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.