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A (non exhaustive) list of jazz works composed by Michel Herr and which appear on records, etc...

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Title
Line-up
Recorded by
On
Album, recordings etc...
Absence   Michel Herr trio
CD
Intuitions
All over the place Tentet
Nonet
Michel Herr Orchestra
Michel Herr & Life Lines
TV / R
R
Django d'Or 2005 (RTBF)
VRT radio
Acapulco bells   Michel Herr / Bill Frisell / Kermit Driscoll / Vinnie Johnson
LP
Good buddies
Back soon Tentet North Sea Jazz Tentet
CD
North Sea Jazz Tentet
Bad Fever Big band Act big band
Brussels Jazz Orchestra cond. by M. Herr
LP
CD
Act Big Band
The music of Michel Herr
Bass boom Double bass ensemble Riccardo Del Fra, Philippe Aerts, Jean-Louis Rassinfosse...
CD/DVD/Film
Just friends (film soundtrack)
Beauty where it is Quintet
5 + strings
 
Michel Herr European Quintet
Michel Herr & Unexpected Encounters
Ivan Paduart Herritage feat. Philip Catherine
CD
R
CD
Notes of life
RTBF radio recordings
Herritage
Beggar song   Michel Herr / Wolfgang Engstfeld
LP / CD
Perspective
(A) bird in the distance
(part of a suite based upon "Black Crow")
Big band David Linx + Brussels Jazz Orchestra
CD
Changing faces
Blank page Quintet Michel Herr European Quintet
CD
Notes of life
Blue Sparks Quartet
Quintet + strings
Robert Jeanne quartet
Michel Herr & Unexpected Encounters
 
CD
R
 
Robert Jeanne "Quartets"
RTBF radio recordings
 
Celebration suite
(3 or 4 parts)
  • Prelude
  • Bells
  • New page (in new version only)
  • The next twenty years
  • Big band Brussels Jazz Orchestra cond. by M. Herr
    CD
    CD
    The September sessions (3 parts : 1, 2, 4)
    The music of Michel Herr
    (4 parts)
    Chemistry and Mystery Quintet + strings Michel Herr & Unexpected Encounters
    R
    RTBF radio recordings
    Club groove Quintet Michel Herr, Phil Abraham, Jeanfrançois Prins, etc...
    CD DVD Film
    Just friends (film soundtrack)
    (Le) coeur à l'endroit Quintet Michel Herr European Quintet
    CD
    Notes of life
    Continuous flow  
     
    Big band
    Michel Herr / Wolfgang Engstfeld
    Ensgtfeld / Herr / Daniellson / Lowe
    BRT Jazz Orchestra conducted by M. Herr + Philip Catherine
    LP /CD
    CD
    R
     
    Perspective
    Continuous flow
    BRT radio recording
     
    Dark and ragged
    (part of a suite based upon "Black Crow")
    Lyrics : David Linx
    Big band + vocals David Linx + Brussels Jazz Orchestra
    CD
    Changing faces
    Distant echoes Quintet
    Big band
    Michel Herr European Quintet
    Brussels Jazz Orchestra cond. by M. Herr
    CD
    CD
    Notes of Life
    The music of Michel Herr
    Double talk   Ensgtfeld / Herr / Daniellson / Lowe
    LP
    Continuous flow
    (The) dragonQuintetSolis Lacus
    R
    BRT live radio recording
    End to end   Michel Herr trio
    LP / CD
    Ouverture éclair
    Extremes Big band Act big band feat. Joe Lovano
    Brussels Jazz Orchestra cond. by M. Herr
    CD
    CD
    Extremes
    The music of Michel Herr
    (The) eyes of childhood Tentet
    Nonet
    Michel Herr Orchestra
    Michel Herr & Life Lines
    TV / R
    R
    Django d'or 2005 (RTBF)
    VRT
    Fitch's field   Freddie Deronde (also co-composer)
    CD
    Spontaneous effort
    Flagey, a new era
    (suite in 4 parts)
  • Past splendor
  • Hibernation
  • The awakening
  • Sailing again
  • Big band Brussels Jazz Orchestra cond. by M. Herr
    CD
    The music of Michel Herr
    For peanuts Big band BRT Jazz Orchestra conducted by M. Herr
    Act big band
    R
    LP
    BRT radio recording
    Act Big Band
    F.T.A.   Michel Herr trio
    LP / CD
    Ouverture éclair
    Good guess Quintet Michel Herr, Phil Abraham, Jeanfrançois Prins, etc...
    CD/DVD/Film
    Just friends (film soundtrack)
    Gray, man ! Big band BRT Jazz Orchestra conducted by M. Herr
    R
    BRT radio recording
    Hallucination Quartet
     
    Quintet
    Steve Houben / Michel Herr / Curtis Lundy / Kenny Washington
    Richard Rousselet Quintet
    LP / CD


