Innovative jazz and classical flute player who brought the flute back into popularity during the 1960s and 1970s.
He was one of the first solo flautists in post-war orchestras.
He recorded Scott Joplin rags and Gershwin and also collaborated with French jazz pianist Claude Bolling.
He married Francoise Bacqueryrisse, a harpist, on June 7, 1947 and had two children, Isabelle and Jean-Jacques.
He is a well known jazz flautist like Herbie Mann.