Jacques Brel’s accompanist has died, 91

Jacques Brel’s accompanist has died, 91


norman lebrecht

January 22, 2019

The virtuoso accompanist Marcel Azzola died yesterday in Paris.

He has an almost symbiotic understanding with Brel, as you can see on the video below.

He also worked extensively with Yves Montand, Edith Piaf, Barbara and Stéphane Grapelli.

Born in the 20th arrondissement in July 1927, he was the very spirit of Paris.


  • ThrownOutOfTheKremlinForSinging says:

    An unfortunate name, if he wanted a career in an English-speaking country.

    (Recall why they changed the name of the Antonin Scalia School of Law to the Antonin Scalia Law School.)