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Alex Scorier
Information Discography Concerts schedule
Instrument(s) Tenor saxophone, Soprano saxophone, Flute
Date of birth June 6, 1931
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Alex SCORIER studied at the Brussels Royal Conservatory.
He started his musical activity at age 18.
During 1952 and 1953 he won the International Competition of the Hot Club of Belgium.
He also became the winner of Hot Club poll, together with Bobby JASPAR and Jack SELS.

In 1952 he formed his first big band with two American musicians - Sax player Jay CAMERON who was the soloist of the Woody HERMAN Orchestra and Slide HAMPTON and Jimmy GOURLEY (guitar).
During 1954 to 1956 was member of the Fred BUNGE and Werner MULLER Orchestra in Germany as well as that of Fud CANDRIX.

Back in Belgium, Alex SCORIER plays with famous American soloists, passing through the country, such as Buck CLAYTON, Taps MILLER, Bill COLEMAN, Clark TERRY, Steve LACY, Ernie WILKINS, Richard BOONE, Don BYAS.
A jam session with Duke Ellington, at the Faun (Hambourg), in 1955 and with Slide Hampton.

From 1964 to 1991 he is a member of the BRT (Flemish radio & TV) big band under Francis BAY and Freddy SUNDER.
He is a member of Marc MOULIN's "PLACEBO" from 1973 to 1975, with Richard ROUSSELET, Philip CATHERINE and others.

Numerous participations in jazz festivals such as:
Frankfurt
Paris
Comblain la Tour
Bilzen
Montreux

He is always touring around with his orchestra and a new group "JAZZ FRIENDS" with Herman SANDY (trumpet), Roger ASSELBERGHS (clarinet), Robert PERNET (drs), Pierre BOCHNER, Grégoire PERILLEUX (piano) and Daniel ZANELLO (bass) under the title "JAZZ FOR FUN".

ADDITIONAL DISCOGRAPHY
(See top of page for main discography)

Taps Miller orchestraRonex Records 1953 3.016, 1.020
Festival Special (Frankfurt jazz festival 1956)Brunswick 10 062 EPS (45)
Alex Scorier and his Madison Combo 1962Herba Records 264 A
Alex Scorier OrchestraVogue VB 064
Jazz In Little belgium René Goldstein comboInno Jazz Serie
Belgian Big band, SadiAlpha 7008 F
Jazz Bilzen with J.Dover OctetFama 12.005
Jazz World Wide, Herman Sandy's "Sandmen"J C 4055
She's Got Style BRT Big BandBRT LP 857209
Francis Bay OrchestraBASF 10 25015-6
Jazz Goes Swinging "St. Tropez jazz Octet"Europa E 363
Alex Scorier OrchestraPhilips 846 208 VVY
Alex Scorier OrchestraPolydor 2926 103
Alex Scorier OrchestraPolydor Special 2420 091
Alex Scorier OrchestraKarussell 2431 118
PlaceboCBS S64625
Placebo, with Ph. Catherine 1974EMI C064-95378
Placebo 1973CBS 65683
Alex Scorier and his Dixieland BandPolydor Special 2420 135
Mark Twain jazz band LP /K7Saturne 66005 - New Orleans

And many others...

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