Henri Texier is a French jazz double bassist born in Paris.
He is perhaps best known for his 1960s work with Don Cherry and for his 1980s band the Transatlantik Quartet, which featured Joe Lovano, Steve Swallow and Aldo Romano.
At the age of sixteen, fascinated by the double bass, Texier became a self-taught bassist, crediting Wilbur Ware most as an influence. He formed his first group with Georges Locatelli, Alain Tabar-Nouval, Jean-Max Albert and Klaus Hagel, inspired by the music of Don Cherry and Ornette Coleman. In spite of an almost absence of recorded documents this group represents one of the very first expressions of free jazz in France ( 1965 ).
In 1967 he joined a group led by Jef Gilson where he met Bernard Vitet, Jean-Louis Chautemps, François Jeanneau, Stéphane Vilar, Jean-Luc Ponty..