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Eddy Louiss

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Eddy Louiss was born Edouard Louise on May 2, 1941 in Paris, France. Born into a musical family, his father was a trumpet player, and he studied several musical instruments, including trumpet and piano. In his early teenage years Louiss played in his father's band. In the early 60s he was playing piano in various Paris nightclubs and continuing with his studies. He also sang with the French vocal group Double Six, other members of which included Roger Guérin, Ward Swingle and Christiane Legrand, the sister of Michel Legrand. Adding the organ to his array of instrumental ability, Louiss played with various jazzmen in the 60s, among them Johnny Griffin, Art Taylor , Dizzy Gillespie, and Stan Getz

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Michel Legrand: Hollywood Hitmaker And Jazz Genius

Read "Michel Legrand: Hollywood Hitmaker And Jazz Genius" reviewed by Chris May


For many jazz fans, Michel Legrand is celebrated, if he is celebrated at all, for one album only: the masterpiece Legrand Jazz (Columbia, 1958). But Legrand's jazz legacy is more extensive than that, including other historic recordings, with large and small ensembles, under his own name and by Stan Getz and Phil Woods, whose Images (RCA, ...

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News: Obituary

Eddy Louiss, 1941-2015

Eddy Louiss, 1941-2015

Organist Eddy Louiss died on June 30 in a Paris hospital. He was 74. His long career included widely praised albums with tenor saxophonist Stan Getz and pianist Michel Petrucciani. Louiss became an organist when he was a member of the vocal group The Double Six Of Paris in the early 1960s. He quickly developed into ...

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Taurorque

Label: Nocturne
Released: 2010

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D'Un Jour A L'Autre ...

Label: Nocturne
Released: 2009

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Face To Face

Label: Dreyfus Records
Released: 2002

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R

Label: Dreyfus Records
Released: 2001
Track listing: Pour Toi, Incertitudes, Marilyn & Bronsky, Au Soleil Avec Toi, Comment Dites-Vous, Pour Toujours, Summertime, R

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Face To Face

Label: Nocturne
Released: 2001


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