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Alexandre Huber

Originally a student of classical piano playing at the Conservatory of Lausanne (Switzerland), 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 the Hammond B-3. 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.

Latest CD release:

"Organic Sound", TCB 24102, TCB The Montreux Jazz Label

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".

Review:

"The voices of the organ are used in a way which we know as a certain standard of the 60's and 70's. The guitar and the drums thoroughly are of equal musical quality, which results in a dynamic swinging trio presenting compositions of its own as well as standard tunes. Ballads alternate with lively songs. Remarkable yet is the preference of the musicians for the 3/4 time. Alexandre Huber has presented a successful CD, which you will like to listen to." -- Jürgen Wolf, International Archives for the Jazz Organ

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Alexandre Huber
  • Subtitle: Jazz Organist
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