John
Greaves

Vita

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 Titel Vers. Länge Komponist/Autor Beschreibung Suchbegriffe
CEZ4107 Serie Noire
[CEZ4107 - 20]
0 2'42 Greaves, John Interrogative & wandering. Accordion, clarinet & trumpet. chromatisches Akkordeon, französisches Kino, italienisches Kino, Klarinette (alle), sozialkritisch [...]
CEZ4068 Rotation
[CEZ4068 - 5]
1 2'22 Greaves, John Patient & serious. Piano, electric guitar & electronics. zyklisch, investigativ, repetitive Musik, Handwerk, konstant [...]
CEZ4068 Rotation 2
[CEZ4068 - 26]
0 1'26 Greaves, John Shy & crystalline. Vibraphone, marimba, clarinet & strings. zyklisch, investigativ, repetitive Musik, Handwerk, konstant [...]
CEZ4182 Time and Time Again
[CEZ4182 - 17]
0 3'54 Greaves, John Disturbing & inexorable. Constant progression. Synth, keyboards & electronic percussion. unerbittlich, fragend, investigativ, mysteriös, Panorama [...]
CEZ4067 Cold Comfort
[CEZ4067 - 3]
0 2'23 Greaves, John Wandering, bizarre & introspective. Musical saw, electric guitar & rhythm. träge, Stadtlandschaft, singende Säge, melancholisch, sozialkritisch [...]
CEZ4067 Man in the Street
[CEZ4067 - 19]
0 2'08 Greaves, John, Morin, Jean-Francois Relaxed & confident. Electric guitar, viola, electronics, rhythm & harmonica @ 1'20. träge, Stadtlandschaft, entspannt, Rock Ballade, zuversichtlich [...]
CEZ4107 Lonely Motel
[CEZ4107 - 9]
0 1'12 Greaves, John Sad & solitary. Electric guitar, harmonica & electric guitar. Chromatische Mundharmonika, investigativ, ziellos, Film Noir, introspektiv [...]
CEZ4107 Quai De Seine
[CEZ4107 - 21]
0 1'26 Greaves, John Nostalgic & wandering. Accordion, piano & trumpet. französisches Kino, sozialkritisch, 1950, chromatisches Akkordeon, Paris [...]
CEZ4096 Sleep Sliding Away
[CEZ4096 - 4]
0 2'07 Greaves, John Interrogative & panoramic. Ukulele, musical saw @ 0'30, Fender Rhodes & harmonica @ 0'58. schaukelnd, vertraut, entspannt, Entspannung, verträumt [...]
CEZ4086 Passez la Monnaie
[CEZ4086 - 18]
0 1'59 Greaves, John Nostalgic but unusual. Parisian java. Accordion, recorder & rhythm. Zirkusmusik, Straßentheater, Gartenarbeit, Paris, Daylife [...]
CEZ4081 A Canterbury Tale
[CEZ4081 - 5]
0 2'12 Greaves, John Phantasmagorical & unusual. Harmonium & bass guitar. Horrorfilme, fantastisches Kino, Harmonium, außer der Reihe, mysteriös [...]
CEZ4070 Farmer's Market
[CEZ4070 - 5]
0 2'35 Greaves, John, Lovsky, Fay Peaceful & intimate. Ukulele, voice, violin @ 0'37, tuba & harmonica @ 1'11. zärtlich, Land & Garten, träge, verträumt, Bratsche [...]
CEZ4067 First Aid
[CEZ4067 - 16]
0 1'19 Greaves, John Dramatic & urgent. Electric guitar, violin & electronics. cinematic rock, Sportdrama, E-Gitarre Verzerrer, eindringlich, investigativ [...]
CEZ4067 Yesteryear
[CEZ4067 - 22]
0 2'15 Greaves, John Nostalgic & cosy. Piano & strings. sozialkritisch, melancholisch, Schicksal, träge, fragend [...]
CEZ4108 Barfly
[CEZ4108 - 1]
0 1'33 Greaves, John Interrogative & wandering. Muted trumpet & piano. Film Noir, Nouvelle vague, ziellos, nächtlich, fragend [...]
CEZ4108 Tuxedo Moonlight
[CEZ4108 - 2]
1 1'21 Greaves, John Sensual & nostalgic. Muted trumpet & piano. Film Noir, Nouvelle vague, nächtlich, gedämpfte Trompete, Jazz Ballade [...]
CEZ4108 Tuxedo Moonlight 2
[CEZ4108 - 3]
0 1'29 Greaves, John Pensive & nostalgic. Solo muted trumpet. gedämpfte Trompete, Nouvelle vague, altmodische Filme, Cinematic Jazz, Film Noir [...]
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