Bashir Johnson, Brandon Ross, Cassandra Wilson, Clarence Penn, Federico Gonzalez Peña, Gregoire Maret, James Genus, Jean-Christophe Mallard, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Marcus Miller, Mino Cinelu, Raul Midón
Grégoire Maret -][- Grégoire Maret –MP3– [eOne Entertainment, 2012 | Review]
It’s by no accident Harmonicist extraordinaire Grégoire Maret is one of those significant artists that comes into our lives and touches the deepest emotions of our heart and soul with passion, grace and intrigue. Moreover, his “Self-Titled” project on eOne Entertainment Maret’s unwavering and intuitive suites unfolds the opulent tonality, immediate rhythms and compelling melodies driven by his spellbinding creativity as a soloist is exactly what I look for musically.
While growing up in Genève, Switzerland with his Harlem born mother and Swiss born father it had to be a culturally interesting yet inspiring adventure for Grégoire. His parents obviously wanted the best for him and pursued the proper education, influences with an array of musical experiences was vital for his growth. Therefore, Grégoire spend time building his musical bridges at the prestigious Conservatoire Superieur de Musique de Genève and later he decided to undertake jazz studies at New York’s New School University. Continue reading