Chris Laurence

born on 6/1/1949 in London, England, United Kingdom

Chris Laurence

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Not to be confused with Chris Lawrence.
Chris Laurence
Born January 6, 1949
Chris Laurence (born January 6, 1949) is an English jazz double bassist born in London, perhaps most noteworthy for his 1980s work in various trios with Tony Oxley .

In 1984 Laurence became a member of the "London Bach Orchestra". Chris has also done collaborative work with other jazz artists, such as John Surman,[1] Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor, Frank Ricotti and Alan Skidmore. Inspirations include Keith Jarrett, Miroslav Vitous, Chick Corea and Tony Coe. He recently formed the Chris Laurence Quartet and released his debut album 'New View'.[2]

Select discography

With David Gilmour

With Michael Nyman

  • The Cook The Thief His Wife & Her Lover (Virgin Venture)
  • À la folie (Virgin Venture)
  • The End of the Affair (Sony Classical)
  • Six Celan Songs/The Ballad of Kastriot Rexhepi (MN Records)
  • Love Counts (MN Records)

With Alan Skidmore

  • T.C.B. (Philips Records)
  • El Skid w/ Elton Dean (Vinyl Records)

With John Surman

  • Morning Glory
  • The Brass Project (ECM, 1992)
  • Stranger than Fiction (ECM, 1995)
  • Coruscating (ECM, 1999)
  • The Spaces in Between (ECM, 2006)

With John Taylor

  • Pause, And Think Again (Turtle Records)
  • Decipher (MPS Records)

With Kenny Wheeler

  • Kayak (Ah Um, Ah Um Records)
  • Dream Sequence (PSI Records)

With Frank Ricotti Quartet

With Gordon Beck

  • Once Is Never Enough (FMR Records)

With John Williams

  • The Magic Box (Sony Classical)

With Elton Dean

  • They All Be On This Old Road (Ogun Records)


  1. Conrad, Thomas (2009-09-05). John Surman: Listen and Trust. All About Jazz. Retrieved on 2010-04-18.
  2. [Chris Laurence at All Music Guide New View: Chris Lawrence Quartet]. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-04-18.
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