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Hadrien Feraud

Hadrien Feraud was born in August '84 in Paris. 

He grew up in a family where music always played a very important role. At a young age his parents who used to be musicians, turned him onto music and various musical styles including rock, pop, blues, funk, old school r&b, new wave, traditional, and jazz.

Early on, very attracted to cinema he shows a deep interest in movie scores and composers such as John Williams, Allan Silvestri, Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, James Newton Howard, Stravinsky, Debussy, Rakmaninov, Holtz, and many more.

By the time he was 10 years old, he starts picking up bass lines from MOTOWN, Sting, Paul McCartney, EWF, Police, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Prince, CHIC, Donald Fagen, Don Blackman, Steely Dan, Weather Report, Jaco Pastorius, Chick Corea, John MClaughlin, Herbie Hancock, etc..

From 2002 to present, he has recorded, performed and collaborated with many artists and well rounded musicians  such as: John MCLAUGHLIN - Chick COREA - Bireli LAGRENE - Jean Luc PONTY - Dean BROWN - Gino VANELLI - Lee RITENOUR - Hiromi UEHARA - Mike STERN - Jim BEARD - Jada PINKETT SMITH - Marcus MILLER - Richard BONA - Matthew GARRISON - Kamasi WASHINGTON - THUNDERCAT - Billy COBHAM - Scott KINSEY - Otmaro RUIZ -    Oz NOY- Dave WECKL - Dennis CHAMBERS-  Simon PHILLIPS- Vinnie COLAIUTA -  Andre CECCARELLI - Sylvain LUC - Jean- Marie ECAY - Paco SERY - Jean-Pierre COMO - Cheikh Tidiane SECK - and many more.


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Hadrien Feraud: Rhapsody In Blue

Read "Hadrien Feraud: Rhapsody In Blue" reviewed by Mike Jacobs

Prodigies are certainly nothing new but it's still quite unbelievable when a young talent arrives so fully-formed and so poised to build on the work of absolute game-changers in their musical idiom. Such was the case in 2007 when bassist Hadrien Feraud's self-titled debut album hit people's ears. The then 20-year-old Feraud's take on “Rhapsody In Blue" is still a stand-out on the album for its creative re-envisioning of the Gershwin classic and sizzling guest appearance by guitarist Bireli Lagrene.

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John McLaughlin, Hadrein Feraud, new releases from Stuart Hamm, Golden Mean and Chris Bieniek

Read "John McLaughlin, Hadrein Feraud, new releases from Stuart Hamm, Golden Mean and Chris Bieniek" reviewed by Len Davis

Happy birthday to Hadrien Feraud with music from Industrial Zen with John McLaughlin plus Hadriens first self-titled release. Bassist Stuart Hammfrom Holdfast, Mohini Dey, and British band Golden Mean. Sicilian guitarist Matteo Mancusco, Australian guitarist Chris Bieniek and keyboard player Peter Fernandez from Incline. Playlist John McLaughlin “For Jaco" from Industrial Zen (Universal) 00:00 Hadrien Feraud “High Jacked" from Hadrien Feraud (Dreyfus) 06:31 John McLaughlin “Dear Dalai Lama" from Industrial Zen (Universal) 12:51 Stuart Hamm “Hold Fast" from ...

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Best Of 2000-2010, Continued...

Read "Best Of 2000-2010, Continued..." reviewed by Len Davis

Our best of 2000-2010 continues with Hadrien Feraud, Brett Garsed, Terri Lyne Carrington, Bireli Lagrene, Janek Gwizdala, Peter Erskine, Nguyen Le and Michel Benita.Playlist Hadrien Feraud “High Jacked" from Hadrien Feraud (Dreyfus) 00:00 Uncle Moe's Space Ranch “Inspired Weak" from Moe's Town (Tone Centre) 7:05 Brett Garsed “Drowning" from Big Sky (Paranormal) 14:13 Terri Lyne Carrington “Facets Squared" from Structure (ACT) 21:13 Birelli Lagrene “Foreign Affairs" from Electric Side (Dreyfus) 28:14 Janek Gwizdala “Mystery To Me" from Mystery ...

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Melbreeze: I Love Paris

Read "I Love Paris" reviewed by Jim Worsley

"I Love Paris" declares Melbreeze in song. It “fucking sizzles" she exclaims, adding just a tad of creative expression to the lyrics of Cole Porter. The delightful ambiance of France was the perfect vacation spot (if only in one's mind) to celebrate the unveiling of her tenth—yes, its been that many-- record. Melbreeze has long put the instrumental aspect upfront or on top. Her voice is often heard as another cog in her crafty musical structure. Ah, ...

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Gergo Borlai: The Missing Song

Read "The Missing Song" reviewed by Jim Worsley

The Missing Song has been heralded as a tribute to Gergo Borlai's nine most influential drummers still alive and performing today. This is much more than just listing them and perhaps covering one of their songs. Borlai composed eight of the nine new songs on this album. He plays them all in the manner, or mindset, of each drummer. The thought process, and level of preparation was meticulous for every drummer and every song. The drum kit, cymbals, sticks, pedals, ...

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Hadrien Feraud: Hadrien Feraud

Read "Hadrien Feraud" reviewed by John Kelman

Fusion fans lucky enough to catch John McLaughlin's 2007 North American tour were also fortunate to hear Hadrien Feraud--a 23 year-old French electric bassist who has been justifiably garnering significant attention since first appearing on the guitarist's Industrial Zen (Verve, 2006). On tour, McLaughlin continually referred to Feraud as “a rising star, and “The New Jaco --not because he plays like the late Jaco Pastorius, but because the guitarist considers Feraud to be an equally impressive discovery.

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson


Telarc Records


Burning Room Only

Deep Cat Records


I Love Paris

Blue Canoe Records



Blue Canoe Records


Bedtime Story - Single

Deep Water Records


The Missing Song

Blue Canoe Records


Tiny Circles

From: Adjustments
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From: The Missing Song
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