Aimé Barelli

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Aimé Barelli (born May 1, 1917 in Lantosque ; † July 13, 1995 in Monaco ) was a French jazz trumpeter , singer and band leader .

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Aimé Barelli was one of the most famous trumpeters on the French jazz scene of the 1940s and 1950s. He began his musical career in 1940 when he replaced André Cornille in the Raymond Legrand orchestra that appeared in the Paramount movie theater . At the beginning of the occupation he was a member of the orchestra that appeared in the Normandy Cinema under the direction of Jacques Metehen. He also played with the Jazz de Paris formation , which existed between 1940 and 1945 and was directed alternately by Alix Combelle and Jerry Mengo . In 1941 Barelli's first recordings were made under his own name for the Swing label (“ St. Louis Blues ”); In 1941 he performed with the orchestra in the Salle Pleyel at the Grand Festival Swing . At the next swing festival, which was presented by the Hot Club de France , he played with an orchestra conducted jointly with Hubert Rostaing . In February 1945 he performed with Charles Trenet ; in May 1949 at the Festival International 1949 de Jazz he played with Sidney Bechet and Charlie Parker .

In the post-war period he performed with his orchestra in major venues in Paris, such as the Théâtre Marigny, where he accompanied Coleman Hawkins in 1948 ; In 1952 he led an ensemble that included Martial Solal , André Jourdan , Armand Migiani and Benny Vasseur . In 1954 he performed with his wife, the singer Lucienne Delyle in Olympia (Paris) . He also played more often in the Hot Club de Paris . In 1963 the album Bossa Nova was created together with the singer Peter Kraus .

In addition to his work as a trumpeter and band leader, most recently in Monte Carlo , Barelli also composed film scores. He also worked as a musician and actor in films. He was married to the singer Lucienne Delyle and is the father of Minouche Barelli .


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