Chris Laurence was born in London and studied at the Guildhall school of music. He plays regularly with John Surman, Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor and Norma Winstone. In the classical world he was principal double bass with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields until 1995, playing on many of their famous recordings ranging from the film "Amadeus" to Benjamin Britten's "Curlew River". Jazz artists he has recorded with include trombonist J.J. Johnson, Tony Coe, Joe Williams, Sarah Vaughan, Norma Winstone and Johnny Mathis. Recent recordings are John Surman's "Coruscating" Andy Sheppard's "Dancing Man and Woman", Kenny Wheeler's "Kayak" and Norma Winstone's "Manhattan in the rain". He also worked on "Leaving Las Vegas" and "The Man who Cried" with the Kronos Quartet. Chris has also featured on albums with many stars including Elton John, Sting, David Gilmour and guitarist John Williams.
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