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Harmonicist Grégoire Maret to Release Self-Titled Debut

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Harmonicist Grégoire Maret to Release Self-Titled Debut
Date Posted: Mar 5, 2012
Harmonicist Grégoire Maret to release long-awaited self-titled debut on Ebone music on March 13
Category: Festival Landing Page
Posted by: ksimpson

Over the course of the past decade 2012 Litchfield Jazz Festival artist, 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.

Now, after years as one of the most in-demand sidemen and guests in jazz (and beyond), Maret finally makes his highly anticipated first statement as a leader with his long-awaited, self-titled debut. The gorgeous, lyrical album opens up a wealth of possibilities for the underutilized jazz harmonica, encompassing the diversity of Maret's influences and experiences to date but retaining a unified sound evidencing accents from jazz, soul, and Brazilian music among others.

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Date Posted: Mar 5, 2012