Michel Hausser

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Michel Hausser (* 7. February 1927 in Colmar ) is a French vibraphonist of modern jazz .

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Hausser, who received piano training as a child, has been teaching at the Académie d'Accordéon Oscar Dhiebolt in Strasbourg since 1947 . Two years later he formed his first band, with which he toured France and North Africa. In 1952 he settled in Paris, where he worked with Stéphane Grappelli and ran the jazz club Le chat qui pêche .

In 1954 he met Milt Jackson , with whom he u. a. performed at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes . In 1958, Jazz Hot readers voted us the best vibraphonist in France. In the same year he recorded the album Phénil Isopropilamine with Bobby Jaspar's group , which included Paul Rovère and Kenny Clarke .

He has released several albums with his own bands, such as Up in Hamburg (1960) with his octet, which included Roger Guérin , Luis Fuentes , Bob Garcia , Dominique Chanson , René Urtreger , Michel Gaudry and Daniel Humair . He can also be heard on recordings by Gérard Pochonet , Henri Crolla and Raymond Guiot . In 1969 Hausser returned to Alsace, where he founded the Académie d'Accordéon Michel Hausser in Colmar and Munster, which he headed for twenty years. Between 1988 and 2008 he was artistic director of the Jazz Festival de Munster .

Hausser worked for twenty years in a trio with the double bass player Werner Brum and the guitarist Bernard Hertrich , as well as with the Michel Hausser Regio Jazz Group , a septet made up of French, German and Swiss musicians. In Switzerland, Michel Hausser appears with Martin Hugelshofer's quartet; a CD The Girl from Jamaica was released in 2008 on Elite Special.

He composed over two hundred works. In 1999 he was appointed Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres .


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