Henri Renault was a pianist and composer,arranger in France.
He was learning violin lesson from an early age,and began to play piano at 8 years old.
When he was 19 years old,he moved to Paris.
He appeared in a small club as a pianist.
Then he played with American jazz musician who visit Paris.
During 1949 and 1950 he accompanied Don Byas, James Moody and Roy Eldridge.
He was blessed with the opportunity to record with Milt Jackson, J. J. Johnson and Al Cohn.
In the late ’50s,he was active as a producer,developed an obscure musician and gave an opportunity of recording.
In addition, his early recordings have been issued.
I recommend the article of JazzWax about his early recordings.