    LP / CD
    Steve Houben & Michel Herr meet Curtis Lundy & Kenny Washington
    No, maybe...!
    H and C's dance Quintet
    Quintet
    Joe Lovano (w. Bert Joris, Hein Van de Geyn, Dré Pallemaerts)
    Ivan Paduart Herritage
    LP / CD
    CD
    Solid steps
    Herritage
    (A) Hip taxi Sextet Steve Houben, Jean-Paul Estiévenart, Nicolas Kummert, Pascal Mohy, Jean-Louis Rassinfosse, Jérôme Baudart
    TV
    TV recording for the programme "Hep taxi" (RTBF)
    Insomnia Big band BRT Jazz Orchestra conducted by M. Herr + Philip Catherine
    R
    BRT radio recording
    Intuition   Michel Herr trio
    CD
    CD
    Intuitions
    10 ans de Jazz à Liège
    Jeff's funeral Sextet (4 horns) Archie Shepp + studio band
    CD/DVD/Film
    Just friends (film soundtrack)
    Just before   Michel Herr trio
    LP / CD
    Ouverture éclair
    Labyrinthe   Michel Herr trio
    CD
    Intuitions (Labyrinthe won the Monaco composition contest)
    Last minute blues   Gino Lattuca featuring Philip Catherine
    CD
    Bad influence
    Let's get it out Septet (4 saxes) Steve Houben invite...
    CD
    Steve Houben invite...
    Little games Nonet Michel Herr & Life Lines
    R
    R
    VRT radio
    Little green man Quintet Solis Lacus
    LP / CD
    Solis Lacus
    Long distance Quartet + strings
    Big band
    Steve Houben + strings
     
    BRT Jazz Orchestra + Philip Catherine
    LP / CD
    TV
    Steve Houben + strings
     
    BRT tv recording
    Make it count   Michel Herr / Wolfgang Engstfeld
    Engstfeld / Herr / Daniellson / Lowe
    LP /CD
    CD
    Perspective
    Continuous flow
    Medicine Octet (5 horns)
    Tentet (6 h)
    Michel Herr, Richard Rousselet, Phil Abraham, Peter Vandendriessche, etc...
    Ten Tamarre
    CD/DVD/Film
     
    R
    Just friends (film soundtrack)
     
    RTBF radio recordings
    Moments of abandon   Michel Herr
    TV
    RTBF TV "Piano si, piano la"
    Multributes Big band Brussels Jazz Orchestra cond. by M. Herr
    CD
    The music of Michel Herr
    Nasca  
     
    Big band
    Jazztrack (Uli Beckerhoff, Wolfgang Engstfeld, Michel Herr,...
    BRT Jazz Orchestra conducted by M. Herr
    LP
     
    R
    First Call
     
    BRT radio recording
    New Horizons   Engstfeld / Herr Quartet
    Michel Herr trio
    LP
    CD
    Short stories
    Intuitions
    No, maybe...! Quintet
     
     
    Richard Rousselet Quintet
    Bruno Castellucci
    Ivan Paduart Herritage
    LP / CD
    CD
    CD
    No, maybe...!
    Bim bim
    Herritage
    Notes of life Quintet Michel Herr European Quintet
    CD
    Notes of life
    One to make five Big band BRT Jazz Orchestra conducted by M. Herr
    R
    BRT radio recording
    Open air Quintet Solis Lacus
    LP / CD
    Solis Lacus
    Oryx Big band BRT Jazz Orchestra conducted by M. Herr
    R
    BRT radio recording
    Out of the silence Big band Act big band
    Brussels Jazz Orchestra cond. by M. Herr
    CD
    CD
    Intensive act
    The music of Michel Herr
    (The) out side in Quintet Michel Herr European Quintet
    CD
    Notes of life
    Ouverture éclair   Michel Herr trio
    LP / CD
    Ouverture éclair
    Peacefully   Michel Herr trio
    LP / CD
    Ouverture éclair
    Peace please Quintet Solis Lacus
    LP / CD
    Solis Lacus
    Pentaprism Big band BRT Jazz Orchestra conducted by M. Herr
    Act big band
    JFC Big Band (F)
    Brussels Jazz Orchestra cond. by M. Herr
    R
    CD
    CD
    CD
    BRT radio recording
    Extremes
    Explosion live 2004
    The music of Michel Herr
    Pretext Quintet

    Trio
    Quartet
    Joe Lovano (w. Bert Joris, Hein Van de Geyn, Dré Pallemaerts)
    Michel Herr Trio
    Filippo Bianchini 4-tet
    LP / CD
    CD
    CD
    Solid steps
    Intuitions
    Disorder at the border
    Remake Quintet Solis Lacus
    LP / CD
    Solis Lacus
    (The) right choices ? Quintet + strings Michel Herr & Unexpected Encounters
    R
    RTBF radio recordings
    Roots and fruits Quintet
    Sextet
    Stéphane Houben
    Tony Bauwens
    LP
    LP / CD
    Stéphane Houben
    Ke Atas
    (The) sea of tranquillity Quintet Solis Lacus
    LP / CD
    Solis Lacus
    Short story   Engstfeld / Herr Quartet
    LP
    Short stories
    Solitudes parallèles Quintet + strings Michel Herr & Unexpected Encounters
    R
    RTBF radio recordings
    Something of me Big band Archie Shepp + studio big band
    CD/DVD/Film
    Just friends (film soundtrack)
    Song for Lucy
    Big band
     
