"The young pianist, composer and singer signs a 5th album whose ambition is matched only by its quality", Choc Jazz Magazine
"A record full of excitement and bursts of energy (...) The more the tracks go by, the more the enthusiasm grows", Télérama
"Grégory Privat happily mixes the tender and lively melodies of his piano with astonishing bursts of synthesizer. A repertoire that gives rise to a very beautiful concert", Télérama Sortir
"Soley: Gregory Privat's luminous hope. Sunshine and emotion are everywhere in the music of this contemporary and universal spiritual jazz", FIP
"Soley" is as if irradiated with the light of the solar star" latinsdejazz.com
In less than a decade, Grégory Privat has established himself as one of the most brilliant and captivating pianists on the French jazz scene. Soley, a hybrid universe where jazz, Caribbean and electronic music, piano and synthesizer, jazz trio heritage, classical tradition and song cohabit and mix.
For the first time, Grégory Privat also reveals himself as a singer and brings a vocal dimension between the instrumental and the narrative which gives his music a more important emotional force than ever.
"(...) This new opus symbolises optimism, energy, light and melody. Influenced first by Michel Petrucciani and perhaps also by Chick Corea and Rachmaninoff, his creations are above all driven by great sincerity, true emotion, and a sensitivity that is close to the skin. The piece Seducing The Rain, with its vocals and distortions, is a case in point, as the composer dares to use electro. Bravo", Ralph Boncy
GRÉGORY PRIVAT piano/keyboards/voice
CHRIS JENNINGS cbass
TILO BERTHOLO drums