Rive Gauche


Rive Gauche, is Alexandre Destrez’s electro Jazz project. Imbued with the cheeky tales of his grandmother who ran « Le Tabou », a mythical jazz club in Saint-Germain-des-Prés in the 60s, Alexandre DESTREZ met electro in 1994 where he distinguished himself by his jazz phrasing on the albums of St Germain, « Boulevard » (Fcom) and « Tourist » (Blue Note) with 3 Victoires de la Musique and n°1 Jazz sales when it was released in the USA. With this double influence and his numerous musical collaborations with French and international djs & producers, Alexandre creates Rive Gauche, his beautiful electro Jazz project !
 His remarkable pianist and keyboard player’s playing is electrified by the effects and programming of DJ David Hachour and is enriched by a brass and percussion band. The first EP entitled « Walking... »released in the spring of 2016 on english famous record label BBE records, including remixes by the unavoidable Gilles Peterson and Simbad, was a great success with the public and professionals, being promoted by the legendary Jamie Cullum who playlisted it in his show on BBC Radio 2 and TSF Jazz or by the American DJ Kerri Chandler who plays it on his dj sets around the world. « Walking… » has also been playlisted in more than twenty countries, was Selected of the Month on RFI, and was ranked No. 1 in sales on Traxsource in the Broken Beat / Nu-Jazz category.