THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO GRÉGOIRE MARET
Grégoire Maret’s new-style gospel project was originally envisioned as the uplifting final movement of a suite addressing the chaos in our society today. Described as “electrifying, soulful, smooth and spiritual”, “The Gospel According to Grégoire Maret” utilizes a core ensemble of keyboards, electric bass, drums and a four-voice choir, and the music abounds with a sense of freedom. Maret’s compositions have strong melodies and chord changes, and his chosen ensemble explores a wide range of harmonic and sonic colors that run the gamut across the gospel and jazz spectrums. While the music has an obvious gospel feel, it steers clear of sacred texts, preaching and evangelizing. Finally, the extraordinary Jean Baylor adds her stunning and authentic vocals to some of the songs in the set.