Eddy Louiss

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Eddy Louiss
Eddy Louiss 2011.jpg
Eddy Louiss at Paris Jazz Festival 2011
Background information
Birth name Édouard Louise
Born (1941-05-02)2 May 1941
Paris, France
Died 30 June 2015(2015-06-30) (aged 74)
Poitiers, France
Genres Jazz
Instruments Hammond organ
Years active 1957-2015
Notable instruments

Eddy Louiss (2 May 1941 – 30 June 2015) was a French jazz musician.[1][2]

His primary instrument was the Hammond organ. As a vocalist, he was a member of Les Double Six of Paris from 1961 through 1963.[3]

He worked with Kenny Clarke, René Thomas, and Jean-Luc Ponty.[4] He was a member of the Stan Getz quartet (with René Thomas and Bernard Lubat)[5] that recorded the Getz album Dynasty (1971).

In duet, he recorded with pianist Michel Petrucciani (1994)[6] and accordionist Richard Galliano (2002). His later recordings—for example, Sentimental Feeling and Récit proche—combine jazz with rock and world music.

In 1964, he was awarded the Prix Django Reinhardt.[7]


With Stan Getz


  1. ^ "Mort de l'organiste de jazz Eddy Louiss" (in French). Le Figaro. 30 June 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Eddy Louiss, French Jazz Organist, Dead at 74
  3. ^ "Double Six of Paris", in Leonard Feather, Ira Gitler, The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz, Oxford University Press, 2007, ISBN 0-19-532000-X
  4. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Eddy Louiss". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 April 2010. 
  5. ^ See for example 1971 - Stan Getz Quartet - Dum Dum Dum, on Stan Getz Community website. Retrieved 2011-07-09
  6. ^ Bill Marshall, Cristina Johnston, France and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History, Oxford : ABC-Clio, 2005, ISBN 1-85109-411-3, 927
  7. ^ "Les prix Django Reinhardt depuis 1955". ACADEMIE DU JAZZ. Retrieved 22 April 2010. 

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