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Texier initially played as a pianist at the age of 15; he switched to bass for an engagement with Jef Gilson , but is self-taught as a double bass player . In the jazz clubs of Paris he worked with exiled Americans such as Bud Powell , Johnny Griffin and Bill Coleman from the early 1960s . From 1965 he also worked with Don Cherry , then with Martial Solal (and Lee Konitz ). Texier was the European jazz audiences since 1968 in the European Rhythm Machine by Phil Woods known. He made his first own records in the 1970s, where he also appeared with Joachim Kühn and Didier Lockwood . During this decade he also explored other instruments. At the beginning of the 1980s he founded a band with saxophonist and clarinetist Louis Sclavis , guitarist Philippe Deschepper and drummer Jacques Mahieux , which played a mixture of jazz, pop and world music .
During the 1990s he toured Europe several times with his Azur Quartet (first recording on Indian's Week ). Especially in the trio with drummer Aldo Romano and Louis Sclavis, he received worldwide attention; he has toured with him on numerous tours and released three albums. He has also made other trio recordings, including with Alain Jean-Marie and Aldo Romano, with Pietro Tonolo and again with Romano. With the Strada Sextet , Texier put younger musicians in the spotlight, including his own son, the clarinetist and saxophonist Sébastien Texier .
In 1977 he received the Prix Django Reinhardt .
- Izlaz (1988) (with Joe Lovano , Aldo Romano, Steve Swallow )
- An Indian's Week (1993) (with Glenn Ferris , Tony Rabeson , Bojan Zulfikarpašić , as well as guests Michel Portal , Louis Sclavis)
- Mad Nomad (s) (1995) (with Bojan Zulfikarpasic, Noël Akchoté , Sébastien Texier , Julien Lourau , François Corneloup , Tony Rabeson , Jacques Mahieux)
- Carnet de Routes (1995) (with Louis Sclavis and Aldo Romano, photographs by Guy Le Querrec )
- Suite africaine (1999) (also)
- African Flashback (2005, with Sclavis and Romano)
- At "l'Improviste" (2012)
- Sky Dancers (2016)
- Henri Texier Concert anniversaire 30 ans à la Maison de la culture d'Amiens (Label Bleu 2017, with Michel Portal, Thomas de Pourquery , Bojan Z , Manu Codjia , Edward Perraud )
- Sand Woman (2017, with Vincent Lê Quang , Sébastien Texier, Manu Codjia, Gautier Garrigue )
- Philippe Carles , Jean-Louis Comolli , André Clergeat : Le nouveau dictionnaire du jazz . R. Laffont: Paris 2011
- Ian Carr , Digby Fairweather , Brian Priestley : Rough Guide Jazz. The ultimate guide to jazz music. 1700 artists and bands from the beginning until today. Metzler, Stuttgart / Weimar 1999, ISBN 3-476-01584-X .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||French jazz double bass player, multi-instrumentalist, singer, orchestra leader and composer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 27, 1945|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Paris|