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Nguyên Lê

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born on 14/1/1959 in Paris, Île-de-France, France

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Nguyen Le

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This is a Vietnamese name; the family name is . According to Vietnamese custom, this person properly should be referred to by the given name Nguyên.
Nguyen Le

Nguyên Lê (born 14 January 1959 in Paris, France) is a French Jazz musician and Composer of Vietnamese ancestry. His main instrument is guitar, and he also plays electric bass guitar and guitar synthesizer.[1]

He has released numerous albums, both as a leader and as a sideman. His 1996 album Tales from Viêt-Nam blends jazz and traditional Vietnamese music. Nguyên Lê has performed with Randy Brecker, Vince Mendoza, Eric Vloeimans, Carla Bley, Michel Portal, Renaud Garcia-Fons, Per Mathisen, Marc Johnson, Peter Erskine, Trilok Gurtu, Paolo Fresu and Dhafer Youssef.[2]

In spring 2011 he released Songs of Freedom, an album with cover versions of pop hits from the 1970s.

Current Projects/Bands

  • Nguyên Lê Trio
    • Nguyên Lê: guitars, arrangements;
    • Michel Alibo: electric bass;
    • Karim Ziad: drums, percussion;
  • Nguyên Lê "The Jimi Hendrix Project"
    • Nguyên Lê: guitars, arrangements;
    • Cathy Renoir: vocals;
    • Michel Alibo or Linley Marthe: electric bass;
    • Karim Ziad or Francis Lassus: drums, percussion;
  • Nguyên Lê "Purple"
    • Nguyên Lê: guitars;
    • Michel Alibo: electric bass;
    • Terri Lyne Carrington: drums, vocals;
    • Aïda Khann: vocals;
    • Corin Curschellas: vocals;
    • Me'shell Ndegeocello: electric bass;
    • Karim Ziad: percussion;
    • Bojan Zulfikarpasic: piano;
  • Huong Thanh & Nguyên Lê - "Dragonfly"
    • Huong Thanh: vocals;
    • Nguyên Lê: guitars, arrangements;
    • Hao Nhien: traditional instrument zither;
    • Dan Bau: flute, percussion;
    • François Verly: percussion, synthesizer;
    • Michel Alibo: electric bass;
    • Joël Allouche: drums/percussion;
  • ELB (Erskine - Lê - Benita)
    • Peter Erskine: drums;
    • Nguyên Lê: guitars, guitar synthesizer;
    • Michel Benita: acoustic bass;


  • 2011 CD Songs of Freedom
  • 2009 CD Saiyuki
  • 2008 CD Dream Flight ELB (Erskine - Lê - Benita) with Stéphane Guillaume tenor & soprano saxophones
  • 2007 CD Fragile Beauty Huong Thanh & Nguyên Le
  • 2006 CD Homescape Duos with Paolo Fresu & Dhafer Youssef
  • 2005 CD Walking on the Tiger's Tail (Nguyên Lê Quartett)
  • 2002 CD Purple Celebrating Jimi Hendrix
  • 2001 CD E_L_B ELB (Erskine - Lê - Benita)
  • 2000 CD Bakida (with bassist Renaud Garcia-Fons and drummer Tino di Geraldo et al.)
  • 1999 CD Moon and Wind im Duo mit Huong Thanh
  • 1998 CD Maghreb & Friends
  • 1997 CD 3 Trios
  • 1996 CD Tales from Vietnam (with Huong Thanh, Hao Nhien, Paolo Fresu, Trilok Gurtu, Simon Spang-Hanssen, Michel Benita etc.)
  • 1995 CD Million Waves (Nguyên Lê -Trio) (with Bassist Dieter Ilg and drummer Danny Gottlieb)
  • 1992 CD Zanzibar (with Paul McCandless, Joël Allouche et al.).
  • 1992 CD Safy Boutella: Mejnoun
  • 1990 first solo CD Miracles (with Marc Johnson and Peter Erskine)


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