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Christophe Devisscher

º Nieuwpoort, Belgium

After experimenting with classical music and heavy metal he went on to study bass guitar and double bass with Bart De Nolf at the Jazz Department of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Brussels, graduating in 1998.

Christophe also followed workshops and master classes with Salvatore LaRocca, Michel Hatzigeorgiou, John Abercrombie, Enrico Pieranunzi, Charlie Haden and Hein Van de Geyn.

For several years he was mainly active in pop and folk music but gradually reorientated his musical attentions towards jazz. He was a member of the internationally acclaimed and awarded Alexi Tuomarila Quartet (1998 - 2003) & Pascal Schumacher Quartet (2002 - 2013).

In 2016 a first album of the Christophe Devisscher Quartet "A Fisherman’s Tale" (featuring Frank Deruytter, Christian Mendoza and Dré Pallemaerts) is released as is the standards album "Duology" with Carlo Nardozza.

The album "Spoonful - Back to the Blues" of the Kristen Cornwell Trio (with Australian vocalist Kristen Cornwell and Belgian guitarist Patrick Deltenre) is released in 2018.

In 2020 the Triology album “Parker Par Coeur” (with Carlo Nardozza and Tim Finoulst) is recorded and released in celebration and honour of Charlie Parker's centenary.

Other current projects are: Carlo Nardozza Siu Lam Project, Made in Purple, Sennek, Duo Roosemeyers & Friends , Tango van de Lage Landen and Brel - C’était au Temps.

He has performed on countless stages of venues, clubs and festivals in Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, France, Ireland, United Kingdom, Austria, Poland, Romania, Lithuania, Estonia, Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Tunisia, Morocco, Burkina Faso, South Africa, Jordan, Malaysia, Japan, Vietnam, China, South Korea, Australia, Canada, USA, Mexico and Cuba.

Over the years he has been involved in numerous projects as a sideman, including:

Johan Verminnen, Michel Herr, Lee Konitz, Peter King, Rabih Abou-Khalil, Judy Niemack, Tony Christie, Joe Lovano, Félix Simtaine, Eric Vloeimans, Martin Taylor, Philip Catherine, Duško Gojković, Pierre Van Dormael, Bruno Castellucci, Johan Clement, Scott Hamilton, Pierre Drevet, Guy Barker, Steve Houben, Deborah Carter, Frank Vaganée, William Galison, Brussels Jazz Orchestra, Andy Middleton, Sam Dillon, Leroy Jones, Isabelle Beernaert and Rocco Granata.

Christophe teaches bass guitar, double bass & combo at the Music Academy Grimbergen and Specific Didactics double bass, bass guitar & combo at the Educational Master Program of the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp.

Frank Deruytter > tenor saxophone

Christian Mendoza > piano

Dré Pallemaerts > drums

Christophe Devisscher > double bass

  • Slapdash
  • Ind & Em
  • Oy
  • Nominal Velocity
  • Belly Buttons
  • A Fisherman’s Tale
  • La Mariposa
  • Lullaby

All compositions by Christophe Devisscher

Recorded at Fattoria Musica in Osnabrück (D), August 30 - 31, 2015 by Stephan van Wylick

Mixed & mastered at 52 Creations in Mechelen (B), January 2016, by Dré Pallemaerts

Artwork design by Rachel Dight @ Swivel Creative (Sydney, Australia)

Released on Cornfish Music

CF 0116

Kristen Cornwell > vocals

Patrick Deltenre > guitars

Christophe Devisscher > double bass

  • Spoonful (Willie Dixon)
  • Your Mind is on Vacation (Mose Allison)
  • For What It’s Worth (Stephen Stills)
  • I’m Gonna Go Fishin’ (Duke Ellington & Peggy Lee)
  • Seems I’m Never Tired of Loving You (Cortez Franklin)
  • Better Than Anything (Bill Loughborough & David Wheat)
  • Gimme What You Got (Kevin Moore & Kevin McCormick)
  • Blue (Joni Mitchell)
  • Who Needs You (Billie Holiday & Jeanne Burns)
  • When I Was a Young Girl (traditional)
  • You Can’t Judge a Book by its Cover (Willie Dixon)

All arrangements by Kristen Cornwell, Patrick Deltenre & Christophe Devisscher

Recorded at Record Office in Sint-Niklaas (B), November 2 - 3, 2017 by Koen Heirman

Mixed & mastered at Record Office in Sint-Niklaas (B), December 2017, by Koen Heirman

Artwork design by Rachel Dight @ Swivel Creative (Sydney, Australia)

Photograph by Bea Slachmuylders

Released on Cornfish Music

CF 0218

Carlo Nardozza > trumpet

Tim Finoulst > guitar

Christophe Devisscher > double bass

  • Blues for Alice (C. Parker)
  • My Little Suede Shoes(C. Parker)
  • Anthropology(C. Parker)
  • Everything Happens to Me (M. Dennis)
  • Confirmation(C. Parker)
  • Laura (D. Raskin)
  • Relaxin’ at Camarillo(C. Parker)
  • Just Friends (J. Klenner)
  • Cherokee (R. Noble)

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Studio Crescendo in Genk (B), January 2020, by Pino Guarraci, Marco Gaspercic & Marc Vliegen

Artwork by Luc Vanden Bosch

Pictures by Joanna Calmes

Layout by Jose Cano

Liner notes by Betty Vanlangendonck

Released on Carlo Nardozza Music

CNM 2005

Carlo Nardozza > trumpet

Christophe Devisscher > double bass

  • It Could Happen To You (J. Van Heusen/J. Burke)
  • In Your Own Sweet Way (D. Brubeck)
  • Valse des Escargots (C. Nardozza)
  • How Insensitive (A. C. Jobim)
  • I Fall In Love Too Easily (J. Styne/S. Cahn)
  • Tangerine (V. Schertzinger/J. Mercer)
  • Estate (B. Martino)
  • Falling In Love With Love (Rodgers/Hart)
  • Three And One (T. Jones)
  • Beija Flor (A. Tomas/N. Silva/N. Cavaquinho)
  • Theme from Symphony N°9 in E Minor, op. 95, B. 178 “from the new world”: II. Largo (A. L. Dvořák)

Recorded at Studio 44 in Bilzen (B), March 25, 2015, by Max Bolleman

Mastered at Studio Crescendo in Genk (B), June 2015, by Pino Guarraci

Artwork design by Rachel Dight @ Swivel Creative (Sydney, Australia)

Released on Carlo Nardozza Music

CNM 0315


Johann George Kessler 3/4 acoustic double bass (1996)

Paul Belgrado custom made 3/4 semi-acoustic double bass (2008)

Paul Belgrado custom made 5-string Jazz bass guitar (1999)

Paul Belgrado Z-Lectro 4B bass guitar (2021)

Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay bass guitar (1994)

Ibanez Affirma AFR 104 fretless bass guitar (1990)

Kala U-Bass Solid Mahony fretless ukelele bass (2019)


Markbass CMD 102P

Markbass Standard 104HF Cabinet Speaker

Acoustic Image Coda 4 611-AA-2


Vintage Russian Big Muff cloned pedal

Boss CEB-3 Bass Chorus

Boss GEB-7 Bass Equalizer

Boss ME-50B pedal board

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