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The band 

Nguyên Lê    guitars, saz, computer

Illya Amar    vibraphone, marimba, electronics

Linley Marthe    electric bass & vocals

Stéphane Galland    drums


The guests

Ousman Danedjo, David Linx, Youn Sun Nah, Himiko Paganotti, Julia Sarr, Dhafer Youssef : vocals     

Guo Gan erhu (chinese violin)      

David Binney alto sax, Chris Speed clarinet

Prabhu Edouard, Stéphane Edouard, Keyvan Chemirani : percussions

Karim Ziad : drums (Sunshine of your Love) & perc

Miracles                             (1989) Musidisc (2005) Universal 983 881-9

Zanzibar                             (1992) Musidisc (2005) Universal 983 882-0

Million waves                            (1995) ACT  9221-2

Tales from viêt-nam                (1996) ACT  9225-2

Three Trios                                    (1997) ACT  9245-2

Maghreb & Friends                      (1998) ACT  9261-2

Bakida                                                (2000) ACT 9275-2

Purple    celebrating jimi hendrix                   (2002)     ACT 9410-2

walking on the tiger’s tail                (2005) ACT 9432-2

HOMESCAPE

Nguyên Lê duos with Paolo Fresu and Dhafer Youssef                   (2006) ACT 9444-2

Nguyên LE                      el. & ac. guitars, gt synth, synth programming & sequencing

Art LANDE                      piano, thumb piano

Paul McCANDLESS        soprano saxophone, oboe, english horn, bass clarinet

Dean JOHNSON            acoustic bass

Joel ALLOUCHE             drums, percussion

Nguyên Lê, electric guitar, guitar-synthesizer, E-bow

Dieter Ilg, acoustic bass, mouth jive

Danny Gottlieb, drums & percussion

Nguyên LE               el. & ac. guitars, gt-synth (4), dan tranh (7), synth progr. (2,4,6,10,11)

Art LANDE                piano

Marc JOHNSON      acoustic bass

Peter ERSKINE          drums and percussion

SILK (1,4,9,10)

Peter Erskine   drums

Marc Johnson   acoustic bass

Nguyên Lê   el. & el./acoustic guitars, gtr-synth.


SILVER (2,6,7,11)

Danny Gottlieb   drums, vocals

Dieter Ilg   acoustic bass

Nguyên Lê   el. guitar, gtr-synth.


SAND (3,5,8)

Mino Cinelu   percussions, drums

Renaud Garçia Fons   acoustic bass

Nguyên Lê   el. & fretless guitars, gtr-synth., E-Bow

Nguyên Lê                   el. & ac. guitars, fretless bass, vietnamese zither, computer & synths

Karim Ziad                   drums, gumbri, perc & vocals

Michel Alibo                electric bass

Bojan Zulfikarpasic      acoustic piano


B’net Houariyat : Zahra Bani, Kadija Haliba, Malika Rhami, Saïda Madrani, Halima Zaiter

vocals & perc (taarijet, bendir, naakkous, tar)


Wolfgang Puschnig       alto sax

Paolo Fresu                  trumpet

Alain Debiossat            soprano sax

Stefano Di Battista        alto & soprano sax

Mokhtar Samba            drums

Cheb Mami                  accordion-synth

Djemaï Abdenour         mandola, algerian banjo

Mejdoub Ftati               violin

Aziz Sahmaoui             vocals

Mohamed Menni          vocals, perc (taarijet, bendir, derbuka)

Mehdi Askeur               vocals

Huong Thanh               vietnamese vocals

Hao Nhien                   vietnamese flute

Gaëlle Hervé                vocals

Marielle Hervé             vocals

Jean Jacques Avenel     kora

Aly Wagué                   african Peul flute & vocals

The Trio :

Nguyên Lê               Vietnam/France
    

Renaud Garcia Fons   Spain/France      

Tino di Geraldo          Spain           


The Guests :

Carles Benavent   Spain                   electric 5 string bass (Encanto, Heaven)

Karim Ziad          Algeria                 gumbri, karkabous, bendir, tarija, vocals (Lü)

Hao Nhien          Vietnam               meo & sao flutes, vocals (Lü)

Paolo Fresu          Italy                     trumpet & flugelhorn (Lü)

Kudsi Ergüner      Turkey                  ney flute (Dding Dek)

Jon Balke             Norway                piano (Romanichel)

Chris Potter          USA                     tenor saxophone (Chinoir, Madal)

Illya Amar            France                  marimba, tuned gongs (Dding Dek)

Nguyên Lê                       guitars, guitar-synth (1, 5, 8, 10), programmed synths (3, 7)

Michel Alibo                    electric bass (except 3 & 7)

Terri Lyne Carrington       drums (all) & vocals (1, 4, 5, 6, 9)

Aïda Khann                      vocals (2, 6, 7)

Corin Curschellas             vocals (3, 10)

Meshell Ndegeocello        electric bass (3, 7)

Karim Ziad                        gumbri & north african percussions (7)

Bojan Zulfikarpasic           acoustic piano (1) & Fender Rhodes piano (6, 9)

Nguyên Lê                     electric & electroacoustic guitars, electronics)

Art Lande                       piano

Paul McCandless           tenor, soprano & sopranino sax, oboe, english horn, bass clarinet

Jamey Haddad               drums & percussions

Nguyên Lê 
           

Paolo Fresu         

Dhafer Youssef     

electric, acoustic, fretless, synthesizer, e-bow, vietnamese guitars, computer programming & electronics 

trumpet, flugelhorn & electronics

oud, vocals & electronics

electric, acoustic & electroacoustic guitars, computer editing, programmed synths, mandolin & bendir (#9)

acoustic 5 string bass

drums & percussions (pandeiros, tablas, cajon, palmas)

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el., ac. & fretless guitars, guitar-synth., computer & synths

vocals

zither (dan tranh), dan bau, sao flute, sapek clappers

trumpet, flugelhorn

saxophones; concert, bass & african flute

acoustic bass

percussions, marimba, keyboards, piano

drums (on 1,2,6,10)

drums, percussions    (on 2,3,4,11)


drums, percussions    (on 5,8)
moon lute (dan nguyêt)    (on 3)

Nguyên Lê

Huong Thanh

Hao Nhien

Paolo Fresu

Simon Spang Hansen

Michel Benita

François Verly

Joël Allouche

Steve Argüelles

         guests :

Trilok Gurtu

Thai An

SAIYUKI    

Nguyên Lê’s Asian trio                                                              (2009) ACT 9483-2

Nguyên Lê  (Vietnam)
Mieko Miyazaki (Japan)      

Prabhu Edouard (India)  


special guest

Hariprasad Chaurasia

guitars, electronics

koto, shamisen, vocals

tablas, percussions, vocals



bansuri flute

SIGNATURE EDITION                            (2010) ACT 6004-2


Nguyên Lê’s personal compilation of 20 years of music creation                                                                         

Double CD including 24 pieces from the following albums :


Saiyuki  (2009) with one unreleased track

Blauklang - Vince Mendoza (2008)

Fragile Beauty (2008)

Dream Flight - ELB (2008)

Homescape (2006) with one unreleased track

Walking on the Tiger’s Tail (2005)

Mangustao - Huong Thanh (2004)

Purple (2002)

ELB (2001)

Bakida (2000)

Maghreb & Friends (1998)

Three Trios (1997)

Tales from Viêt-Nam (1996)

Zanzibar (1992)

Miracles (1991)

Dé - Ultramarine (1989)

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SONGS OF FREEDOM

Exotic Eccentric versions of Pop Hits  from the 70’s                          (2011) ACT 9506-2