Jean-Pierre Danel

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Jean Pierre Danel
Jean-Pierre Danel.jpg
Background information
Born (1968-06-04) 4 June 1968 (age 48)
La Varenne, France
Genres Blues, blues-rock, hard rock, pop
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, producer
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1982–present
Labels Sony/BMG
Website jeanpierredanel
Notable instruments
Miss Daisy,
Lady Rose,
La Marquise
(vintage Fender Stratocasters)

Jean-Pierre Danel (born 4 June 1968) is a French guitarist, record producer, music writer and songwriter.[1][unreliable source?][2] Danel has recorded a large number of guitar albums, as well as guitar teaching materials. In 2006, his album Guitar Connection was certified Gold in France.[3]

Biography[edit]

1980s to 1990s[edit]

Born in La Varenne, France, Danel, the son of the French pop singer Pascal Danel[4] and the nephew of opera director Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, started his career as a professional guitarist in July 1982, at the age of 14. After many tours and studio recordings with French session musicians, he released various guitar albums.[5]

Stratospheric (2000)[edit]

In 2001, he was invited to play on the album Les Masters de la Guitare, to which Eric Clapton, BB King, Carlos Santana or Al Di Meola also contributed.

Guitar Connection (2006)[edit]

Danel's album Guitar Connection was released by Sony/BMG in July 2006. It was certified Gold[3] and soon became a series of albums, with Guitar Connection 2 released in March 2007. It contains a duet with British guitar legend Hank Marvin. In June 2007, Danel received the Grand Prix Français de la Guitare award.[5] One of Danel's songs from Guitar Connection 3, "The Pink Side of Miss Daisy", reached number 8 on the Billboard French Digital Songs chart in 2008.[6]

Jean-Pierre Danel

Out of the Blues (2010)[edit]

In November 2010, Danel's Out of the Blues guitar album was released by Universal, with sales going towards AIDS research.[7] Danel recorded duets with a number of guitarists such as Hank Marvin again, Albert Lee (recorded at the Abbey Road Studios 2), Scott Henderson, Andy Powell of Wishbone Ash, Jake Shimabukuro and various popular French artists.[8] The album was supported by Carla Bruni,[9] then First Lady of France, and Brian May of Queen, who also wrote a note in the booklet. The pair was reunited in a charity organized by Danel in 2013.[7][10][11]

The Hit List (2013)[edit]

Danel's digital compilation album The Hit List debuted on the French compilation albums chart at number 18.[citation needed]

Guitar Tribute (2016)[edit]

On 25 March 2016, Danel released Guitar Tribute (Sony Music), a box set containing 2 CDs (a compilation and a live album) and the DVD of a private live show, All You Need Is Live, given for his daughter. Half of the concert consisted of Danel's hits, with two new songs, while the other half is a collection of covers of classics that influenced the guitar player (The Beatles, The Shadows, Elvis Presley, etc.). Half of the tunes are vocal. Several duets are included, as well as video tributes to Danel by Brian May of Queen, Hank Marvin of The Shadows, several French artists and Sony Music and Warner Music CEOs[12][13] Danel embarked on a promotional tour, with a primetime TV show,[14] several other TV appearances[15][16] and TV advertising.[17] The album entered the compilation albums chart at number 7.[18]

In February 2017, "Shazam" from Génération Guitare entered the French singles chart at number 186.[19]

Puzzle Productions[edit]

As a record producer, Danel started his own company, Puzzle Productions, in 1989. He produced dozens of hit records and also bought the rights for many songs from other companies, creating an 18,000-song catalogue.[citation needed] In several TV documentaries, record industry specialists called Danel one of the biggest independent producers in France.[20] His work also includes the production, with DJ Da French Guy, of radio remixes for artists such as Madonna, Britney Spears, Daft Punk, and Moby.[1]

Books[edit]

