GRIO – GRand Impérial Orchestra in its Grand Orchestre form is about “friendship that extends into music and music that extends friendship”. Perhaps that’s also why Music is Our Mistress, their first album, is so generous and hectic. And that it abounds in mischief, twists and telepathic questions and answers. It’s because it defends spiritual jazz in the original sense of the word: sculpted by true soul brothers.
If GRIO – GRand Impérial Orchestra – refers to Africa in its rhythms, its name and its rearrangements, it keeps jazz as its horizon. With the title of this first album, Music is Our Mistress, it even places itself under the high patronage of Duke Ellington (and his famous autobiography Music is My Mistress) and […]Read more