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B I O G R A P H Y
" Claude Engel is born in the 20th century, in Paris.
His musical training almost coincides with his stage debut,
since, as early as 1960, he plays the guitar
in the show orchestra his father conducts.
During eight years, he familiarizes himself with the many aspects
of popular music while pursuing parallel studies
at the Conservatoire musical de Tours in parallel.
In 1968, he enters a multiform career where are intertwined
in a fantastic symphony composing for the classical guitar,
passion for rock music, numerous recording sessions where he contributes
both his guitar expertise and his musical involvement in the world of advertisement
and cartoons, not to mention his three albums and many shows where,
either alone or with other artists, he gives free rein
to his talents as composer, guitarist and singer.
From Charles Aznavour to Serge Gainsbourg via Vladimir Cosma,
Larry Carlton, Robben Ford, Sid Vicious (Sex Pistols),
Astor Piazzola and Herbie Hancock, many are the renowned stars,
in Europe as well as in North- and South-America,
who have had the opportunity to enjoy Claude Engel's collaboration.
In 1979, he took part in the recording of Starmania ( Tycoon ), in its original version;
in 1986, he composed La fugue du petit Poucet, a musical tale inspired by a novel from Michel Tournier
and played, among others, by Renaud, Jacques Higelin, Fabienne Thibault and Alain Souchon.
In 1997, he accepted to write and record the guitar parts of the opera Notre-Dame de Paris,
then in 1999 to work on Romeo and Juliette. Since, he collaborated in other musicals :
Le petit prince, Cindy, Autant en emporte le vent, Les enfants du soleil ..."
( Sylvain Lemay - Les productions d'OZ, Canada )
R E F E R E N C E S
S E L E C T I V E D I S C O G R A P H Y
Richard Rault, Paco Charlery,Teddy Lasry, Christian Vander, Faton Cahen,
Claude Engel, Francis Moze, Klaus Blasquiz
France Gall and Claude Engel - Palais des sports 1982
Celmar Engel, Richard Gotainer, Claude Engel
the recording sessions of Notre-Dame de Paris...
Marc Chantereau, Claude Engel, Manu Guiot, Jannick Top, Claude Salmieri, Serge Perathoner.
Paris Jazz Festival
Claude Engel, Basile Leroux, Patrick Verbecke, Paul Personne, J.J. Milteau, Francis Cabrel,
Bernard Paganotti, Crapou...
live at New Morning 12/2006
Claude Engel and Larry Carlton
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