Danel is the author of several books, the best known of which are biographies of French playwright and actor Sacha Guitry.[21] His second book about Guitry is featured on the book list for French students at Berkeley University, CA. Danel also published a book about the Fender Stratocaster (foreword by Hank Marvin).[22] In 2014, he released the video "The Fender Stratocaster Story", based on the book and on his vast collection of guitars, in which can be found "Miss Daisy", a scarce 1954 pre-production Stratocaster, worth US$250,000.[citation needed]

Charities[edit]

Danel produced records to the benefit of various charities (AIDS, Amnesty International, etc.). Also a vegetarian and animal lover, Danel launched "Guitar Players for Animal Rights" to the benefit of PETA, and was joined by fellow guitarists Brian May (of Queen), Steve Lukather (of Toto), Hank Marvin (of The Shadows) as well as French stars such as singer and composer/producer for Celine Dion Jean-Jacques Goldman or French movie star Jean-Paul Belmondo.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
FRA
[23]
SWI
[24]
1993 Chorus
1994 Remember Shadows/Les Années Shadows
1997 Guitar Line
2002 Tribute to The Shadows
2006 Guitar Connection 70
2007 Guitar Connection 2
2008 Guitar Connection 3 89
2009 Guitar Connection – Tribute to The Shadows
The Best of Guitar Connection
Jean-Pierre Danel plays The Shadows
Guitar Connection Anthology
2010 Out of the Blues
2011 When the Guitar Rocks
Guitar Guitar Guitar
Stratospheric
Rock Guitar Legend 117
2012 Guitar Greatest Hits
2013 The Blues Album
Best of Guitar
The Hit List
Air Guitar: The Anthems
2014 Guitar Anthology
Blues Mood
The Best of Jean-Pierre Danel
Out of the Blues
100 Tracks
2015 The Guitar Best Of
Guitar Playback Connection Vol. 2
Guitar Playback Connection Vol. 3
2016 Guitar Tribute 46
2017 Génération Guitare 126
[25]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Album
2006 "A Love Theme for Sabine" Guitar Connection
"Sleepwalk"
"Ballad for a Friend"
2007 "NZ Girl Blues" Guitar Connection 2
"My Song of You" (duet with Laurent Voulzy)
"Guitar Connection Medley (Part I)"
"Nivram" (duet with Hank Marvin)
2008 "The Pink Side of Miss Daisy" Guitar Connection 3
"Honky Tonk Woman"
2009 "The Rise and Fall of Flingel Bunt" Guitar Connection – Tribute to The Shadows
"Good Guitar Vibrations" The Best of Guitar Connection
"Come together"
"Concerto de aranjuez" Jean-Pierre Danel plays The Shadows
"While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (duet with Pascal Danel) Guitar Connection Anthology
2010 "Out of the Blues" Out of the Blues
"Rock Me Baby" (duet with Axel Bauer)
2011 "This Incredible Fortune to Be Two" (with Louis Bertignac and Beverly Jo Scott)
"Forbidden Games" Guitar Guitar Guitar
2012 "M Appeal" (duet with Hank Marvin) Out of the Blues
"Saint Louis Blues"
"Tulsa Time" (Duet with Albert Lee)
"United Colors" (Duet with Anne Ducros)
"Revolution" (Duet with Laurent Voulzy)
2013 "Nivram EP 2013" (duet with Hank Marvin) The Hit List
"Europa" Guitar Connection
"The Rise and Fall of Flingel Bunt" The Hit List
2014 "Knocking on Heaven's Door" Guitar Connection 3
"All Shook Up" The Hit List
2015 "Medley Guitar Connection Part 1"
"Medley Guitar Connection Part 2"
"My Song of You" (duet with Laurent Voulzy)

