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date: 05 December 2019

Louiss, Eddy [Louise, Edouard]locked

  • André Clergeat
  • , revised by Barry Kernfeld


[Louise, Edouard]

(b Paris, May 22, 1941; d Poitiers, France, June 30, 2015). French pianist, organist, and leader. As a child he studied piano, vibraphone, and trumpet and by 1954 was playing occasionally in the band of his father, the Martinique trumpeter Pierre Louise. He attended the Paris Conservatoire and performed in the city’s clubs with Jean-François Jenny-Clark and Aldo Romano, and from 1961 to 1963 he sang as a member of the Double Six, with which he toured Canada and the USA. After military service he pursued a dual career, as accompanist to the popular singer Claude Nougaro, and in jazz. In 1964 he played trumpet and Hammond organ in Ivan Jullien’s big band, worked with Jimmy Gourley at the Blue Note in Paris, and was awarded the Prix Django Reinhardt by the Académie du Jazz. He played organ with Art Taylor (1966) and was a member of the trio HLP with Daniel Humair and Jean-Luc Ponty (...

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