|Also known as||Lê Thành Nguyên|
14 January 1959 |
|Genres||Jazz, jazz fusion|
|Instruments||Guitar, Bass, guitar synthesizer|
|Website||Nguyên Lê official site|
Nguyên Lê (Vietnamese: Lê Thành Nguyên ; born 14 January 1959 in Paris, France) is a French Jazz musician and Composer of Vietnamese ancestry. His main instrument is guitar, and he also plays electric bass guitar and guitar synthesizer.
He has released numerous albums, both as a leader and as a sideman. His 1996 album Tales from Viêt-Nam blends jazz and traditional Vietnamese music. Nguyên Lê has performed with Randy Brecker, Vince Mendoza, Eric Vloeimans, Carla Bley, Michel Portal, Renaud Garcia-Fons, Per Mathisen, Marc Johnson, Peter Erskine, Trilok Gurtu, Paolo Fresu and Dhafer Youssef.
- Nguyên Lê Trio
- Nguyên Lê "The Jimi Hendrix Project"
- Nguyên Lê "Purple"
- Huong Thanh & Nguyên Lê - "Dragonfly"
- Huong Thanh: vocals;
- Nguyên Lê: guitars, arrangements;
- Hao Nhien: traditional instrument zither;
- Dan Bau: flute, percussion;
- François Verly: percussion, synthesizer;
- Michel Alibo: electric bass;
- Joël Allouche: drums/percussion;
- Nguyên Lê Quartett:
- ELB (Erskine - Lê - Benita)
- Peter Erskine: drums;
- Nguyên Lê: guitars, guitar synthesizer;
- Michel Benita: acoustic bass;
- 2013 CD Purple
- 2011 CD Songs of Freedom
- 2009 CD Saiyuki
- 2008 CD Dream Flight ELB (Erskine - Lê - Benita) with Stéphane Guillaume – tenor & soprano saxophones
- 2007 CD Fragile Beauty Huong Thanh & Nguyên Le
- 2006 CD Homescape Duos with Paolo Fresu & Dhafer Youssef
- 2005 CD Walking on the Tiger's Tail (Nguyên Lê Quartett)
- 2002 CD Purple – Celebrating Jimi Hendrix
- 2001 CD E_L_B ELB (Erskine - Lê - Benita)
- 2000 CD Bakida (with bassist Renaud Garcia-Fons and drummer Tino di Geraldo et al.)
- 1999 CD Moon and Wind im Duo mit Huong Thanh
- 1998 CD Maghreb & Friends
- 1997 CD 3 Trios
- 1996 CD Tales from Vietnam (with Huong Thanh, Hao Nhien, Paolo Fresu, Trilok Gurtu, Simon Spang-Hanssen, Michel Benita etc.)
- 1995 CD Million Waves (Nguyên Lê -Trio) (with Bassist Dieter Ilg and drummer Danny Gottlieb)
- 1992 CD Zanzibar (with Paul McCandless, Joël Allouche et al.).
- 1992 CD Safy Boutella: Mejnoun
- 1990 first solo CD Miracles (with Marc Johnson and Peter Erskine)
- Dominique Auzias, Jean-Paul Labourdette Vietnam 2012-13 - 2012- Page 74 "Compositeurs contemporains : Nguyên Lê. Né à Paris en 1959 de parents vietnamiens : « J'ai oublié le vietnamien en commençant l'école."
- "Musician Nguyen Le Biography - allaboutjazz.com".
- "Nguyen Le - jazz guitar - Eer-Music.com".
- Nguyên Lê (official site) US bio
- UNESCO International Jazz Day interview Nguyên Lê (English) 2012
- "French-Vietnamese Guitarist Breaks Barriers : For Nguyen Le, More the Merrier", New York Times, January 17, 2001.
- Nguyen Le, MySpace
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