André Ceccarelli

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André Ceccarelli

André Ceccarelli (born January 5, 1946 in Nice ), nicknamed Dédé, is a French jazz , fusion and rock drummer .

Live and act

Ceccarelli moved to Paris at the age of fourteen and made his debut in the 1960s with the orchestra of jazz trumpeter Aimé Barelli in Monaco . In addition to jazz, he also played rock, e.g. B. in the French band "Les chats sauvages", which existed from 1961 to 1964. In the late 1960s he recorded the album "Synthesis" with trumpeter Ivan Jullien . In 1971 he participated in the group "Troc" a. a. with bassist Jannick Top and singer Alex Ligertwood (who, like Ceccarelli, also played with Brian Auger ), with whom he also worked on two fusion albums in the late 1970s and early 1980s ("Troc" 1980). On his albums “Ceccarelli” in 1978 and “André Ceccarelli” in 1981 (with Richard Galliano and Didier Lockwood, among others ) he is the main soloist. From 1987 he accompanied Dee Dee Bridgewater more often . More albums followed, e.g. B. 2004 "Carte Blanche" u. a. with Didier Lockwood, Biréli Lagrène and John McLaughlin , 2005 in a trio with Joey DeFrancesco and Biréli Lagrène "Avenue des diables blues". In 2007 “Golden Land” was released with Enrico Pieranunzi . In 2000 he founded the “Trio Sud” with Sylvain Luc and Jean-Marc Jafet. Ceccarelli also played a. a. with Dexter Gordon , Stan Getz , Chick Corea , the Brecker brothers, Martial Solal , Brad Mehldau , Sting , François Jeanneau , Christian Escoudé , Enrico Rava , Sylvain Beuf (on "61 - 32 °" 1999), Tina Turner and also worked a lot as a studio musician.


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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Biographical data from André Ceccarelli at discogs