Guin, François [Frick ]
- Michel Laplace
(b Contres, France, May 18, 1938). French trombonist, flutist, singer, and bandleader. He studied piano, violin, and solfeggio, but first played trumpet with the soprano saxophonist Marc Laferrière (1957). The following year, after hearing André Paquinet, he changed to trombone and then played with Raymond Fonsèque’s traditional band (1959–60), ragtime brass band (1960), and trombone quartet (1960–62). He also worked for the bandleaders Jacques Hélian, Christian Chevallier (1960), Daniel Janin (1961–2), Jacques Denjean (1962), and Michel Legrand (1968), and he played with the trombonist Luis Fuentes (1964), Gerry Mulligan (1969, in Montreux), Duke Ellington (1969, at the Salle Pleyel in Paris), Bill Coleman (1971), and Claude Bolling (1973). Guin’s strong style is well represented on the album Bill Coleman + Four: Three Generations Jam...