Raymond Le Sénéchal

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Raymond Le Sénéchal (* around 1930) is a French jazz pianist and vibraphonist , who in later years worked primarily as a film composer .

Live and act

In 1948, Le Sénéchal had his own trio with Jo Ricotta (bass) and Jack Thomas (drums), with whom he recorded the standard “ I'll Remember April ” for Blue Star. In 1949 he appeared with Coleman Hawkins and Buck Clayton . In the 50s he worked a. a. with Bernard Hulin , Errol Parker , André Hodeir , Django Reinhardt (“Fine and Dandy”) as well as with Dizzy Gillespie and the Tony Proteau orchestra . He recorded his debut album Raymond Le Senechal Sextette in 1953 for Disques Vogue ; Francis Weisc (clarinet), Fats Sadi , Sacha Distel , Marcel Dutrieux (bass) and Baptiste "Mac Kac" Reilles (drums) played in his band . In the following years he played in the Géo Daly Big Band (1955) and in 1961 worked with Sacha Distel, Bernard Hulin, Pierre Michelot and Kenny Clarke on the soundtrack of the episode film The Seven Deadly Sins (Les sept péchés capitaux) (directed by Philippe de Broca / Claude Chabrol / Jean-Luc Godard and others) with. In the mid-1960s he was a member of the Guitars Unlimited group. In the field of jazz he was involved in 37 recording sessions between 1948 and 1974.

As early as 1962 he arranged film music for the film Phaedra by Jules Dassin ; from 1967 he began to work increasingly as a film composer. He wrote u. a. the soundtrack of A Castle in Sweden (1963, directed by Roger Vadim ), Monsieur goes foreign (1964, directed by Robert Thomas ), Live the Life of Claude Lelouch and The Ball des Comte d'Orgel (1970, directed by Marc Allégret ).

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Individual evidence

  1. Tom Lord The Jazz Discography (online, accessed April 25, 2016)