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Gregoire Maret

Grégoire Maret is a jazz harmonica player born on May 13, 1975 in Geneva, Switzerland. He began playing the harmonica at the age of 17. Background: Grégoire moved to New York City to study at the New School University's Jazz Department in New York City upon graduating from the prestigious Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Genève. Today he is one of the most sought after harmonica players in the world: often compared to legends Toots Thielemans and Stevie Wonder, he has been asked to play with an incredible number of famous musicians including Youssn'Dour, Me' Shell Ndegeocello, Pete Seeger, David Sanborn, George Benson, Cassandra Wilson, to name a few. In 2003 he was the subject of Swiss filmmaker Frédéric Baillif's documentary Sideman, which won several awards. In 2005, Grégoire toured with the Pat Metheny Group, receiving a Grammy for Best Contemporary Jazz Album for their album The Way Up. He also won the Jazz Journalists Association 'Player of the Year Award'. After his Grammy win, Maret embarked on a two-year tour with the worldclass bassist Marcus Miller and subsequently joined Herbie Hancock's band. Following his time with Herbie Hancock, he co-led the jazz trio Gaïa with pianist Federico Gonzales Peña and drummer Gene Lake. He also recorded an album, Scenarios, with Andy Milne in 2007. In 2010, Grégoire Maret played at The Concert for the Rainforest with Elton John and Sting. Grégoire Maret, 2012: On March 13, 2012 Maret released his first album as a leader. The eponymous album features such notable guests as vocalist Cassandra Wilson, bassist Marcus Miller, guitarist Raul Midón, Mark Kibble and Alvin Chea of Take 6, and the legendary harmonica player Toots Thielemans. Personnel include Grégoire Maret: harmonica, vocals; Federico G Pena: piano, taicho harp, percussion, vocals; James Genus: electric bass, vocals, acoustic bass; Clarence Penn: drums, vocals; Bashiri Johnson and Mino Cinelu: percussion; Brandon Ross: soprano acoustic guitar, 6-and-12 string acoustic guitar; Jean-Christophe Maillard: acoustic guitar, taicho harp; Jeff "Tain" Watts: drums; Alfredo Mojica: percussion; Cassandra Wilson: vocals; Stephanie Decailet: violin; Johannes Rose: viola; Fabrice Loyal: cello; Marcus Miller: fretless bass; Janelle Gill, Adia Gill, Clyde Gill, Micai Gill: vocals; Toots Thielemans: harmonica; Robert Kubiszyn: acoustic bass; Krzysztof Herdzin: string arrangement; Gretchen Parlato: voice. Soumas Heritage School of Music Ensemble; Polish orchestra Sinfonia Viva. All songs written and composed by Grégoire Maret and Federico Gonzalez Pena, unless otherwise noted. No. Title Length 1. "Lucilla's Dream" 4:56 2. "The Secret Life Of Plants (S. Wonder)" 4:48 3. "The Man I Love (feat. Cassandra Wilson) (G. Gershwin)" 4:57 4. "Travels (P. Metheny)" 4:55 5. "Crepuscule Suite: 5:37 PM (Intro)" 1:37 6. "Crepuscule Suite: Crepuscule (feat. Marcus Miller)" 7:14 7. "Crepuscule Suite: 4:28 AM (Outro)" 2:48 8. "Manha Du Sol (feat. Raul Midón & Tami Samantha Hayes)" 5:49 9. "Prayer (feat. Mark Kibble & Alvin Chea of Take 6)" 7:59 10. "Lembra De Mim (I. Lins)" 4:28 11. "Children's Suite: The Womb" 1:01 12. "Children's Suite: Children's Song" 6:30 13. "Children's Suite: Outro" 6:16 14. "O Amor E O Meu Pais (feat. Toots Thielemans) (I. Lins)" 6:12 15. "Ponta De Areia (M. Nascimento)" 3:38 Total length: 1:13:08 Discography as a Leader or Co-Leader: Year Album Artist Label 2007 Scenarios Andy Milne & Grégoire Maret ObliqSound 2012 Grégoire Maret Grégoire Maret eOne Music Discography as a Sideman or Guest: Album Artist Year Echo Alyssa Graham 2008 Haunted Love Andrés Garcia & The Ghost 2011 New Age Of Aquarius Andy Milne's Cosmic Dapp Theory 1999 Someone To Tell Ari Hest 2004 Far From Home Beat Kaestli 2009 Bebel Gilberto Bebel Gilberto 2004 Carnets de bord Bernard Lavilliers 2005 Rock Island Bethany Yarrow 2003 Costume Brandon Ross 2004 You've Never Seen Everything Bruce Cockburn 2003 El Hombre Carlos "Patato" Valdes 2005 Glamoured Cassandra Wilson 2003 Thunderbird Cassandra Wilson 2006 Right Now Move Charlie Hunter Quintet 2003 Songs In The Key Of New York Clare & Jeremy 2009 The Movie Clare & the Reasons 2007 Y'all Just Don't Know Dapp Theory 2003 Huge in Japan Dario Boente 2006 Inside David Sanborn 1999 Tales of The Stuttering Mime Eric Revis 2004 The Voice Within Fabio Morgera 2004 Inner Dance Fabrizio Sotti 2010 Side-By-Side Francis Jacob 2006 All In That Sky Gabriele Donati 2003 Irreplaceable George Benson 2004 Hugmars Hugh Marsh 2006 What It Is Jacky Terrasson 1999 A Paris Jacky Terrasson 2001 Push Jacky Terrasson 2010 Mystery To Me Janek Gwizdala 2004 Bar Talk Jeff "Tain" Watts 2002 Holding Back The Years Jimmy Scott 1998 Mood Indigo Jimmy Scott 2000 Moonglow Jimmy Scott 2003 Over The Rainbow Jimmy Scott 2001 Brazilian Dreamin' Joe Beck Trio 2006 One Foot In The Swamp John Ellis 2005 Puppet Mischief John Ellis and Double-Wide 2010 The Eleventh Hour Johnathan Blake 2012 Triptych Justin Vasquez 2009 Nightmoves Kurt Elling 2007 Be the True Revolution Kyra Gaunt 2007 The Simple Life Leon Parker 2001 Virgin Forest Lionel Loueke 2006 It Doesn't Matter Lou Watson 2003 Highest Praise MANIFEST 2011 Marcus Marcus Miller 2008 Silver Rain Marcus Miller 2005 Wolno Marek Napiórkowski 2007 Shapeshifter Matthew Garrison 2004 Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape Meshell Ndegeocello 2002 The Spirit Music Jamia: Dance of the Infidel Meshell Ndegeocello 2005 In The Middle Of It All In The Middle Of It All 2009 Who Let the Cats Out? Mike Stern 2006 2 Nega 2007 Orchestre de Chambre Miniature, Vol. 1 Olivier Manchon 2010 Remember Their Innocence Onaje Allan Gumbs 2005 Piano Man Philippe Saisse 2007 The Way Up Pat Metheny Group 2005 State of Mind Raul Midón 2005 The Ten Shades Of Blues Richard Bona 2009 Architect of the Silent Moment Scott Colley 2007 The Search Within Sean Jones 2009 Make Someone Happy Sophie Milman 2007 Freewheel Stade 2009 Lucidarium Steve Coleman and Five Elements 2004 The Ascension to Light Steve Coleman and Five Elements 2001 More to Say Terri Lyne Carrington 2009 Chasing Shadows Tony Grey 2008 And Friends Veit Hübner 2002 Native Lands Will Calhoun 2005 Crossing Jordan Soundtrack various artists 2003 A Tribute to Joni Mitchell various artists 2007

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