John
Greaves

Bio

A musical career which began in the sixties. From his father's danceband to Cambridge University, Fred Frith and Henry Cow. As an instrumentalist in the seventies he performed and recorded with Link Wray, Mike Oldfield, the Penguin Café Orchestra. First album of songs, "Kew.Rhone" New York 1976, words by Peter Blegvad, featuring Carla Bley, Mike Mantler and Andrew Cyrille.

Has lived in Paris since the eighties recording an impressive catalogue of original works as composer, singer and arranger and performs regularly on the international festival circuit with his own band. Has successfully blurred the horizons between jazz and rock, from Louis Sclavis to Jack Bruce, pop to poetry, from Robert Wyatt to Paul Verlaine. Latest album "Divine Ignorante" to be released Spring 2012. Cristal/Harmonia Mundi.

http://johngreaves.org.uk

Album Title Alt. Duration Compo/Artist Description Keywords
CEZ4107 Serie Noire
[CEZ4107 - 20]
0 2'42 John Greaves Interrogative & wandering. Accordion, clarinet & trumpet. chromatic accordion, French cinema, Italian cinema, clarinet (all), social drama [...]
CEZ4068 Rotation
[CEZ4068 - 5]
1 2'22 John Greaves Patient & serious. Piano, electric guitar & electronics. cyclic, investigation, repetitive music, arts & crafts, steady [...]
CEZ4068 Rotation 2
[CEZ4068 - 26]
0 1'26 John Greaves Shy & crystalline. Vibraphone, marimba, clarinet & strings. cyclic, investigation, repetitive music, arts & crafts, steady [...]
CEZ4182 Time and Time Again
[CEZ4182 - 17]
0 3'54 John Greaves Disturbing & inexorable. Constant progression. Synth, keyboards & electronic percussion. inexorable, interrogative, investigation, mysterious, panoramic [...]
CEZ4067 Cold Comfort
[CEZ4067 - 3]
0 2'23 John Greaves Wandering, bizarre & introspective. Musical saw, electric guitar & rhythm. lazy, urban landscape, musical saw, melancholic, social drama [...]
CEZ4067 Man in the Street
[CEZ4067 - 19]
0 2'08 John Greaves, Jean-Francois Morin Relaxed & confident. Electric guitar, viola, electronics rhythm & harmonica @ 1'20. lazy, urban landscape, relaxed, rock ballad, confident [...]
CEZ4107 Lonely Motel
[CEZ4107 - 9]
0 1'12 John Greaves Sad & solitary. Electric guitar, harmonica & electric guitar. chromatic harmonica, investigation, wandering, film noir, introspective [...]
CEZ4107 Quai De Seine
[CEZ4107 - 21]
0 1'26 John Greaves Nostalgic & wandering. Accordion, piano & trumpet. French cinema, social drama, 1950, chromatic accordion, Paris [...]
CEZ4096 Sleep Sliding Away
[CEZ4096 - 4]
0 2'07 John Greaves Interrogative & panoramic. Ukulele, musical saw @ 0'30, Fender Rhodes & harmonica @ 0'58. swaying, intimate, relaxed, relaxation, dreamy [...]
CEZ4086 Passez la Monnaie
[CEZ4086 - 18]
0 1'59 John Greaves Nostalgic but unusual. Parisian java. Accordion, recorder & rhythm. circus music, street theatre, gardening, Paris, everyday life [...]
CEZ4081 A Canterbury Tale
[CEZ4081 - 5]
0 2'12 John Greaves Phantasmagorical & unusual. Harmonium & bass guitar. horror, fantasy, harmonium, unclassifiable, mysterious [...]
CEZ4070 Farmer's Market
[CEZ4070 - 5]
0 2'35 John Greaves, Fay Lovsky Peaceful & intimate. Ukulele, voice, violin @ 0'37, tuba & harmonica @ 1'11. tender, country & garden, lazy, dreamy, viola [...]
CEZ4067 First Aid
[CEZ4067 - 16]
0 1'19 John Greaves Dramatic & urgent. Electric guitar, violin & electronics. cinematic rock, sport drama, distorted electric guitar, relentless, investigation [...]
CEZ4067 Yesteryear
[CEZ4067 - 22]
0 2'15 John Greaves Nostalgic & cosy. Piano & strings. social drama, melancholic, destiny, lazy, interrogative [...]
CEZ4108 Barfly
[CEZ4108 - 1]
0 1'33 John Greaves Interrogative & wandering. Muted trumpet & piano. film noir, new wave (cinema), wandering, nocturnal, interrogative [...]
CEZ4108 Tuxedo Moonlight
[CEZ4108 - 2]
1 1'21 John Greaves Sensual & nostalgic. Muted trumpet & piano. film noir, new wave (cinema), nocturnal, muted trumpet, jazz ballad [...]
CEZ4108 Tuxedo Moonlight 2
[CEZ4108 - 3]
0 1'29 John Greaves Pensive & nostalgic. Solo muted trumpet. muted trumpet, new wave (cinema), retro cinema, cinematic jazz, film noir [...]
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