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Andre Hodeir


b. 22 January 1921, Paris, France. Hodeir analyzed music formally for quite some time but also created a fascination for jazz. In the past due 40s he regularly published jazz criticism, getting chief editor from the French publication Jazz Warm. He also published an important publication, first published in america in 1956 beneath the name Jazz: Its Development And Substance. He performed violin and documented with numerous jazz organizations, including musicians such as for example Django Reinhardt and Kenny Clarke. Nevertheless, Hodeir was interested in composing and authoring jazz and his playing times were therefore numbered. From your mid-50s before end from the 60s he co-led a music group, Jazz Groupe De Paris, with Bobby Jaspar, a car for his personal compositions. Within the 60s he required a pastime in third stream music, composing with this cross moderate. He was also popular as a author of music for the soundtracks of movies. From the 80s Hodeir experienced forgotten composing, channelling the majority of his energies into composing. From recordings of his function, Hodeir’s composing and organizing skills are evident, although there’s very much about his composing, specifically in third-stream setting, which makes his function significantly less than readily available to the overall listener. His criticism can be interesting and perceptive although frequently pugnaciously argumentative and occasionally slightly wrong-headed. Even so, he is often thought-provoking plus some of his in-depth analyses are incisive and up to date.

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Full Name André Hodeir
Died November 1, 2011, Versailles, Yvelines, France
Profession Film Score Composer
Education Conservatoire de Paris
Nationality French
Music Songs Jazz et jazz, Paradoxe II, Cross Criss, On a Blues, Esquisse I, Paraphrase sur Saint-Tropez, Autour D'un Récif, Pt. 2, Autour D'un Récif, Pt. 1, On a Standard, On a Riff, Barbrcue, O Tell Me All About Anna Livia, Whar Now Are Alle Her Childer Say?, Tension détente, Paradoxe I, Bicinum, Can't Hear with the Waters off, Well You Know or Don't You Kennet, And Then She'd Esk to Vistule a Hymn, Well, Old Humber Was As Glommen as Grampus, Don Dom, Odet ! Odet !, First She Let Her Hair Fall, He Earned His Lille Bunbathard, By Earth and the Cloudy..., Saint-Tropez Blues, Le palais idéal V, VI, VII, Jazz Cantata V, VI, VII, Flautando, Evanescene, Trope à Saint-Trop, Jordu
Albums Anna Livia Plurabelle, Essais (feat. Le Jazz groupe de Paris), Jazz Classics Series: Essais, Arrangements & OST Les triples au soleil, Jazz Classics Series: Musique de films par André Hodeir, Jazz in Paris: Jazz & Jazz, The Alphabet et autres essais (Mono Version), Jazz Milestones: André Hodeir, Vol. 2, Saint-Tropez Blues, Paris B. B. (Mono Version)
Movies La Parisienne, The Restless and the Damned, Come Dance with Me, The Golden Fish, World Without Sun, All About Loving, The Violin Player, Way of the Wicked, Saint-Tropez, devoir de vacances, Léon la lune, Beau Masque

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1 Classically trained as violinist and composer, student of Olivier Messiaen at the Conservatoire de Paris. Later took up jazz composition and arranging. Co-founded the Jazz Groupe de Paris in 1954. Worked on a number of film scores and led his own orchestra in the 1960's.



Beau masque 1972
Rak 1972
L'écume des jours 1968
De l'amour 1964
Un gosse de la butte 1964
Le monde sans soleil 1964 Documentary
Young Girls of Good Families 1963
Ski total 1962 Documentary short
Saint-Tropez Blues 1961
Ça va être ta fête 1960
Voici le ski 1960 Documentary short
Quand les fleuves changent de chemin 1959 Documentary short
Come Dance with Me! 1959
Match contre la mort 1959
The Golden Fish 1959 Short
The Ambitious One 1959
Checkerboard 1959
Ce corps tant désiré 1959
Time Bomb 1959
Le palais idéal 1958 Short documentary
Paris mange son pain 1958 Short
Sins of Youth 1958
Et ta soeur 1958
O saisons, ô châteaux 1958 Documentary short
La Parisienne 1957
Le désir mène les hommes 1957
Léon la lune 1956 Short
Saint-Tropez, devoir de vacances 1952 Documentary short

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Ma famille et mon toit 1956 Short orchestration
Hi-Jack Highway 1955 musical director / orchestrator
Mon chien 1955 Short orchestrator
Champs Élysées 1953 Documentary short orchestrator
Les statues meurent aussi 1953 Documentary short conductor



Saint-Tropez Blues 1961 writer: "Saint-Tropez Blues", "Barbecue"
La Parisienne 1957 writer: "Paris B. B.", "Valse Du Roi", "Duo Du Balcon"

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