Jazz on Wednesdays brings you the magic of world jazz. The feature for Wed 16th is Henri Texier and his album Heteroklite. Listen to Jazz Sketches at noon with Robert Vale and Planet Jazz at 7pm with Xavier Bichon.
French double bassist Henri Texier is a pillar, a landmark in jazz and music in general. After an early career at the end of the 1960s, along with American bebop giants such as Bud Powell, Donald Byrd, Dexter Gordon and Kenny Clarke, Henri Texier stands out for his originality at the forefront of world music well before the term was coined.
Heteroklite was recorded during the 2020 French lockdown, in Texier’s small village with his son Sébastien Texier (saxophone-alto/Clarinet) and Gautier Garrigue on drums. Together, they composed new tunes influenced by their mood of being in lockdown and revisit jazz classics.

Jazz On Wednesdays