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Claude Luter
Birth nameClaude Luter
Born(1923-07-23)23 July 1923
Origin Paris, France
Died6 October 2006(2006-10-06) (aged 83)
Genres Dixieland
Occupation(s) Clarinetist
Instrument(s) Clarinet
Soprano saxophone
Years active1940s–1990s
Formerly of Willie "The Lion" Smith Quartet
Claude Luter et Son Orchestre

Claude Luter (23 July 1923 – 6 October 2006) was a jazz clarinetist who doubled on soprano saxophone.

Luter was born and died in Paris. He began on trumpet, but switched to clarinet. He might be best known for being an accompanist to Sidney Bechet when he was in Paris, but he also worked with Barney Bigard and French writer and musician Boris Vian.


  • En Concert (06/16/2003)
  • Puisque Vous Partez En Voyage (01/06/2003)
  • Jazz Spirituals Disques Vogue SLVLX 426
  • Parade Disques Vogue CLVLX 221
  • a Bobino Disques Vogue SLVLX 414
  • And His Orchestra Disques Vogue LVLX 156

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