"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
" An superb fluency and musicality." — JAZZ ONE MORE TIME
"This trumpet player has an impeccable technique and makes everything sound right. A musical personality with a rare elegance" — TELERAMA
“Brilliant, creative, classy, overflowing with a formidable drive, a generous desire to make music from the very first note on” — LE MONDE
"Everyone acknowledges the talent of Fabien Mary. With this first track, Trips and Quads , he showcases all of his skills, particularly his understanding of the blues and most of all his gift as a composer. " — CITIZEN JAZZ
Fabien Mary is one of the most exciting trumpet players on the jazz scene today. He has made quite a name for himself since moving to Paris at the age of 20, touring and recording with a long list of musicians including Michel Legrand, Wynton Marsalis, Diana Krall, Benny Golson, Johnny Griffin, Harold Mabern, Steve Turre, Dave Liebman and Archie Shepp... He also received six nominations for the Django Reinhardt Prize "French musician of the year" by the Academy of Jazz between 2008 and 2016.
His tone combines strength and lyricism, and his playing reveals his personnal synthesis of several influences from trumpet players who defined the bebop and cool era in Jazz history, such as Kenny Dorham,Clifford Brown, Art Farmer, Chet Baker, Miles Davis...
With a solid octet that brings together some of the best French boppers, Fabien Mary presents « Left Arm Blues (and Other New York Stories), an album inspired by his experiences in the Big Apple.
This new project continues the specific concept of jazz orchestration in which musicians such as Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, Thad Jones, Gigi Gryce, Bill Holman or Teddy Charles were excelling in the 1950s. The fluidity of melodic lines, the elegance of counterpoint and harmonic sophistication are combined in each arrangement.
His previous album « Three Horns Two Rhythm » presented a fresh and original repertoire played by unusual chordless instrumentation, with arrangements emphasizing the blend of tones between the trumpet, tenor saxophone, trombone, flute or baritone saxophone...
A brillant composer and arranger, Fabien Mary created his quartet in 2002 with which he recorded two albums : "Twilight" and "Chess". He then put an octet together. The band features saxophonists Pierrick Pedron, David Sauzay and Thomas Savy, as well as Jerry Edwards on trombone and can be heard on the album "Four and Four" released in 2007. In 2010 was released "Quartet + One", an album recorded as a quintet with the American bariton saxophonist Frank Basile. All these projects focuse on a repertoire made of original compositions as well tunes written by some of Fabien's favorites: Jimmy Heath, Kenny Dorham, Duke Pearson...
AMONG THE UPCOMING CONCERTS
July 26 - Festival Jazz à Brignoles (83)
July 27 - Neuville en Poitou with David Sauzay Sextet
July 29 - Fabien Mary Trio at Sunside à Paris
August 3 - Jazz à Gouvy (Belgium) with Sarah McKenzie
August 16 - Parfum de Jazz Festival - Buis-les-baronnies with Rita Payès
August 17 - Wolfsburg (Germany) with Sarah McKenzie
August 22 - Pierrelatte with Sarah McKenzie
August 31 - Jazz dans les Vignes, Cairanne (84) with David Sauzay quintet
September 2 -Fabien Mary Quartet at Sunside in Paris
September 21 - Fabien Mary Quartet in Auvers-sur-Oise
September 24 - Sunside à Paris with le Vintage Orchestra
September 27 - Jazz entre Risle et Charentonne / Fabien Mary Octet
October 1 - Pop-up in Paris
October 2 - Grand Comptoir in Paris
November 9 - Théâtre Luxembourg in Meaux with Laurent Courthaliac Octet
November 12 - Sunside in Paris, with Vintage Orchestra
January 11 - Espace Sorano, Vincennes / Fabien Mary Octet
January 29 - New Morning in Paris with Laurent Marode Nonet
April 30 - l'Adagio, Thionville / Fabien Mary Octet