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Bassist, composer and arranger (Jazz, World, Pop, Music for films)
French musician, composer, arranger
After obtaining a degree in musicology and studying classical double bass, Simon Mary began playing jazz. He has performed with Steve Potts, Kenny Wheeler, Denis Leloup, Georges Arvanitas, Baptiste Trotignon, Sara Lazarus, Alain Jean-Marie, Méderic Collignon, Daniel Givone among many others.
In 1999 he founded Mukta, a pioneering world-jazz band in Europe, with whom he recorded six albums on the Warner Jazz label, and performed for twelve years all over the world. The group was nominated twice for the prestigious Victoires de la Musique, the French equivalent of the Grammy Awards.
His desire for new musical encounters and discoveries have led him to play with musicians from traditional music, ranging from India to Brittany, and from the Balkans to Korea (Biswajit Roy Chowdury, Loten Namling, Didier Squiban, Ronan Robert, Mihai Trestian, Yom, E’Joung-Ju).
He has also worked in the worlds of theater (Enzo Corman, Théatre Nuit, Skene Productions) storytelling and litterature as well as for cinema (Le nouveau monde, directed by Alain Corneau).
He has performed and recorded with well-known French singer-songwriters, such as Katerine, Miossec, Alexis Hk and Ignatus.
He has performed on stages around the world, including the Montreux Jazz Festival, Jazz Yatra in Bombay, the Crystal Ballroom in Portland Oregon, les Eurockéennes, the Nice Jazz Festival, les Nuits de Fourvière, the New Morning and l'Olympia in Paris, the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Casino de Paris, the Festival Interceltique de Lorient, the Django Reinhardt Festival in Samois, Transmusicales, the Francofolies in Montreal and in La Rochelle, the Printemps de Bourges and the Festival d'Eté in Quebec City.
He has recorded over 70 albums in various categories, including jazz, pop, french songs, world music, electro-jazz, and soundtracks.
In 2018, with musicians from jazz, classical and world music, he created a new ensemble, « Krystal Mundi», which blends written composition and improvisation.
His main influences range from French impressionists to repetitive music and from Jazz to Indian classical music.

(English translation : A.Arleo)
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Vocals

LF-191-090D, LF-191-090 Comme Un Ours [Live] — Simon Mary Alexis HK Alexis HK - Comme Un Ours [Live](CD, Album, Dlx, Ltd) La Familia, La Familia LF-191-090D, LF-191-090 France 2020 Sell This Version
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Instruments & Performance

