Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Bobby Jaspar & Henri Renaud

Henri Renaud gained a strong reputation in the 1950s, organizing and playing on dates with many top American jazzmen who were visiting France. Renaud started on the violin when he was five, switching to piano three years later. After moving to Paris in 1946, Renaud played with tenor saxophonist Jean-Claude Fohrenbach's group, accompanying such players as Don Byas, James Moody, and Roy Eldridge during 1949-1950. In 1952 he put together his own band, which at different times worked with Lester Young, Sarah Vaughan, and Clifford Brown. Brown recorded extensively with Renaud in 1953. In 1954 Renaud went to the United States and made a series of records (producing and playing piano) with such top American greats as Milt Jackson, J.J. Johnson, Al Cohn, Oscar Pettiford, Max Roach, Frank Foster, and Bob Brookmeyer ; most of the records were released on the Vogue or Swing labels. Renaud visited New York in 1959 (playing with Philly Joe Jones) but soon returned to Paris, where he worked with Kenny Clarke and Buck Clayton. In 1964 he became the head of French CBS' jazz division and began producing shows for radio and television, and he largely stopped playing piano, remaining active as a record producer for decades.
Scott Yanow

Source :

Bobby Jaspar
Henri Renaud


1 Jeepers Creepers (Mercer, Warren)  3:30
2 The End of a Love Affair (Redding)  3:45
3 Stuttin' With Some Barbecue  3:34
4 Bernie's Tune (Hardin)  3:52
5 Tout Bleu, Tout Bleu (Gilbert, Stolz)  3:39
6 Strike up the Band (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:16
7 Jimmy's Dream (Raney)  3:46
8 I Only Have Eyes for You (Dubin, Warren)  2:40
9 Eleanore (Gryce)  3:26
10 Capri (Gryce)  3:25
11 Schabozz (Gryce)  3:14
12 Simplicity (Gryce)  2:51
13 Up in Quincy's Room (Gryce)  4:13
14 Consultation (Gryce)  3:29
15 Au Tabou (Gryce)  2:49
16 Expansion (Gryce)  3:49
17 Subscription (Renaud)  3:13
18 Marcel the Furrier (Renaud)  2:14
19 Burt's Pad (Renaud)  3:17
20 Remembrance (Renaud)  3:15


"New Sounds from Belgium"
Bobby Jaspar - ts
Jimmy Gourley - g
Henri Renaud - p
Sadi - vb
Benoit Quersin - b
Jean-Louis Viale - dr
Recorded in Paris ; May, 22, 1953
"Plays Gigi Gryce"
Bobby Jaspar - ts
Henri Renaud - p
Jimmy Gourley - g
Jean-Marie Ingrand - b
Jean-Louis Viale - dr
Recorded in Paris ; November 2, 1953
[# 17-20] BOBBY JASPAR
"Plays Henri Renaud"
Roger Guerin - tp
Buzz Gardner - flgh
Nat Peck - tb
Bobby Jaspar - ts
William Boucaya - bs
Christian Chevallier - arr.
Recorded in Paris ; November 15, 1954


Orbyt said...

J'aime les deux Bobby Jaspar et Henri Renaud !! Mille mercis Mel.

Blue Eyes said...

Moi aussi! n'oublions pas Jimmy Gourley ;-) Un grand merci Mel pour ces superbes sessions !

Scoredaddy said...


Otis Foster said...

Thanks Melanchthon

neil said...

This fills some gaps for me; many thanks, mel...

rubberduck said...

MAny thanks Mel

AmyBRAINS said...

Thanks a lot, Melanchthon.

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks Mel, for all the goods and goodies.

sandor essedy said...

Thanks for these sessions & as says Blue Eyes, don't forget Jimmy Raney.

danair said...

Thanks Mel fine album.

Paco's brother said...

Tout est bon.

fcapeau said...

Great Post, Great Music, Great Musicians !!! Just enjoy. Thanks, Mel.

duck said...

Many thanks again Mel, always appreciated. it is harder to read you post, must be getting old.

deGallo said...

Marvelous! Thank you.

Otis Foster said...

Sound upgrade - most welcome, melanchthon

Fred Archtop said...

That's a great post. Thanks Mel.

rubingould said...

Thank you.

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Melanchthon said...

cvllos said...

Thank you, Melanchthon! I'm hearing "Subscription" right now. Excelent the ensemble on a cool style. Great post!

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Thank you so much Mel

balunita said...

Hi Mel

The link part one has been removed

Anonymous said...

Hi Mel,
can you re up thes links ?
thanks thousand times
jean paul

Benjamin Riley said...

hello, Mel--would you consider refreshing the Zippyshare link for this gem?

Thank you--Benjamin