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Henri Texier (1945) is a French jazz double bassist born in Paris. Like his double bass, Henri Texier is a pillar, a landmark within European jazz. After a dazzling career start at the end of the 60’s, alongside American bebop giants such as Bud Powell, Donald Byrd, Dexter Gordon or Kenny Clarke (he was not yet twenty !) and a highly inventive Unit series during the two following decades (with François Jeanneau, Daniel Humair, Michel Portal, Aldo Romano, Louis Sclavis, Bernard Lubat, Didier Lockwood, etc.), Henri Texier, during the 90’s lent his warm sound and his talent as a melodist to young unshakable improvisation musketeers. With him, Bojan Z, Tony Rabeson, Julien Lourau, Noël Akchoté or Sebastien Texier can enjoy themselves to the full, the deep and accurate bass of the master is sustaining them.
This here is a wonderful tale of his work on Label Bleu. Visit http://www.label-bleu.com to find remarkable releases of Henri Texier and others.