Re: [Harp-L] Re: Gregoire Maret
You could do worse than check out Olivier Ker-Ourio.
La Javanaise with Sylvain Luc is a good start:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3QdMNtEwH8 although it may not seem like
it's displaying his jazz chops (though the tone is awesome...)
Many more examples on his website: http://www.kerourio.com/
I like Maret's playing especially his contribution to Charlie Hunter's
Right Now Move, although I will say that that has just as much if not
more to do with hunter himself and his writing. Where I find Maret a tad
weak is on tone, which is somewhat bland to my ears.
I would also like to endorse Gregorie Maret. Not only is he playing
with some big jazz names, but he has the chops to match. The album I
found that showcases him best is:
Andy Milne & Grégoire Maret - Scenarios
Which is on itunes for a start.
There are a few harp players playing really well in traditional jazz
idioms up to bop, but I haven't heard anyone else who is so strong in
post-bop jazz, except maybe Chris Michalek on Monk Alters Chi. Anyone
got any other suggestions? Remember I am looking for top level
post-bop jazz with harmonica, NOT top level harmonica playing weakish
jazz, or the players of older styles - there there are Toots, Larry
and many others.
Grantshouse, Scottish Borders
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