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Henri Roger

Henri Roger is a pianist , guitarist , composer and improvisor. His music is influenced by Keith Jarrett , Chick Corea, Cecil Taylor and by contemporary music .

He worked with : Mama Bea Tekielski , Catherine Ribeiro , Tai Phong and improvisors like Paul Rogers, Barre Phillips, Bruno Tocanne, Emilie Lesbros, François Cotinaud, Eric-Maria Couturier, Emmanuelle Somer, Benjamin Duboc, Didier Lasserre.

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Henri Roger: When Bip Bip Sleeps

By EYAL HAREUVENI, Published: July 21, 2013

How can a free improvised setting, a typical serious musical happening, serious-as-your-life, almost by definition, blend with music associated with fun, such as cartoons soundtracks? Quite naturally if open-minded musicians participate in such happening, ones who disregard such artificial distinctions and like to blur outdated conventions.

French self-taught guitarist and pianist Henri Roger thought about such a mixed happening. He asked vocal artist {[Emile Lesbros}}, cello master Eric Maria Couturier, solo cellist for the noted Ensmble InterContemporain that was founded by iconoclastic composer Pierre Boulez, and acclaimed jazz drummer Bruno Tocanne—now all named as The SéRieuse Cartoon Improvised Music Quartet—to join him for a free improvised session that references the work of American composer Scott Bradley

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