|From pianist Andy Milne and rising harmonica star Gregoire Maret comes Scenarios, an otherworldly yet accessible 11-track collection of interpretations, compositions and improvisations. The album includes fresh twists and takes on Dizzy Gillepsie's "Con Alma," Henry Mancini's "Moon River," as well as original tracks by both Milne and Maret.
The album, Maret's first as co-leader, marks the opportunity for Maret to establish the shape of his own sound, after years of working as a much-sought-after sideman for such notable talents as Cassandra Wilson, George Benson, Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Bebel Gilberto and the Pat Metheny Group. For Milne, the project offered a chance to explore his own compositions in a fresh context. For both artists, the album thrust the two friends into a journey of mutual self-discovery and boundary stretching. The result: Scenarios, a bewitching and evocative album of piano/harmonica duets, with each song suggesting cinematic visions and intriguing images with every note.
"Scenarios is a rewarding new album of duets between Mr. Milne, on piano, and Mr. Maret, on harmonica; the results often sound spry and windborne." - Nate Chinen, The New York Times