Press & Quotes

What musicians say

“Wow!! Your record “Time is Color” is really great!!  

I heard the whole album “Time is Color” twice so far and new elements continue to unfold. It’s truly terrific.

The music material and the approach are groundbreaking. 

Huge congratulations Cédric !!” 

Herbie Hancock

14 time Grammy Award winning pianist & composer

“The composer and pianist Cédric Hanriot, is, for me, more than a talented musician and an exceptional person.

He is a young master who seeks perfection … in any situation. We need more of his music.”

Fransisco Mela

Drummer with McCoy Tyner, Joe Lovano

“Cédric Hanriot is one of the most talented and personal musicians I have met in a long time.

His music is surprising, moving, and irresistible.

Not to be missed!”

Jean Michel Pilc

Pianist, composer with Michael Brecker and Harry Belafonte

“Cédric is one of the most talented musicians I know.

His wide range of abilities from playing to arranging and sound design, makes him a triple threat.”

Terri Lyne Carrington

3 time Grammy Award winning drummer & producer

« Cédric has shown to be a hard working professional and a team player in every musical situation he has taken part of.

He is a great talented and dedicated player and composer»

Danilo Pérez

Pianist with Dizzy Gillespie, Wayne Shorter, George Benson

“His talent is unquestionably strong and he shows it in his fantastic improvising skills, in his fantastic sense of time and in his natural ability to reinvent harmonies of the tunes he plays”

Marcello Pellitteri

Drummer with Pat Metheny, Joe Henderson

“A fine sensibility, unparalleled interaction within his groups, a wide pianistic language, a beautiful feel, whether Cedric accompanies or improvises, evocative and sylisticaly varied compositions …

No cliché for Cédric: he feels the music, without force.

Highly recommended.”

Joe Mulholland

Pianist, director of the harmony department Berklee College of Music in Boston

“I was very impressed upon hearing his talent. He stood out amongst the other musicians because he was taking more chances and venturing beyond the boundaries of the typical bebop jam session style.

I’m also pleased to note his originality and scope as an artist. Aside from his diligence and its corollary skill, he possesses a marked musical originality beyond the rarity of his choice of instrument”

Greg Osby

Saxophonist with Jim Hall, Herbie Hancock

« As soon as I heard Cédric play, I knew he was an outstanding musician.

Cédric has something that goes beyond the instrument »

Hal Crook

Trombonist with Paul Motian, Clark Terry, John Abercrombie

What press says

PRESS REVIEWS – click on it to open the PDF


  • Album “Time is Color” received a “CHOC” (Album of the Month) in november 2022 in Jazz Magazine (F)
  • Album “Time is Color” received 5 stars from BBC Music Magazine (which is very rare) – november 2022 (UK)

  • “Souly”, a track from album “Time is Color”, was played on Jamie Cullum’s Radio 2 show – october 2022 BBC2 (UK)

  • “Souly Interlude”, a track from album “Time is Color”, appeared on Barack Obama’s Summer 2022 Spotify playlist (US)

  • Album “Time is Color” wasone of the 10 best albums of 2022 in UK Magazine “MOJO” (UK)
  • Album “Time is Color” was selected as one of the the 10 best albums of the week (22/09/22) by French magazine “Couleurs Jazz” amongst Michel Pettrucciani and Butcher Brown (F)

  • Album “Time is Color” was featured on NPR’s Jazz Night in America Playlist (September 2022) (US)


  • The playing of French pianist Hanriot was a revelation – flowing and endlessly inventive, creating great waves of sound charged with emotion.”
    John Watson, 

  • Hanriot is up there with Ethan Iverson; among the very top of the current crop of creative piano maestros.”
    Steve Day, Sandy Brown Jazz
  • “Stellar musicianship. When you listen to Cedric, then you know jazz is alive today as it was 50 years ago. Cédric breaks up what has been done and heard and move to a totally new place – but still truthful to groove, harmonic and melodic contents!!! Very, very difficult to do. Only the greatest composers reach this level.”
    Paolo Montrone, Senior Vice President of Global Sea Logistics and guitarist)

  • “We understand quickly that Cédric Hanriot masters all aspects of sound, of grain color and that he is adept at the sculpture and placement of the soundscape. Hanriot is a true multi-instrumentalist and a skilled musician who knows how to crack the codes of music.”
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