André
Charlier

Bio

Born VERVIERS, ( Belgium) 1962. He began playing drums in 1978. Studied at the Musicians' Institute of Los Angeles 1985-1986. Won the soloist's prize at the International Festival of Francophone Jazz in 1991. Has toured extensively on the pop and jazz stages most notably with John Scofield, Michel Petrucciani, Scott Henderson, Michel Portal, Toots Thielemans and Mike Stern. Most recently, he has been developing his own music in the Charlier-Sourisse duo which has so far produced 3 albums : "Gemini" in 2001, "Eleven Blues" in 2004 and "Héritage" in 2007. Co-author, with Benoît Sourisse of the "Charlier-Sourisse" Notebooks, a jazz method published by Leduc, Charlier is head of the drum department at the Didier Lockwood Music School. His contribution to the Cézame catalogue so far are the fruits of collaborations with Benoît Sourisse, Manu Galvin , Jean-Jacques-Milteau, Michel Gaucher and Jean Gobinet. Latest release: "Nos Années Ciné"/"Cinematic 60's Pop & Jazz". (CEZ. 4075), an homage to French cinema of the 50's and 60's.

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Album Title Alt. Duration Compo/Artist Description Keywords
CEZ4075 Direction Saint-Tropez
[CEZ4075 - 1]
0 1'40 André Charlier, Benoît Sourisse Breezy twist. Hammond organ, vibes & rhythm. 1960, happy & joyful, twist, retro cinema, carefree, Hammond organ [...]
CEZ4075 Surprise Party
[CEZ4075 - 3]
0 1'18 André Charlier, Benoît Sourisse Party.Hully gully. Hammond organ, claps, electric guitar & rthythm. 1960, blooper, retro cinema, happy & joyful, hully gully, Hammond organ [...]
CEZ4075 Bowling
[CEZ4075 - 4]
0 2'37 André Charlier, Benoît Sourisse Party time. Cool. Hully gully. Hammond organ, baritone sax & rhythm. 1960, blooper, kitsch & cheesy, retro cinema, flute, happy & joyful [...]
CEZ4075 Mini Skirt
[CEZ4075 - 2]
0 1'33 André Charlier, Benoît Sourisse Twist. Teasing & playful. Hammond organ, xylophone & rhythm. 1960, blooper, retro cinema, happy & joyful, twist, danceable [...]
CEZ4075 Caravelle
[CEZ4075 - 5]
0 1'55 André Charlier, Benoît Sourisse Cruise liner easy-listening. Chic & carefree. "Tijuana" trumpet, strings, flute & rhythm. retro cinema, 1960, ironical & mischievous, retro American serie, trumpet, 1970 [...]
CEZ4075 Villa Arpel
[CEZ4075 - 7]
0 1'50 André Charlier, Benoît Sourisse Romantic swing. Hommage to Jacques Tati. Jazz guitar, accordion & rhythm. 1950, confident, country & garden, happy & joyful, Paris, vibraphone [...]
CEZ4075 Nouvelle Vague
[CEZ4075 - 22]
0 2'49 André Charlier, Benoît Sourisse Swing. Urban & definite. Horns, piano, bongos & rhythm. jazz be-bop, new wave (cinema), 1950, crime movie, retro cinema, fashion [...]
CEZ4075 Les Parisiennes
[CEZ4075 - 6]
0 2'09 André Charlier, Benoît Sourisse Parisian swing. Lively & casual. Jazz guitar, accordion @ 0'59 & rhythm. 1960, retro cinema, kitsch & cheesy, Paris, French retro comedy, romantic comedy [...]
CEZ4075 Tour de France 55
[CEZ4075 - 9]
0 2'14 André Charlier, Benoît Sourisse French ballroom. Lively & cheerful. Vibes & rhythm. jazz guitar, march (dance), 1950, chromatic accordion, happy & joyful, retro cinema [...]
CEZ4075 Vedette
[CEZ4075 - 11]
0 1'30 André Charlier, Benoît Sourisse Swing. Gangster-film chase. Hammond organ, vibes, bongos & rhythm. jazz be-bop, new wave (cinema), vibraphone, 1960, retro cinema, Hammond organ [...]
CEZ4075 Champs-Elysées
[CEZ4075 - 20]
0 1'36 André Charlier, Benoît Sourisse Bebop. Movie swing. Tenor sax, vibes, piano, bongos & rhythm. new wave (cinema), tenor saxophone, jazz be-bop, crime movie, 1950, retro cinema [...]
CEZ4075 Paris By Night
[CEZ4075 - 21]
0 3'15 André Charlier, Jean Gobinet, Benoît Sourisse Modern jazz. Late night & mysterious. Trumpet, jazz guitar, piano & rhythm. new wave (cinema), jazz ballad, lazy, jazz club, relaxed, sensual [...]
CEZ4109 All Shot Up
[CEZ4109 - 12]
2 0'46 André Charlier, Daniel Diaz Urgent & serious. Vibraphone & rhythm. vibraphone, driving, retro American serie, B movie, retro cinema, cinematic jazz [...]
CEZ4109 All Shot Up 2
[CEZ4109 - 13]
0 1'54 André Charlier, Daniel Diaz Urgent & serious. Walking bass, rhythm & fx echo. retro American serie, B movie, retro cinema, cinematic jazz, steady, driving [...]
CEZ4109 All Shot Up 3
[CEZ4109 - 14]
0 0'46 André Charlier, Daniel Diaz Urgent & serious. Walking bass, Fender rhodes & rhythm. Fender rhodes, driving, retro American serie, B movie, retro cinema, cinematic jazz [...]
CEZ4107 Funk City
[CEZ4107 - 11]
0 3'16 André Charlier, Benoît Sourisse, Manuel Galvin, Jean Gobinet Progressive jazz. Determined & serioux. Trumpet, electric guitar & rhythm. jazz rock, retro American serie, 1970, film noir, investigation, muted trumpet [...]
CEZ4075 Pigall's Blues
[CEZ4075 - 12]
0 2'18 André Charlier, Benoît Sourisse Late night. Louche. Muted trumpet, bongos, vibes & rhythm @ 0'40. crime movie, muted trumpet, 1950, retro cinema, interrogative, 1960 [...]
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