MARY Fabien

"Fabien Mary is, nowadays, one of the most treasured musicians of the French jazz scene. Brilliant technique, never unfounded nor showy; constant musicality, perfectly controlled language.” JAZZ MAGAZINE

 

Born in 1978 in Normandy, Mary Fabien started his career when he settled in Paris at the age of twenty. In a very short time, he received the coveted Django d'Or Young Talent prize for his debut album "Twilight" and the Jazz à Juan Revelation Prize. Fabien remained busy since then, touring with his own band or sharing the stage and recording with a long list of great musicians which includes Wynton Marsalis, Diana Krall, Johnny Griffin, Harold Mabern, Steve Turre, Michel Legrand, Dave Liebman or Archie Shepp ...

 

A brillant compositor and arranger, Fabien Mary created his quartet in 2002 with which he recorded two albums : "Twilight" and "Chess". He then started an octet which can be heard on the album "Four and Four" released in 2007. This band features saxophonists Pierrick Pedron, David Sauzay and Thomas Savy, as well as Jerry Edwards on trombone. In 2010 was released "Quartet + One",  an album recorded as a quintet with the American bariton saxophonist Frank Basile. All these projects focused on a repertoire made of original compositions as well tunes written by some of Fabien's favorites: Jimmy Heath, Kenny Dorham, Duke Pearson...

 

Fabien has received four nominations for the Django Reinhardt Prize "French musician of the year" by the Academy of Jazz between 2008 and 2011. In 2013, the release of a new album, recorded in New York for Elabeth Records, shows us all the class and inspiration of this musician.

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FABIEN MARY QUARTET 2014-01-01 to 2014-12-31 MARY Fabien Like a Sound