F.S. 104 Francis Saulnier Chante Jacques Brel — Simon Mary Francis Saulnier Francis Saulnier - Francis Saulnier Chante Jacques Brel(Cass, Album) Not On Label F.S. 104 France 1991 Sell This Version
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E.V.A. Mardi, Sans Rendez-Vous...  — Simon Mary Philippe Eveno Philippe Eveno - Mardi, Sans Rendez-Vous... (CD, Album) Not On Label E.V.A. France 1992 Sell This Version
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FS 105 Francis Saulnier Chante Jacques Brel — Simon Mary Francis Saulnier Francis Saulnier - Francis Saulnier Chante Jacques Brel(Cass, Album) Not On Label FS 105 France 1993 Sell This Version
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A XIII, SRA A13 Km 5 à Bangui — Simon Mary Jean-Luc Chevalier Resonnances Jean-Luc Chevalier - Km 5 à Bangui(CD, Album) Seventh Records, Seventh Records A XIII, SRA A13 France 1994 Sell This Version
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K 1007 Le Nouveau Monde - Bande Originale Du Film - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack — Simon Mary Various A Night In Tunisia and 1 more… Various - Le Nouveau Monde - Bande Originale Du Film - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(CD) Auvidis Travelling K 1007 France 1995 Sell This Version
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C 401 Kobandaï - Cuivre 4 Invite Denis Leloup — Simon Mary Dominique Le Voadec Dominique Le Voadec - Kobandaï - Cuivre 4 Invite Denis Leloup(CD, Album) Cuivres 4 C 401 France 1995 Sell This Version
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L'OZ 06 Jazz A Vauban 1985-1995 — Simon Mary Various Reed Head Blues and 1 more… Various - Jazz A Vauban 1985-1995(CD, Album) L'Oz Production L'OZ 06 France 1995 Sell This Version
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ROB 9643, 576 860 2 Mon Cœur Balance — Simon Mary Katerine Mon Cœur Balance Katerine - Mon Cœur Balance(CD, Single, Ltd) Rosebud, Barclay ROB 9643, 576 860 2 France 1996 Sell This Version
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ROB 9640, 529 842-4 Mes Mauvaises Fréquentations — Simon Mary Katerine Katerine - Mes Mauvaises Fréquentations (Album) Rosebud, Barclay ROB 9640, 529 842-4 France 1996 Sell This Version
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FM.96001 L'Éveil De La Nature — Simon Mary Simon Mary Simon Mary - L'Éveil De La Nature(CD, Album) Not On Label FM.96001 France 1996 Sell This Version
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50505-2 En Concert  — Simon Mary Ronan Robert Réunion Ronan Robert Réunion - En Concert (CD, Album) Pixie (4) 50505-2 France 1996 Sell This Version
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Loft 001 Like Jacques — Simon Mary Pierrick Menuau, Dominique Lofficial Pierrick Menuau, Dominique Lofficial - Like Jacques(CD, Album) Loft productions Loft 001 France 1996 Sell This Version
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KYTHMAK031DA Larme De Crocodile — Simon Mary Kahimi Karie Electrophone Kahimi Karie - Larme De Crocodile(CD, Album) Crue-L Records KYTHMAK031DA Japan 1997 Sell This Version
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537 865-2 Les Sœurs Winchester — Simon Mary Les Sœurs Winchester Les Sœurs Winchester - Les Sœurs Winchester(CD) Rosebud, Barclay 537 865-2 France 1997 Sell This Version
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PL CD 98004 Bombarde & Orgue à Guérande — Simon Mary Christophe Caron, Hervé Rivière Christophe Caron, Hervé Rivière - Bombarde & Orgue à Guérande(CD, Album) Editions Pluriel PL CD 98004 France 1997 Sell This Version
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ATM 2326-2 L'Air Est Différent — Simon Mary Ignatus Ignatus - L'Air Est Différent(CD, Album) Atmosphériques ATM 2326-2 France 1998 Sell This Version
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escd005 Voulez-Vous Me Faire La Cour? — Simon Mary Monsieur de Foursaings* Ces Heures De Loire Monsieur de Foursaings* - Voulez-Vous Me Faire La Cour?(CD, Album) Escalator Records escd005 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
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ATM 2327-1 L'Air Est Différent — Simon Mary Ignatus Ignatus - L'Air Est Différent(CD, Maxi) Atmosphériques ATM 2327-1 France 1998 Sell This Version
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2 26688 Indian Sitar & World Jazz (Acoustic & Remixed Tracks) — Simon Mary Mukta Mukta - Indian Sitar & World Jazz (Acoustic & Remixed Tracks) WEA 2 26688 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
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3984 26689 1 Indian Sitar & World Jazz (Acoustic & Remixed Tracks) — Simon Mary Mukta Mukta - Indian Sitar & World Jazz (Acoustic & Remixed Tracks)(12") Wea Music 3984 26689 1 France 1999 Sell This Version
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85738 43162 Jade — Simon Mary Mukta Mukta - Jade(CD, Album) Warner Music France 85738 43162 France 2000 Sell This Version
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8573843142 Dancing On One's Hands! — Simon Mary Mukta Mukta - Dancing On One's Hands! (Album) Warner Music France 8573843142 France 2000 Sell This Version
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8573-85875-1 Jade — Simon Mary Mukta Mukta - Jade(12", EP) Warner Music France 8573-85875-1 France 2000 Sell This Version
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2361-2 Le Physique — Simon Mary Ignatus Ignatus - Le Physique(CD, Album) Atmosphériques 2361-2 France 2000 Sell This Version