Discography (France and international)[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Rarities (1982)
  • Vocals (1986)
  • Chez Toi Et Moi (Maxi) (1989)
  • The Twist Sessions (1990)
  • Chorus (1993)
  • Remember Shadows (1994)
  • Guitar Generation (1995)
  • Le meilleur des Shadows (1995)
  • Guitar Line (1997)
  • Play 18 Hits of the Shadows (1997)
  • Tribute to the Shadows 40 Years – 40 tracks (2 CDs) (1998)
  • Les années Shadows (2 CDs / 46 tracks) (1998)
  • The Best of the Guitar Legends (3 CDs / 75 tracks) (1998)
  • The Best of the Guitar Legends Vol.1 (1998)
  • The Best of the Guitar Legends Vol.2 (1998)
  • The Best of the Guitar Legends Vol.3 (1998)
  • A Tribute to the Shadows – The Gold Series (1998)
  • Guitar Greatest (2 CDs) (2000)
  • La Légende des Shadows (2000)
  • A Tribute to the Shadows (2000)
  • The Guitar Album (2000)
  • Stratospheric (2000; re-released in 2011)
  • Play Hits of the Shadows (2000)
  • Tribute to the Shadows (2001)
  • The Playback Collection Vol. 1 (2001)
  • The Playback Collection Vol. 2 (2001)
  • The Playback Collection Vol. 3 (2001)
  • The Playback Collection Vol. 4 (2001)
  • Guitarmania (4 Cds / 88 tracks) (2001)
  • Nuits Parisiennes (2001)
  • A Tribute to the Shadows (4 Cds / 80 tracks) (2001)
  • A Tribute to the Shadows Vol 1 (2001)
  • A Tribute to the Shadows Vol 2 (2001)
  • A Tribute to the Shadows Vol 3 (2001)
  • A Tribute to the Shadows Vol 4 (2001)
  • Guitar Classics (2002)
  • Guitar Gold Themes (2002)
  • The Shadows' Anthology – The Tribute Album by Jean-Pierre Danel (2002)
  • Essential Guitar (2002)
  • All The Best! (2 CDs) (2002)
  • Guitare 5 Cd – 100 Titres (2003)
  • Guitar Greatest Hits (2005)
  • Guitar Connection (1 CD + 1 DVD) (2006)
  • Guitar Connection 2 (1 CD + & DVD) (2007)
  • Coffret Guitar Connection 1 & 2 (2007)
  • Guitar Connection 3 (2008)
  • Guitar Connection – Tribute to The Shadows (2009)
  • The Best of Guitar Connection (2009)
  • Jean-Pierre Danel plays The Shadows (2009)
  • Guitar Connection Anthology (2009)
  • Out of the blues (2010)
  • Guitar Anthology – Les 100 plus grands tubes (5-CD box set compilation)(2011)
  • When the guitar rocks (compilation)(2011)
  • Guitar Guitar Guitar (compilation)(2011)
  • Rock Guitar Legends (2011)
  • Guitar Greatest Hits (2011)
  • The Guitar Greatest Hits (2012)
  • Guitar Greatest Hits (3-CD metal box)(2012)
  • The Blues Album (2013)
  • Best of Guitar (2013)
  • The Hit List (2013)
  • Air Guitar – The Anthems (2013)
  • Jazz Guitar (2013)
  • Guitar Anthology (2014)
  • Blues Mood (2014)
  • The Best of Jean Pierre Danel (2014)
  • The Guitar Best of (2015)

Participations[edit]

  • Les Masters De La Guitare – Les Plus Grands Guitaristes Du Monde (2001)

Videos[edit]

  • In Concert (1990)
  • Guitar Connection (2006)
  • Guitar Connection 2 (2007)
  • Coffret Guitar Connection 1 & 2 (2007)
  • Guitar Connection 3 (2008)
  • The Best of Guitar Connection (2009)
  • Out of the blues (2010)
  • The Fender Stratocaster Story (2014)

Books (in English)[edit]

  • Legend of the Fender Stratocaster (Foreword by Hank Marvin)(Auteurs du Monde, 2012)

