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Originally a student of classical piano playing at the Conservatory of Lausanne, Alexandre Huber developed his preference for jazz and continued his studies with pianist François Lindemann. Discovering the formidable use of the organ by some of the great US-jazz organists made him change his mind and switch to organ. He has become an articulate melodist; a fine accompanist and he can do without a bass player, using the beautiful low end of the organs sound to substitute a double bass.
About the CD Organic Sound
Well conceived straight-ahead mainstream jazz are the passwords to describe the fresh and swinging bunch of tunes interpreted by this trio. Organist Huber is assisted by Bernard Dossin, a tasteful jazz guitarist from Belgium; who follows in the footsteps of his predecessors René Thomas, Toots Thielemans and Philippe Catherine and makes very tasteful use of the possibilities of his instrument. Drummer Alain Petitmermet is well known in the French part of Switzerland, has played with all kinds of jazz musicians from Sammy Price to Lou Donaldson as well as in orchestral configurations. Besides Huber's well-written originals, the trio exposes two standards and two jazz compositions by Cedar Walton and René Thomas respectively. There are but a few trios of that particular and exciting line-up to be found nowadays. With this album Alexandre Huber's trio assumes a first-class position in the world of organics.
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