Polymorphic musician, Maimone steps back and forth, with sometimes wide variations, between various modes of writing,
perpetually seeking to draw his own path between his love of jazz and its great masters : Coltrane, Miles, Monk ..., the enduring
memory of French music from the beginning of last century and the dazzling reminiscences of some “constellations” such as
Tango, Circus music, sounds from Eastern Europe, Turkey or Andalusia...
In this mishmash, this musical kaleidoscope, Maimone has found his own way in which we recognize his melodic and harmonic
signature from the first notes, no matter what "language" he chooses to focus on.
The 2000s have been synonymous for Maimone with a more pronounced return to the jazz idiom. He has written many
compositions and has done many live performances with saxophonist Jean Cohen with whom he has maintained an artistic
complicity for over twenty years and who knows how to communicate the "power and lyricism" that enriches his music.
Fred Roudet (trumpet & flugelhorn), Manu Vallognes (bass), Maxime Legrand (drums) and Michel Boiton (percussions) have joined
this duet to offer it their wonderful talents of performers and improvisers.
In the 70’s, Gerard Maimone founded the jazz-rock band Spheroe, with guitarist Michel
Perez, bassist Rido Bayonne and drummer Patrick "Cactus" Garel.
During the 80’s, Angel/Maimone Entreprise, in collaboration with singer Olivier Angele,
made strong impressions and gained the cult status within the French rock scene with
numerous shows, records (on Island Records), videos and movies.
Since the 90’s, Maimone is pursuing his solo career of composing for the image (over
70 scores for theatre, dance or movies), as well as performing live - concerts or musical
theatre -, exploring the various esthetical styles that he likes to share in his own
atypical ways: from tango to jazz, oriental melodies to opera lieder..