Books (in French)[edit]

  • Femme Mode d'Emploi (NM7, 2000)
  • Tribute to the Fender Stratocaster (JA, 2001)
  • Le Destin fabuleux de Sacha Guitry (Le Marque-Page, 2007)
  • Chroniques d'une Vie Passionnante (enfin, je crois...) (Courcelles Publishing, 2008)
  • Petites explications sur les femmes à l'attention des hommes perdus et désespérés (Courcelles Publishing, 2008)
  • Clean Ex (Courcelles Publishing, 2009)
  • Elvis Presley, La légende du King (2009, Courcelles Publishing)
  • 365 Moyens de rendre son homme heureux (2009, Courcelles Publishing)
  • 365 Moyens d'essayer de se faire pardonner (2009, Courcelles Publishing)
  • 365 Moyens d'adopter le life-style des people (et de devenir hyper important chez son coiffeur (2009, Courcelles Publishing)
  • Voyages Immobiles (2010, Courcelles Publishing)
  • Sacha Guitry et les Femmes (Auteurs du Monde, 2012)
  • Légende de la Fender Stratocaster (Préface de Hank Marvin)(Auteurs du Monde, 2012)

CD-ROM[edit]

  • 20 Ans D'occupations... (2002)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jean-Pierre Danel". Groove-tendances.com. Retrieved 12 July 2014. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Jean-Pierre Danel – biographie". Music-story.com. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "SNEP – Les Certifications: Jean-Pierre Danel". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 4 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "Pascal Danel : 2014 a débuté en fanfare avec son fils et tous ses amis". Purepeople.com. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Jean Pierre Danel". Worldguitarists.com. 14 November 2007. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Chart Search for Jean-Pierre Danel". Billboard. Retrieved 4 February 2017. 
  7. ^ a b "Des stars de la guitare soutiennent la SPA | Société Protectrice des Animaux" (in French). Spa.asso.fr. 25 March 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "Interview de Jean-Pierre Danel réalisée le 11/11/2010". IdolesMag.com. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Carla Bruni a partagé un bon coup de blues avec Jean-Pierre Danel". Purepeople.com. 1 December 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "Brian News – April 2013". Brianmay.com. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "A photo of Jean-Pierre Danel". MTV. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  12. ^ http://www.cliffrichard-theshadows.com/index1.htm. Retrieved 31 May 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ http://www.dailymotion.com/jpdanel. Retrieved 29 May 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. ^ http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4c4i1k_jean-pierre-danel-michael-jones-medley-live-mars-2016_music. Retrieved 29 May 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  15. ^ http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4c1exf_jean-pierre-danel-pascal-danel-interview-et-reportage-tv-mai-2016-guitar-tribute_music. Retrieved 29 May 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  16. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsPxsG7NXKs. Retrieved 29 May 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  17. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUTUQZwokjc. Retrieved 29 May 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  18. ^ http://www.snepmusique.com/tops-semaine/top-compilations/?ye=2016&we=13. Retrieved 29 May 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  19. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés – SNEP (Week 5, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 4 February 2017. 
  20. ^ ""Elvis Presley intime : l'icône perdue + 1 CD audio" de Jean-Pierre Danel chez Auteurs du monde (Créteil),Contre-Dires (Paris, France)". 20minutes.fr. 18 January 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  21. ^ "Le Destin fabuleux de Sacha Guitry de Jean-Pierre Danel Marque-Pages, 320 p., 19 eur". Lefigaro.fr. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  22. ^ "Fender® Forums • View topic – La Légende de la Fender Stratocaster". Forums.fender.com. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  23. ^ "lescharts.com – Discographie Jean-Pierre Danel". Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 February 2017. 
  24. ^ "hitparade.ch – Discographie Jean-Pierre Danel". Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 February 2017. 
  25. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums – SNEP (Week 12, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 28 March 2017. 

External links[edit]