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Nguyen Le

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: January 14, 1959    

Nguyen Le

Born in Paris from vietnamese parents, he began to play drums at the age of 15, then took up guitar & electric bass. After graduating in Visual Arts, he majored in Philosophy, writing a thesis on Exoticism. Then he devoted to music, creating “ULTRAMARINE” (1983), a multi-ethnic band whose CD “ De “ has been considered “1989' s best World Music album” Philippe Conrath, Liberation.

Nguyen LE is a self-taught musician, with a wide scope of interests : Rock & Funk (Jim Cuomo, Madagascar tour 84), Jazz standards & contemporary Jazz (bass player with Marc Ducret, guitar player with Eric Barret), Improvised Music (Yves Robert), Singers (Ray Charles), Contemporary Music (Andre Almuro, Tona Scherchen, Marius Constant, Mauricio Kagel), Ethnic Music : African & Caribbean with ULTRAMARINE , Algerian with Safy Boutella & Cheb Mami, Indian with Kakoli, Turkish with Kudsi Erguner, Vietnamese with his “Dan Bau” (traditional one-stringed instrument) teacher Truong Tang....
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    Songs of Freedom

    ACT Music
    2011
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    Nguyen Le: Signature Edition 1

    ACT Music
    2010
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    Signature Edition 1

    ACT Music
    2010
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    Saiyuki


    2009
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    Dream Flight

    ACT Music
    2008
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    Fragile Beauty

    ACT Music
    2008
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    Purple: Celebrating Jimi Hendrix

    ACT Music
    2007
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