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Born: February 16, 1949    Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor

Michel Herr

Michel Herr, Belgian-born jazz pianist and composer/arranger, played with an impressive list of well known jazz musicians : Joe Henderson, Archie Shepp, Chet Baker, Joe Lovano, Charlie Mariano, Johnny Griffin, Slide Hampton, Art Farmer, Lee Konitz, Bill Frisell, John Abercrombie, Billy Hart, top European musicians such as Philip Catherine, Palle Mikkelborg, Daniel Humair, Aldo Romano, Palle Danielsson, Arild Andersen, Norma Winstone, Riccardo Del Fra, Richard Galliano, Francois Jeanneau, Paolo Fresu..., as well as the cream of the Belgian jazz scene.

Michel Herr played during many years with Toots Thielemans, and toured with him through Europe, Japan, the US....
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Review of the latest cd on All about Jazz : http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=29278

Albums as a leader or co-leader

  • Solis Lacus (1975)
  • Ouverture éclair (1977) (Michel Herr Trio)
  • Perspective (1978) (with Wolfgang Engstfeld)
  • Good buddies (1979) (with Bill Frisell)
  • Continuous flow (1980) (Engstfeld / Herr / Danielsson / Lowe)
  • Short stories (1982) (with Wolfgang Engstfeld)
  • Intuitions (1989) (trio)
  • Meet Curtis Lundy & Kenny Washington (Steve Houben & Michel Herr) (1993)
  • Just friends (Michel Herr & Archie Shepp)(1993) (movie soundtrack)
  • Notes of life (1998) (Quintet)
  • A tribute to Belgian Jazz (1998)
  • The Music of Michel Herr (with the Brussels Jazz Orchestra) (2008)
  • JazzOlympics (1 track with his tentet)

    Albums as a piano player, composer, arranger, etc...

  • Dom Rocket (Gijs Hendriks Quartet) (1979)
  • Remembering Bobby Jaspar and Rene Thomas (Saxo 1000) (1980)
  • Act Big Band (1981)
  • Steve Houben + strings (1982)
  • Soon spring (John Ruocco) (1983)
  • Your precious love (Toots Thielemans) (1984)
  • Sweet seventina (Bert Joris) (1985)
  • Transparence (Philip Catherine) (1986)
  • Solid steps (Joe Lovano) (1986)
  • Extremes (Act Big Band and guests) (1987)
  • Bim bim (Bruno Castellucci) (1987)
  • Take it from the top (Denise Jannah) (1991)
  • Loop the loop (Fabrice Alleman Quartet) (1993)
  • En public (Phil Abraham Quartet) (1997)
  • The live takes (Toots Thielemans) (1999)
  • Restless (Jean-Pierre Catoul / Peter Hertmans) (1999)
  • Sides of Life (Fabrice Alleman) (2004)
  • Changing Faces (David Linx / Brussels Jazz Orchestra) (2007)
  • JazzOlympics (1 track w. David Linx + Brussels Jazz Orchestra)
  • Crush (Ivan Paduart & Metropole orchestra) (2008)
  • Herritage : the music of Michel Herr (Ivan Paduart & friends) (2011)

    etc...

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  • Primary Instrument:
    Composer/conductor

    Location:
    CORBAIS (Mont-Saint-Guibert)

    Clinic/Workshop Information:
    Big band clinics with his own compositions.

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