InMauriat was born in MarseilleFranceEuropewhere he also grew up. His father was a postal inspector who loved to play classical piano and violin. Inat the age of four, Mauriat began playing music. Six years later, in Outlaws - Brutal Attack - The Real Deal, at the age of 10, he enrolled in the Conservatoire in Marseille, but by the time he was 17, aroundhe had fallen in love with jazz and popular music.
In the s, starting during World War IIMauriat started his own dance band and toured concert halls throughout Europe. In the s, Mauriat became musical director to at least two well-known French singers, Charles Aznavour and Maurice Chevaliertouring with both of them.
Between —, Mauriat recorded several albums on the Bel-Air record label under the name Paul Mauriat et Son Orchestreas well as using the various pseudonyms of Richard Audrey, Nico Papadopoulos, Eduardo Ruo, and Willy Twist, to better reflect the international flavor of his recordings. During this period, Mauriat also released several recordings with Les Satelliteswhere he creatively arranged vocal backing harmony for such albums as Slow Rock and TwistA Malypenseand Les Satellites Chantent Noel Inthe song was featured prominently in the film Sister Act starring Whoopi Goldberg.
More recently, Eminem Flip - Various - So Jazz ! La Nouvelle Vague Volume 2 an extract in his song, Guilty Conscience. InMauriat established Le Grand Orchestre de Paul Mauriat, and released hundreds of recordings and compilations through the Philips label for the next 28 years.
Inhe signed with Japanese record company Pony Canyonwhere he re-recorded some of his greatest hits and wrote new compositions. Mauriat recorded many of these albums in both Paris and London, utilising several English classical musicians in these recordings. The III Poco Allegretto - Haydn*, The Aeolian String Quartet* - The Complete String Quartets spent five weeks at the top of the charts.
The success of the song and the album on which it appeared, Blooming Hitsestablished Mauriat as an international recording star. In s and s, Mauriat released the entire albums that paid homage to his musical roots. Paul Mauriat's phenomenon in Japan started in the early s. He is the only international artist who played two sold-out shows in one day at the famous arena Nippon Budokan in Tokyo.
For several decades, some of Mauriat's compositions served as musical tracks for Soviet television programmes and short movies, such as the animated Polygon film"In the world of animals" V mire zhivotnykh and "Kinopanorama", among others.
Mauriat retired from performing in He gave his final performance in the Sayonara Concert, recorded live in OsakaJapan, but his orchestra continued to tour around the world before his death in Mauriat's former lead pianist, Gilles Gambusbecame the orchestra's conductor in and led successful tours of Japan, China, and Russia.
Gambus had worked with Mauriat for more than 25 years. InSerge Elhaik published an authorised biography, Paul Mauriat: une vie en bleu. Mauriat is buried at the Perpignan South Cemetery in Columbarium. Relative to his peers, Paul Mauriat has one of the largest recording catalogs, featuring more than 1, titles just from his Polygram era — In the early to mids, Paul Mauriat appeared in several Japanese coffee and Love Is Blue - Le Grand Orchestre De Paul Mauriat - I Love Breeze: Paul Mauriat On Stage television commercials, which featured music from his orchestra.
A line of saxophones and trumpets are named for Paul Mauriat, under the brand P. Mauriat, reflecting his popularity in their country of origin, Taiwan. Both Mauriat's single Love Sick Crazy (Petruccio & Modulate Remix) - Petruccio & Modulate - Our Sound (File, MP3, Album, M " Love is Blue " and the album Blooming Hits each sold over one million copies.
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