African American, Cassandra Wilson, Clarence Penn, Federico Gonzalez Peña, Gregoire Maret, Harmonica, James Genus, Matt Pierson, Raul Midón, Swiss
SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDE CASSANDRA WILSON, MARCUS MILLER, RAUL MIDÓN, & TOOTS THIELEMANS, AMONG OTHERS
“He’s one of the most creative musicians around.” – Herbie Hancock
Over the course of the past decade, Grégoire Maret has emerged as a unique and compelling new voice across a wide spectrum of the modern jazz world. That his chosen instrument – the harmonica – is a relative rarity in the genre is one element in his singular sound, but far from the whole explanation. After all, the extensive list of heavy-hitters who have enlisted him for their own projects is unparalleled: Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Cassandra Wilson, and Marcus Miller are some of his most prominent employers, none of whom have the patience to employ novelty for novelty’s sake.
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O Amor E O Meu Pais | Travels | (Children’s Suite) Children’s Song
“Grégoire Maret is an exceptional young musician who is taking the harmonica to an exciting new place in jazz.” – Pat Metheny Continue reading