Henri-Pierre Noël is an incredibly versatile musician who uses the piano in a very percussive and syncopated way, almost like a drum. This particular technique naturally brings disco and afro-funk elements into his unique brand of dance floor fusion.
On moving to Canada from his original home of Haïti, pianist and singer/songwriter Henri-Pierre Noël brought with him much of the tropical island’s influences. The Kompa Funk sounds of his homeland, along side contemporary North American jazz and disco, run throughout both of Henri’s albums recorded in the late 1970’s – Piano and One More Step. Both were released on very limited private presses and have since become holy grails of the back music scene.