) with André Persiany , Paul Rovere, Teddy Martin
  • 1978 Corps Et Ame (Black & Blue) with Hank Jones, George Duvivier, J. C. Heard
  • 1983 Lotus Blossom (Black & Blue) with Wild Bill Davis, Clyde Lucas
  • 1990 The Things We Did Last Summer (Black & Blue) with Jacky Terrasson, Pierre Boussaguet, Al Lewitt

As sideman

  • Arnett Cobb Quintet: Live! (Black & Blue, 1980)
  • Bill Coleman Quintett with Guy Lafitte: Lions Abroad Vol. 3 – A Lion in Paris (Black Lion, 1973) Bill Coleman - Ben Webster - Guy Lafitte (Jazz Colours, 1973)
  • Lionel Hampton: Paris Session 1956 (EMI)
  • Peanuts Holland Sextet: Jazz in Paris: Peanuts Holland – Buck Clayton – Charlie Singleton (EmArcy, 1954)
  • Sammy Price Quintet: Le Jazz en France – Vol. 14 – Boogie Woogie a la Parisienne (Pathé, 1956)
  • Lucky Thompson Sextet: Lucky Thompson (Swing, 1956)
  • Pierre Boussaguet: Trio Europa (EmArcy, 1998)


  • Richard Morton & Brian Cook: The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD, Sixth Edition, London, Penguin, 2001

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