Maurice VanderMaurice (* 1929 in Paris), his real name Maurice Vanderschueren, was a jazz keyboardist. Maurice worked in the 1950s with Don Byas, Django Reinhardt, Bobby Jaspar, Jimmy Raney, Stephane Grappelli, Chet Baker, and Kenny Clarke. He won the Prix Django Reinhardt in 1962.
In the 1960s he was a session musician for Roger Guerin, Pierre Gossez, and Boulou Ferré, and played with Claude Nougaro and Ivan Jullien. He played with Baker again in the late 1970s and with Johnny Griffin; his later work included performing and recording with Clarke, Richie Cole, Art Farmer, and Benny Powell. Maurice passed away in 2017.
Fontana 885.516 MY
reissue in 2000 on Gitanes 542 231-2
recorded autumn 1963 in Paris/France
Elek Bacsik, guitar
Maurice Vander, organ
Guy Pedersen, bass
Daniel Humair, drums
Pepito Riestria, percussion
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