Island to Island
Features Greg on tenor and soprano sax, with Mei Sheum on keyboards, Christy Smith on bass, Steve Thornton on percussion and Lewis Pragasam on drums.
Tracks are: Hermeto’s LunchBox, Summer Arrival, Out From The Shadows, Waltz For June, Suraya, Heart Of Stone, Island To Island, Child Of The Forest.
listen to Out From The Shadows – Recorded by a quintet live in the studio in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. String and synth overdubs were done by Mac Chew as well as some additional percussion by Alonso Gonzalez. The song was a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest in the jazz category in 2008.
listen to Suraya – Originally from an idea based on some stuff I heard in London from South African musicians. I wrote this in Malaysia and it was titled by our percussionist Steve after his daughter who was just born at the time. It means “Ray Of Light”. Same quintet as above.