    Nonet
    Big band
    Big band
    solo
    Archie Shepp + trio
    Archie Shepp + studio big band
     
    Michel Herr & Life Lines
    Act Big Band
    Brussels Jazz Orchestra cond. by M. Herr
    Ivan Paduart Herritage
    CD/DVD/Film
     
    "
    "
    Film
    CD
    CD
    CD
    Just friends (film soundtrack)
    "
    "
    Jazz in Little Belgium
    Intensive act
    The music of Michel Herr
    Herritage
    Song for Micheline  
    Big band
    " + horns
    Big band
    Engstfeld / Herr Quartet
    Act Big Band
    Eurojazz
    Brussels Jazz Orchestra cond. by M. Herr
    LP
    LP
    LP
    CD
    Short stories
    Act Big Band
    Eurojazz
    The music of Michel Herr
    Song from your father   Engstfeld / Herr Quartet
    Gino Lattuca Quartet
    Ivan Paduart + Tom Harrell
    Ivan Paduart Herritage
    LP
    CD
    CD
    CD
    Short stories
    My impression
    Time gone by
    Herritage
    (The) sound of gold  
    Big band
     
    Michel Herr trio
    BRT Jazz Orchestra conducted by M. Herr + Philip Catherine
    LP
    R
     
    Ouverture éclair
    BRT radio recording
     
    Spring sounds   Michel Herr Trio
    CD
    Tribute to Belgian jazz
    Springboard Big band Brussels Jazz Orchestra cond. by M. Herr
    CD
    The music of Michel Herr
    Strange ideasQuintet
    Tentet
    Nonet
    Michel Herr European Quintet
    Michel Herr Orchestra
    Michel Herr & Life Lines
    CD
    R
    R
    Notes of life
    Django d'or 2005 (RTBF)
    VRT
    Stratus Michel Herr / Wolfgang Engstfeld
    LP / CD
    Perspective
    String positiveQuintet + stringsMichel Herr & Unexpected Encounters
    R
    RTBF radio recordings
    Tape or glue ?QuintetMichel Herr European Quintet
    CD
    Notes of life
    Thinking of you
    (I think of you)
     Engstfeld / Herr Quartet
    Steve Houben + strings
    Michel Herr trio
    Bruno Castellucci
    Jeanfrançois Prins + Judy Niemack (lyrics) w. Fred Hersch
    Ali Ryerson w. Kenny Barron etc...
    Jean-Pierre Gebler Belgian All Stars
    Ivan Paduart Herritage
    LP
    LP / CD
    CD
    CD
    CD
     
    CD
    CD
    CD
    Short stories
    Steve Houben + strings
    Intuitions
    Bim Bim
    Beauty and the prince
     
    I'll be back
    Meggie
    Herritage
    Third chance Bruno Castellucci
    Ivan Paduart Herritage
    CD
    Bim bim
    Herritage
    This does itTentet
    Nonet
    Michel Herr Orchestra
    Michel Herr & Life Lines
    R
    R
    Django d'or 2005 (RTBF)
    VRT
    Three continents Bruno Castellucci (also co-composer)
    CD
    Bim bim
    ToleranceTentetMichel Herr & Life Lines
    CD
    JazzOlympics
    Twenty oneBig bandMichel Herr studio band
    R
    RTB radio recording
    Up there Michel Herr / Wolfgang Engstfeld
    LP / CD
    Perspective
    Unexpected encountersQuintet + stringsMichel Herr & Unexpected Encounters
    TV
    R
    VRT TV recording
    RTBF radio recordings
    Utopic citiesQuintetSolis Lacus
    LP / CD
    Solis Lacus
    Ups and downs  Gino Lattuca Quartet
    Ivan Paduart Herritage
    CD
    CD
    My impression
    Herritage
    (Le) voyage oublié Michel Herr trio
    Ivan Paduart Herritage feat. Philip Catherine
    CD
    CD
    Intuitions
    Herritage
    Your eyes Michel Herr trio
    CD
    Intuitions
    Within minutes 
    Tentet
    Nonet
    Robert Jeanne Quartet
    Michel Herr Orchestra
    Michel Herr & Life Lines
    CD
    TV / R
    R
    Blue landscapes
    Django d'or 2005 (RTBF)
    VRT radio

    ARRANGEMENTS
    Besides his own jazz compositions, Michel Herr wrote and recorded numerous arrangements for all kinds of instrumental line-ups :
    small, medium ensemble, big bands, strings, orchestra...(jazz and occasionally other styles). More details on this page.

    FILM MUSIC
    He also wrote many soundtracks for movies, television and media. A list is available here, with detailed pages including audio samples and video clips.