Jean d'Albi’s constant wish has always been to bring music to all kinds of audiences. He refused to be considered solely as a classic organist.
So, as early as 1960 he shows a great interest to high technology in the field of sound and soon finds out that the only way of realizing his goal is the use of boards with electronic tones.
This modern instrument commonly called an ‘electronic organ’ was created in 1920 and was rapidly adopted in places of worship and movie theaters which lacked space for an organ.
Around the 60’s the sound possibilities of the organ with electronic tones grew so much that little by little the quality of sound became remarkably good. Nowdays, these keyboards are just like a real orchestra in the hands of a specialized organist.
On this instrument, Jean d’Albi can play by adapting them : classical organ works, jazz, accompany himself while singing negro spirituals, play pages of chamber music, symphonic pieces, movie scores, written arrangements for synthetizors.
Due to this definitely eclectic repertoire, a programme adapted to all kinds of audiences can be arranged.
With his electronic organ, Jean d’Albi has appeared in concerts and various animations : at the Cziffra Foundation in Senlis, in the music hall of the Bautzen Museum in Germany, in the Orangerie of the Champs-sur-Marne castle, at the Albi theater, in many churches in France, on a barge, outside with fireworks, at Center Park, in cultural centers and young workers homes, in farm barns.