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Jean Alain Roussel (born 1951 in Port Louis, Mauritius) is a musician, composer, record producer and arranger.[1]

Jean Roussel/Jean Alain Roussel
Birth nameJean Alain Roussel
Born1951 (age 67–68)
Port Louis, Mauritius
GenresClassical, Film Score, Rock, Pop, Reggae
Occupation(s)Composer, Music Producer, Musician, Arranger, Educator
Associated actsCat Stevens
Celine Dion
Elkie Brooks
Dusty Springfield
Patti Labelle
Luther Vandross
Olivia Newton-John
Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Stewart Copeland
Bob Marley & The Wailers
Jerry Knight
Phil Seamen
T-Bone Walker
Muddy Waters
Albert King
Freddy King
B.B. King
Paul Simon
Gary Moore
Toots and The Maytals
Jean-Philippe Rykiel
Catherine Lara
John Paul Jones
Peter Frampton
Étienne Roda-Gil
Thin Lizzy
Joe Cocker
The Police
Robert Palmer
Ron Wood
Keith Richards & Mick Jagger
Rick Ross
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Dave Grusin
Roy Buchanan
Eric Triton
Linda Ronstadt
Chuck Rainey
Bernard Purdie
Wilton Felder
Buddy Emmons
Carol Kaye
Clarence McDonald
Don Everly
Roger Glover/Deep Purple
Jon Hendricks
Leiber and Stoller
Tim Hardin
Serge Gainsbourg
Françoise Hardy
Paul Gurvitz
'Big' Jim Sullivan
Steve Lukather
Jeff Porcaro
Elliott Randall
David Sanborn
Steve Gadd
Paul Kossoff
Joan Armatrading
Martin Drew
Luc Plamondon
Bobby Womack
Randy Brecker
Michael Brecker
Will Lee
Albert Lee
Chris Farlowe

He is best known for keyboard work from the 1970s through today, playing regularly with Cat Stevens[2] (e.g. "Peace Train", "Bitter Blue", "Oh Very Young","Tuesday's Dead", "Wild World", "Where Do The Children Play"), recording and Arranging on "Ghost In The Machine", with The Police (e.g. "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic", 1981) and performing a variety of roles with dozens of others (e.g. Paul Kossoff, Thin Lizzy, Bob Marley and The Wailers, Osibisa, Elkie Brooks, Miles Davis, Roger Glover/Deep Purple, Dusty Springfield, Paul Simon, Rick Ross, Celine Dion, Suzi Quatro, Bob Marley, 10cc, John Paul Jones/ Led Zeppelin, Donovan, Ron Wood, Joan Armatrading, Joe Cocker, Olivia Newton-John, Peter Frampton etc).



