Clément Doucet

Léon Clément Doucet (9 April 1895 – 15 October 1950) was a Belgian pianist.

Doucet was born and died in Brussels, Belgium. He studied for a time at the local Conservatoire, where his teacher Arthur De Greef had been a pupil of Franz Liszt.

His formal training was classical, and he traveled to the U.S. Some of his arrangements are still played today, for instance "Chopinata", a jazz tribute to several works by Frédéric Chopin.

After returning to Europe, he became the house pianist at the Parisian cabaret Le Boeuf sur le Toit where he succeeded Jean Wiéner. He and Wiéner formed a piano-duet which lasted from 1924 to 1939. They performed over 2000 concerts and made over 100 recordings of jazz, blues, and classical music, as well as a small number of recordings in which they accompanied French chansonniers. These include ten sides by the duet with Maurice Chevalier, and others, solo, with Édith Piaf and Yvonne George (Wiéner) and Jean Sablon and Germaine Sablon (Doucet).

After World War II, Wiéner worked as a broadcaster and composer of film music.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 9, 1895 (Brussels metropolitan area), Died October 15, 1950 (Brussels metropolitan area)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, composer, arranger

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 65 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick [Br (U.K.) cat 186-a] 10-in. July 1928 Chopinata Fred Elizalde Music Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia (U.K.) L253 10-in. 12/14/1925 What cha call 'em Clément Doucet ; Jean Wiener Piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia (U.K.) L254 10-in. 12/14/1925 Three balles fifty Clément Doucet ; Jean Wiener Piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia (U.K.) WL255 10-in. 12/14/1925 Ukele lady Clément Doucet ; Jean Wiener Piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia (U.K.) WL256 10-in. 12/14/1925 Charleston blues Clément Doucet ; Jean Wiener Piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia (U.K.) WL257 10-in. 12/14/1925 Yes sir, that's my baby Clément Doucet ; Jean Wiener Piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia (U.K.) WL258 10-in. 12/14/1925 Georgians blues Clément Doucet ; Jean Wiener Piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia (U.K.) WL259 10-in. 12/14/1925 Alabamy bound Clément Doucet ; Jean Wiener Piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia (U.K.) WL260 10-in. 12/14/1925 Just a little drink Clément Doucet ; Jean Wiener Piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia (U.K.) WL261 10-in. 12/14/1925 Steppin' in society Clément Doucet ; Jean Wiener Piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia (U.K.) WL262 10-in. 12/14/1925 Why do I love you Clément Doucet ; Jean Wiener Piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia (U.K.) WL263 10-in. 12/14/1925 I would like to know why Clément Doucet ; Jean Wiener Piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia (U.K.) WL264 10-in. approximately 1925 Does my sweetie do, and how Clément Doucet ; Jean Wiener Piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia (U.K.) WL265 10-in. 12/14/1925 Charleston Clément Doucet ; Jean Wiener Piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia (U.K.) WL266 10-in. 12/14/1925 Collegiate Clément Doucet ; Jean Wiener Piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia (U.K.) WL267 10-in. 12/14/1925 If you knew Susie Clément Doucet ; Jean Wiener Piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia (U.K.) WL269 10-in. 12/14/1925 Chopinata Clément Doucet Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Columbia (U.K.) WL270 10-in. 12/14/1925 I wonder where my baby is tonight Clément Doucet ; Jean Wiener Piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia (U.K.) WL273 10-in. 4/22/1926 Clément's Charleston Clément Doucet ; Jean Wiener Piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia (U.K.) WL276 10-in. 4/22/1926 Looking for a boy Clément Doucet ; Jean Wiener Piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia (U.K.) WL277 10-in. 4/22/1926 Sweet and low down Clément Doucet ; Jean Wiener Piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia (U.K.) WL279 10-in. 4/22/1926 Let's talk about my sweetie Clément Doucet ; Jean Wiener Piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia (U.K.) WL283 10-in. 4/22/1926 La vache dans la cave Clément Doucet Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL285 10-in. 10/25/1926 Happy Charleston Clément Doucet ; Jean Wiener Piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia (U.K.) WL287 10-in. 10/25/1926 Jig-walk Clément Doucet ; Jean Wiener Piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 1-25 of 65 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Doucet, Clément," accessed November 26, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/353008.

Doucet, Clément. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 26, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/353008.

"Doucet, Clément." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 26 November 2022.

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