LONG WAY HOME
GREG LLOYD GROUP
"Wistful intuition and a small is beautiful approach make for a striking debut from Irish-Australian Jazz pianist Greg Lloyd."
Debut album "Long Way Home" weaves together all of my experiences from growing up in Australia, a decade living in Ireland, as well as the years in Paris and in Algiers. I have been inspired by it all. My music reflects this cocktail of influences: Jazz, North African Chaabi, Cuban and Irish music.
Greg Lloyd, Piano
Dave Redmond, Bass
Kevin Brady, Drums
Produced by Greg Lloyd
Engineered and recorded by Dave McCune, The Ventry Recording Studios
Mixed and mastered by Thomas Schmidt, Kevin Brady and Greg Lloyd at Schmidt-Thon Studios, Munich, Germany
Design by Jose Manuel Gonzalez
All compositions written and arranged by Greg Lloyd except for track 3 composed by El Anka and track 5 composed by Velazquez. Both arranged by Greg Lloyd.
I would like to thank all the musicians of the El Gusto Orchestra from the French/Algerian movie documentary 'El Gusto' for track 3. In particular, Hadi el Anka for sharing his beautiful 'Chaabi' music with me, the homegrown music of the Algerian Casbah. It was an honour to compose a little, rehearse, arrange and orchestrate this reunion of wonderful Muslim and Jewish musicians.