Andre Persiany

André Persiany (November 19, 1927, Paris - January 2, 2004, Paris) was a French jazz pianist.

Persiany's father taught him violin and piano as a child, and by 1945, he had formed his own ensemble. He was a member of the Be Bop Minstrels with Hubert and Raymond Fol in 1947, then played with Michel Attenoux, Eddie Bernard, Bill Coleman, Buck Clayton, Raymond Fonsèque, Lionel Hampton, Guy Lafitte, Mezz Mezzrow, and Tony Proteau.

He relocated to New York City in the mid-1950s, playing at the Birdland club, and worked extensively with Jonah Jones. In 1969, he returned to Paris, and held a residency as the pianist at Le Furstemburg from 1970-1988. His associations in the 1970s included Cat Anderson, Milt Buckner, Eddie Chamblee, Arnett Cobb, Al Grey, Budd Johnson, and Charlie Shavers.

Persiany's son Stéphane Persiani became a double-bassist.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 19th, 1927 (Paris), Died January 2nd, 2004 (Angers)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1965 - 1967

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 28 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 115534 1/6/1965 Who can I turn to? Jonah Jones Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 115535 1/6/1965 Think beautiful Jonah Jones Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 115536 1/6/1965 A wonderful day like today Jonah Jones Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 115537 1/6/1965 Theme from Golden Boy Jonah Jones Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 115538 1/7/1965 People Jonah Jones Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 115539 1/7/1965 When I dance with the person Jonah Jones Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 115540 1/7/1965 Can it be possible Jonah Jones Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 115541 1/7/1965 Do you love me Jonah Jones Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 115542 1/7/1965 Variations on a theme by Bird Jonah Jones Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 115543 1/7/1965 Hello, Dolly! Jonah Jones Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 115544 1/7/1965 Take the moment Jonah Jones Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 115545 1/7/1965 127th Street march Jonah Jones Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 118096 10/27/1966 Lover's medley: That's my desire ; I'm gettin' sentimental over you ; All my love ; I can't believe that you're in love with me Jonah Jones Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 118097 10/27/1966 Duke Ellington medley: Rockin' in rhythm ; I let a song go out of my heart ; Mood indigo ; It don't mean a thing ; Sophisticated lady ; Caravan Jonah Jones Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 118098 10/28/1966 Swing Street medley: Organ grinder's swing ; Moonglow ; Sweet Lorraine ; Corrine Corrina Jonah Jones Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 118102 11/12/1966 Good time medley: When my sugar walks down the street ; Just a girl that men forget ; Ain't misbehavin' ; Ting-a-ling ; Farewell blues Jonah Jones Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 119036 6/9/1967 Now I know the feeling Jonah Jones Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 119037 6/9/1967 Tango Natasha Jonah Jones Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 119038 6/9/1967 Claudia Jonah Jones Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 119039 6/9/1967 Yellow days (La mentira) Jonah Jones Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 119040 6/12/1967 Jurame (Promise love) Jonah Jones Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 119041 6/12/1967 La pollera colora Jonah Jones Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 119042 6/12/1967 Lamento Borincano Jonah Jones Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 119043 6/12/1967 Compadre Pedro Juan Jonah Jones Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 119044 6/14/1967 Eddie's bossa nova Jonah Jones Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 1-25 of 28 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Persiany, Andre," accessed March 7, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/337310.

Persiany, Andre. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 7, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/337310.

"Persiany, Andre." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 7 March 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/337310

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