- Category : 1927-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (6,20)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Penetration 2
French accordionist of Italian descent who performed with Jacques Brel, among others. The famous line "Chauffe, Marcel!" ("Heat up, Marcel") in Brel's song "Vésoul" refers to he, Azzola, who played the accordion during the recording.
During his career Azzola accompanied many of the most famous French singers of his era, including Boris Vian, Édith Piaf, Tino Rossi, Yves Montand, Juliette Gréco, Jean Sablon, Francis Lemarque, and Gilbert Bécaud. He also provided music for many film producers, including Claude Lelouch, Jacques Tati, Bertrand Tavernier, Claude Sautet, and Edouard Molinaro.
Marcel Azzola died on 22 January 2019, aged 91, in Poissy, France.