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Gérard Prévost

Bassist - Double Bassist

  • When I choose a mic, what I’m most interested in, of course, is the sound it gives me. Next is how it’s fastened, and this needs to be absolutely reliable.

    At the request of Ludovic Lanen, I participated in the development of this new BL21 mic for the double bass and I wanted to share with you my satisfaction in terms of the acoustic results and the fastening system, which will make it one of the audio world’s new leaders for double bass mics. 


What a career! He started out with Coluche at a time when Coluche was doing music shows (he resumed this role in Antoine de Caunes' film about Coluche). Then he worked with Renaud, Gainsbourg, and the Gypsy Kings. He is one of the founders of Le Grand Orchestra du Splendid.

Gérard Prévost had his first taste of rock with Chaussettes Noires, and of jazz with Miles Davis. He then made the natural progression to jazz-rock fusion in the 1970s (ZAO, Transit Express, David Rose, etc.).

Accompanying a number of singer-songwriters, such as Les Enfants Terribles, Maxime Le Forestier and Yves Simon, gave him the opportunity to meet Coluchee and found Le Grand Orchestre du Splendid.

In the 1980s he became director and arranger for Renaud, Odeurs, Bijou, and finally, the Gipsy Kings, with whom he worked for 14 years.

In 2002 he returned to the jazz scene, starting a trio with Stéphane Guéry (guitarist), who introduced him to Arbon. And the journey continues with studio and live work. He was involved in the recording of two of Arbon's albums and the subsequent tours, Etre et avoir été, in 2005, and Il pleut au Paradis, in 2007.