Michel Herr

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Michel Herr
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Belgian jazz pianist, composer, arranger.

Born in Brussels (B) on February 16, 1949, Michel Herr is active as a pianist, composer, arranger since the seventies, mainly on the jazz scene, but also writing for movies and various media. As a pianist, he played with numerous renown jazz musicians, such as Chet Baker, Joe Henderson, Joe Lovano, Johnny Griffin, Bill Frisell, Art Farmer, Archie Shepp, Zbigniew Seifert, John Abercrombie, Randy Brecker, Philip Catherine, Billy Hart, Pepper Adams, etc... He accompanied Toots Thielemans for almost 2 decades. He led his own bands (trio, quintet, nonet), in which he presented his own compositions. His discography includes more than a hundred albums, as a pianist or composer/arranger and producer.
In recent years, he refocused his activity on writing (compostions and arrangements). He wrote for large ensembles, a.o. : Brussels Jazz Orchestra, WDR Big Band, Metropole Orchestra, etc... He also wrote for projects which combine a jazz band with classical orchestras (strings, chamber and symphony orchestras, choir, etc...). He recently presented his "Positive tentet", music for sextet and string quartet.
He also wrote music for movies ("Just Friends") and television.
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Albums

Michel Herr - Perspective (Musique Contemporaine~Pop~Jazz) album art Herr*, Engstfeld*, Castellucci* & Essed* Herr*, Engstfeld*, Castellucci* & Essed* - Perspective (Musique Contemporaine~Pop~Jazz) Selection Records Belgium 1978 Sell This Version
1A 064 63568 Michel Herr - Good Buddies album art Michel Herr, Bill Frisell, Vinton Johnson*, Kermit Driscoll Michel Herr, Bill Frisell, Vinton Johnson*, Kermit Driscoll - Good Buddies(LP, Album, Ltd) EMI Belgium 1A 064 63568 Belgium 1978 Sell This Version
23888 Michel Herr - Continuous Flow album art Engstfeld* / Herr* / Danielsson* / Lowe* Engstfeld* / Herr* / Danielsson* / Lowe* - Continuous Flow(LP, Album) Mood Records 23888 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
Michel Herr - Steve Houben & Michel Herr Meet Curtis Lundy & Kenny Washington album art Steve Houben & Michel Herr meet Curtis Lundy & Kenny Washington Steve Houben & Michel Herr meet Curtis Lundy & Kenny Washington - Steve Houben & Michel Herr Meet Curtis Lundy & Kenny Washington (Album) Jazz Cats Belgium 1983 Sell This Version
6985.011, 6985 011 Michel Herr - No, Maybe...! album art Richard Rousselet, Michel Herr, John Ruocco, Jean-Louis Rassinfosse, Felix Simtaine Richard Rousselet, Michel Herr, John Ruocco, Jean-Louis Rassinfosse, Felix Simtaine - No, Maybe...!(LP, Album) Jazz Cats, Jazz Cats 6985.011, 6985 011 Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
IGL 073 Michel Herr - Intuitions album art Michel Herr Intuitions(CD) Igloo IGL 073 Belgium 1989 Sell This Version
085 Michel Herr - My Impression album art Gino Lattuca Quartet, Michel Herr, Michel Hadzigiorgiu, Mimi Verderame Gino Lattuca Quartet, Michel Herr, Michel Hadzigiorgiu, Mimi Verderame - My Impression(CD, Album) B.Sharp Records 085 Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
amc 50.047 Michel Herr - Just Friends (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Michel Herr Just Friends (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album) amc amc 50.047 Belgium 1993 Sell This Version
CDS 102 Michel Herr - No, Maybe...! album art Richard Rousselet, Michel Herr, John Ruocco, Jean-Louis Rassinfosse, Felix Simtaine Richard Rousselet, Michel Herr, John Ruocco, Jean-Louis Rassinfosse, Felix Simtaine - No, Maybe...!(CD) B.Sharp Records CDS 102 Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
IGL 142 Michel Herr - Notes Of Life album art Michel Herr Notes Of Life(CD, Album) Igloo IGL 142 Belgium 1998 Sell This Version
CD 5120 Michel Herr - A Tribute To Belgian Jazz album art Michel Herr, Jack van Poll Michel Herr, Jack van Poll - A Tribute To Belgian Jazz(CD, Album) September (3) CD 5120 Belgium 1998 Sell This Version
W.E.R.F. 067, W.E.R.F. 068 Michel Herr - The Music Of Michel Herr album art Brussels Jazz Orchestra Conducted By Michel Herr Brussels Jazz Orchestra Conducted By Michel Herr - The Music Of Michel Herr(2xCD) W.E.R.F., W.E.R.F. W.E.R.F. 067, W.E.R.F. 068 Belgium 2007 Sell This Version
CD-FZS-2 Michel Herr - Live In Solothurn album art Variospheres, Zbigniew Seifert, Michel Herr, Hans Hartmann, Janusz Stefański Variospheres, Zbigniew Seifert, Michel Herr, Hans Hartmann, Janusz Stefański - Live In Solothurn(CD, Album) Zbigniew Seifert Foundation CD-FZS-2 Poland 2017 Sell This Version
IGL308 Michel Herr - Positive album art Michel Herr Positive(CD, Album) Igloo IGL308 Germany 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

19.026 Michel Herr - Besame Mucho album art Michel Herr, Archie Shepp Michel Herr, Archie Shepp - Besame Mucho(CD, Single) amc 19.026 Belgium 1993 Sell This Version

Compilations

CDS 082 Michel Herr - Perspective / Solis Lacus album art Michel Herr Perspective / Solis Lacus(CD, Album, Comp) B. Sharp Music CDS 082 Belgium 1992 Sell This Version