Greg Little has bridged the gap between modern acoustic jazz and electronics in his first CD release for Green World Music. On Dreamwalker, Greg pays subtle homage to some of his major influences in this set of original songs featuring himself on Trumpet, Flugelhorn, EVI (Electric Valve Instrument) & Voice as well as a stellar group of first-call, San Francisco musicians. Personnel include:
Greg Little - Trumpet, Flugelhorn, EVI, Vocals
Michael Zilber - Soprano & Tenor Saxophone
John R. Burr - Keyboards
Derek Jones - Electric & Fretless Bass
Peter Barshay - Acoustic Bass
Alan Hall - Drums
There is the obvious love for Miles Davis as well as the 6/8 Afro-Cuban Rhythm. From the evolving melody and Latin influence on Late Night Tea to the romantic Brazilian flavor on Glimmer, this is original music that remains accessible, but with a surprising degree of depth. This CD can also be added to the relatively short list of albums that integrate Jazz sensibility and electronics in an organic & musical way. Check out the EVI that he plays on five tracks!