I just read that Claude Luter passed away. For those who know the book I co-edited for Rizzoli "Manual of Saint-Germain-des-Prés" by Boris Vian, his name comes up often. One of the key figures in the whole Paris post-war generation - he is probably the key figure to bring New Orleans jazz to that great city and culture.
Sadly not that much information on him in English, but I imagine him to be a fantastic personality - especially anyone who was close friends with Boris Vian. If I am not correct he played regular shows at A club till very recently. Luter was 83 years old and forever young. TamTam salutes you!