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Philippe Saisse is a French Grammy Award-nominated Smooth Jazz and New Age music keyboardist, producer and arranger.

He was born in Marseille and raised in Paris. After studying at the Conservatoire de Paris he won a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music. He became the protégé of Gary Burton and debuted on Al Di Meola’s Splendido Hotel. He also worked with Nile Rodgers and Felicia Collins in the album Outloud and wrote for David Sanborn. He has also worked in the alternative rock, jazz fusion and rock world for David Bowie, Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau, Paul King, The Rolling Stones and others.

Between 1988 and 1990 he performed as the regular house band keyboardist in The Sunday Night Band, during the two seasons that the highly acclaimed music performance program Sunday Night ran on NBC late-night television.

Saisse’s 2008 solo album, At World’s Edge, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. Although it did not reach the commercial success normally expected of an album boasting a cast of highly ranked musicians, it reunited Saisse with two old friends: bassist Pino Palladino, and drummer Simon Phillips. The three performers joined together as an instrumental rock/jazz fusion trio ensemble, PSP or Phillips Saisse Palladino. Their debut album, PSP LIVE, on the C.A.R.E Music Group label (of Munich) and the Forest Records label has been supported by a minor tour of Europe from 2009 through February 2010, spotlighting the talents of each performer in the songs chosen for their set list] The trio finished up their tour in Japan at the end of March, 2010, having allowed Palladino time in February to honor his responsibilities as the touring bassist with The Who, at the Super Bowl XLIV half-time show in the United States.

 

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Doug Russ says:

Many years ago I heard this….fond memories !!

Joanne Romano says:

Heard this on smooth jazz radio a long time ago just love it!!

Michele Washington says:

Beautiful,Mesmerizing,Profound.I Have Searched For This Song For Years,And Finally Found It.This Has Always Been One Of My Top 10 Favourite Songs.So Haunting And Extremely Moving… It Takes Me To Another Time And Place,With No Specific Destination… And Makes Me Want To Stay…Thank You Chann For Posting This Wonderful Track,I Am Eternally Grateful.

micshig says:

Thanks for sharing…Only familiar with his work with the late Al Jarreau.   Was having a moment and decided to explore.  I have a lot of catching up to do!

manuel r says:

de todos los tiempos esta es la canción que mas me gusta….

es un lenguaje al alma

Ty Courtland says:

My all time FAVORITE song !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Nanette Wilkins says:

sooooooooo smoove

Carl Wilson says:

If you think you like this piece by Philippe, then you definitely have to check out god son Paris! Majorly a force to be reckoned with…… PERIOD!!

Tamika B. Dow says:

This my main shot from the awesome Philippe Saisse  !!!!!!!

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