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Henri Texier (b. 1945) is a true jazz legend. The Paris-born French jazz double bassist is most known for his work with Don Cherry in the 1960s and with his band the Transatlantik Quartet in the 1980s alongside fellow musicians Joe Lovano, Steve Swallow, and Aldo Romano. What's remarkable about Texier is that he is a self-taught bassist. He credits Wilbur Ware as his biggest influence. This release includes seven original compositions by Texier, the connecting theme being the culture and history of the Native Americans. As a special feature, the eighth and final track on the album is an interview with Texier conducted by Gotz Buhler. Texier is joined by fellow jazz heavyweights Sebastian Texier, Francois Corneloup, and Louis Moutin.