Album Artist Released Roussel's credits
"Abracadabra" Claire Hamill 1975 Piano, Orchestral Arrangements
"Back Street Crawler" Paul Kossoff 1973 Producer, composer, Keyboards
"Back to Earth" Cat Stevens 1978 Piano, Strings, arranger, Keyboards, Organ (Hammond), Piano (Electric)
"Back to the Drive" Suzi Quatro 2006 Composer
"Back to the Night" Joan Armatrading 1975 Keyboards, arrangements
"Bad News" Joe Jammer 1973 Keyboards
"Buddha and the Chocolate Box" Cat Stevens 1974 Strings, arranger, Conductor, Keyboards, String Arrangements
"Catch Bull at Four" Cat Stevens 1972 Organ, piano, keyboards
"Chris Farlowe Band Live" Chris Farlowe 1975 Producer & keyboards
"David Courtney's First Day" David Courtney 1975 Piano
"Daydo" Alun Davies 1972 Keyboards
"Deceptive Bends" 10cc 1977 Organ, Keyboards, Piano (Electric)
"Essence to Essence" Donovan 1973 Clavinet & keyboards
"Foreigner" Cat Stevens 1973 Bass, Strings, Keyboards, Piano (Electric) String Arrangements, Brass Arrangement, Bass Arrangement, Woodwind Arrangement
"Happy Children" Osibisa 1973 Keyboards
"I Want You" Wilson Pickett 1978 Producer, Keyboards, arranger, composer
"Incognito" Celine Dion 1987 Producer, composer, Arranger and various instruments
"I've Got My Own Album to Do" Ron Wood 1974 Keyboards
"Izitso" Cat Stevens 1977 Composer, Organ, Synthesizer, Flute, Piano, Glockenspiel, Keyboards, Organ (Hammond), Piano (Electric), Vibraphone, String Arrangements, Sequencing, Synthesizer Strings
"Jamaica Say You Will" Joe Cocker 1975 Hammond organ
"Julien Clerc" Julien Clerc 1980 Keyboards, arranger
"Lancashire Hustler" Keef Hartley 1973 Keyboards
"Lark" Linda Lewis 1972 Keyboards
"Like an Old Fashioned Waltz" Sandy Denny 1973 Keyboards
"Live & Learn" Elkie Brooks 1979 Keyboards, arranger
"Marjory Razorblade" Kevin Coyne 1973 Keyboards
"Mick Taylor" Mick Taylor 1979 Piano, Hammond organ
"Natty Dread" Bob Marley & The Wailers 1974 ("No Woman No Cry", "Natty Dread", "Lively Up Yourself") Hammond Organ, keyboards, arrangements
"Nightlife" Thin Lizzy 1974 Keyboards, Hammond organ
"Not a Little Girl Anymore" Linda Lewis 1975 Keyboards
"Now Hear This" Junior Hanson 1974 Keyboards, composer
"Now Look" Ronnie Wood 1975 Composer, synthesizer, keyboards, clavinet
"Numbers" Cat Stevens 1975 Organ, synthesizer, piano, strings, arranger, harpsichord, keyboards, organ (hammond), piano (electric), brass, overdubs, vibraphone, string arrangements, synthesizer strings
"Obsessed" Les films téléscène inc 1987 "Music"
"October" Claire Hamill 1973 Keyboards
"Painted Head" Tim Hardin 1973 Keyboards
"Pieces of a Jigsaw" Del Richardson 1973 Keyboards
"Pieces" Juicy Lucy 1972 Keyboards
"Pressure Drop" Robert Palmer 1976 Keyboards, clavinet, Hammond organ, arrangements
"Quickstep" Chilli charles 1975 Bass, keyboards
"Rastaman Vibration" Bob Marley & The Wailers 1976 Hammond Organ, Keyboards, arranger
"Reebop" Reebop Kwaku Baah 1972 Hammond Organ, Piano, Rhodes, composer, arranger, co-Producer
"Richy Snyder" Richy Snyder 1978 Keyboards
"Sans Entracte" Julien Clerc 1980 Producer, Keyboards, arranger, composer
"Saturnight (Live in Tokyo)" Cat Stevens 1974 Keyboards, arrangements
"Shooting Star" Elkie Brooks 1978 Keyboards, arranger
"Short Cut Draw Blood" Jim Capaldi 1975 Bass, keyboards
"Squire" Alan Hull 1975 Keyboards, arrangements
"Sunset Towers" Don Everly 1974 Bass, keyboards
"Surprise Sisters" Surprise Sisters 1976 Keyboards, arrangements
"Taking It All in Stride" Silverado 1977 Organ, piano
"Teaser & The Firecat" Cat Stevens 1971 Organ ("Peace Train")
"Two Days Away" Elkie Brooks 1977 Keyboards, arranger
"Whale Meat Again" Jim Capaldi 1974 Bass, Keyboards, Arrangements
"White Heat" Dusty Springfield 1982 Arranger, composer, Synthersizer
"Woman Overboard" Linda Lewis 1977 Keyboards, arrangements
"Atlantis [1973]" Atlantis 1973 Keyboards
"Jabula" Jabula 1975 Keyboards
"In Love" Cheryl Lynn 1980 Synthesizers, arranger, Keyboards
"Ghost in the Machine" The Police 1981 Keyboards, Arranger ("Every Little Thing...")
"Adrian" Buzy 1983 Producer, arranger, musical director, conductor, keyboards, composer
"Insomnie" Buzy 1983 Producer, arranger, musical director, conductor, keyboards
"Mes photos couleur" Jeane Manson 1983 Producer, arranger, musical director, conductor, keyboards
"J't'aime comme un fou" Robert Charlebois 1983 Arranger, keyboards, producer
"Mask" Roger Glover 1984 Keyboards, group member
"Aime-moi" Julien Clerc 1984 Composer
"Préférences" Julien Clerc 1985 Composer, arranger, keyboards
"Les aventures à l'eau" Julien Clerc 1987 Composer
"Serious Business" Brian Greenway 1988 Keyboards, arranger
"Charlebois, Vol. 1" Robert Charlebois 1991 Arranger, keyboards
"Sweet Dreams: The Anthology" Roy Buchanan 1992 Producer, keyboards
"Majikat" Cat Stevens 2004 Hammond organ, clavinet, electric piano, synthesizer (Recorded 1976, Released 2004)



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