"Fats" Sadi Pol Lallemand (23 October 1927, Andenne, Belgium – 20 February 2009, Huy) was a Belgian jazz musician, vocalist, and composer who played vibraphone and percussion.He chose the name "Sadi" because he disliked his last name, which means "the German" in French. He led a quartet and nonet and won the Belgian Golden Django for best French-speaking artist in 1996.
His first instrument was xylophone, which he played in a circus in the 1930s.After World War II, he became a professional vibraphonist. He performed with Bobby Jaspar in the Bob Shots, then with Don Byas. From 1950 to 1961 he lived in Paris, where he played with Aimé Barelli, Django Reinhardt, and Martial Solal.
In the 1960s he moved to Brussels, Belgium, and was a member of Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band.He worked for RTBF, the TV channel of the French Community in Belgium. Sadi became seriously ill in January 1995 and appeared rarely on stage.
With Don Byas
With Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band
With Bobby Jaspar
With Sahib Shihab
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