Timeless, Florida based guitarist Eugene Grey's third solo album (following "Power Reggae" and "Break The Chains") features mostly instrumental interpretations of popular R&B and reggae hits with Grey's guitar being the primary melodic instrument. A sunny, tropical feel permeates most of the arrangements, and Grey's jazzy, clean, and shimmering guitar lines are a wonderful addition to the overall sound. A professional guitar player with an impressively long resume, the CD captures his playing over infectious, island grooves and soulful standards, making this a delightful listen. There are a number of highlights, including Tyrone Taylor's "Cottage In Negril", and two of Grey's favorites, "Grooving Out On Life" and the classic Spinning Wheel". Recommended for reggae fans who'd like a little variety, a little soul, and a little jazz - and who are open to instrumental arrangements. Nice work.
Eugene, who attained a B.S. in Music Composition from The City University of New York is a multi-talented and accomplished guitarist, arranger and composer. His mastery of jazz, reggae and classical music led to him touring with such artists as Toods and the Maytals, Irving Burgie, Ras Tesfa, Culture and Kid Creole and the Coconuts. Eugene has performed in movies ("Lambada: The Forbidden Dance"), on the Tonight Show, on Good Morning America, at the Monteray Jazz Festival, as a member of the orchestra in a number of off-Broadway plays, and with Jamaica's renowned Burning Spear and the Wailers, to name a few. In March of 2000, he was commissioned to arrange 42 of the original songs of his longtime employer Irving Burgie to market as a Broadway Musical review.
Along with the release of Timeless, Eugene is currently a featured artist at Stingerz in Miramar, Florida on their Caribbean Jazz Jamz series.
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