Jean-Louis Viale

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Jean-Louis Viale (born January 22, 1933 in Neuilly-sur-Seine , † May 10, 1984 ibid) was a French modern jazz drummer . He was one of the pioneers of cool jazz in France and played with Clifford Brown , Zoot Sims and Lester Young .

Viale is self-taught as a drummer and had his own band when he was eighteen. He led in 1951 with Bobby Jaspar , Henri Renaud , Martial Solal and Barney Wilen to cool jazz in Paris one. In the 1950s and 1960s he led various bands, played with American musicians such as Clifford Brown , Stan Getz , Dexter Gordon , Sonny Stitt , Lester Young and Zoot Sims , and was on tour with Sacha Distel in Brazil and Canada. In addition to the above, he recorded records with René Thomas , Cy Touff / Bill Perkins , Frank Foster , Jimmy Raney and George Wallington .

His drumming is originally influenced by Max Roach and Kenny Clarke .

Discographic notes

  • Clifford Brown: Clifford brown Sextet in Paris (OJC, 1953)
  • Stéphane Grappelli : Meets barney Kessel (Black Lion, 1969)
  • Bobby Jaspar: Modern Jazz Au Club St-Germain (Emarcy, 1955), Bobby Jaspar With Friends (Fresh Sound Rec., 1958–62)
  • Jimmy Raney : Visits Paris (Fresh Sound Rec., 1954)
  • Zoot Sims: Zoot Sims & Henri Renaud (Emarcy, 1952–56)
  • Martial Solal: The Complete Vogue Recordings, Vol.1 & 2 (Vogue)
  • René Thomas: The Real Cat (Emarcy, 1954–56)
  • Bernard Peiffer / Jean-Louis Viale: The New Sound At The Boeuf Sur Le Toit (Fresh Sound, 1952)

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