1995 was the first time Alexandre Destrez’s keyboards were heard on the album Boulevard from St Germain (Label F com), « Boulevard » elected Best «Dance» Album of the year by the UK press then the album "Tourist" (Blue Note), which sold 3 million copies throughout the world, rated N°1 jazz sales when is came out in the US and awarded 3 Victoires de la Musique in France.

 

Alexandre also collaborated with numerous artists on the French electro scene such as Shazz (Album nominated for the Victoires de la Musique in 1999), Dimitri From Paris, Martin Solveig (Album « Hedonist » nominated for the Victoires de la Musique in 2006), Oscar, Dj Yass …

 

And with Pop artists such as Overhead on Silent Witness album (ffff Télérama).

 

Today, Alexandre is carrying on with this Electro Jazz adventure with the first release of RIVE GAUCHE EP + Gilles Peterson & Simbad remixes the 26th of February 2016 on BBE Records (London).

 

He is backed up by the DJ producer, David Hachour for composition, beats and samples, as well as by jazz musicians each with their own talents.

 

RIVE GAUCHE is a continuation of the « Saint-Germain-des-Prés » spirit with its very particular French Touch !

 

BIOGRAPHY

© Gilles Jacob

 ALEXANDRE DESTREZ aka RIVE GAUCHE

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Martin Solveig - Hedonist
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ARTWORK_WALKING

DISCOGRAPHY

with RIVE GAUCHE >

2016  1st EP « Walking... » (BBE Records)

          including Gilles Peterson & Simbad remixes 

2016  Vinyl release of « Walking... » 

including Gilles Peterson & Simbad remixes, Loïc Henrio remix

Since 2013 > Many lives and festivals

with ST GERMAIN >

2012  Album « Tourist » Remastered

 

2000  Album « Tourist » (Blue Note)

          3 Victoires de la Musique (FR) / N°1 Jazz sales (USA)

1999  Album « From Detroit to St. Germain » (F COM) 

 

1998  St Germain Remix « Messe pour le Temps Présent » Pierre Henry 

1996  European and French Tour

1995  Album « Boulevard » (F COM)

 

with DAVID HACHOUR >

 

2017  Keybords on Parisian Soul project

2012  Creation of RIVE GAUCHE / Lives, Festivals

2005  Project and creation of Alabama 65

 with DJ YASS >

Since 2005 > More than twenty singles et remixes as a pianist, composer, producer / Lives in Europe

with SHAZZ >

2009  Album « Heritage » (Pschent)

          Concert at the Midem of Cannes

2005  Album « Human ? » (Naïve Records)

2004  Album « Beautiful » (ULM)

2001  Album « In The Light » (Epic)

          Release of the maxi Shazz & Alexandre Destrez

          « Hermosa Maria » (Sony Music)

1998  Eponymous Album « SHAZZ » (Columbia)

          Nomination at the « Victoires de la Musique » (FR)

with DIMITRI FROM PARIS >

2001  Featuring on the Album of Bran Van 3000 « Discosis »

1998  Remix of MOA "Joy Pain" (Tommy Boy)

with OVERHEAD >

2002  Album « Silent Witness » (Naïve Records) - ffff Télérama

Lives at « TransMusicales » Rennes - « La Cigale » Paris -

« Festival Les Inrocks » 

Black Session of Bernard Lenoir in live on France Inter Radio

 

 

with OSCAR >

2004  Album « Portrait Robot » (Denote Records)

          Lives at « Franco Phonics » Berlin - « FrancoFolies » La Rochelle

2003  Album « Parisian Soul » (Denote Records)

          Lives in France & Belgium

2002  Live at the « Rex Club » Paris

 

 

with MARTIN SOLVEIG >

2006  Album « Hedonist » (Universal)

          Nomination at the « Victoires de la Musique » (FR)

 

with ANTHONY FLETCHER >

2010  Album « I Guess French Tour »

          France Inter Radio « Le Fou du Roi » - Stéphane Bern

2009  Eponymous Album « Anthony Fletcher Paris »

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