Eugene Grey is an internationally traveled and acclaimed Jamaican jazz and reggae guitarist, arranger, composer.…
Eugene Grey is an internationally traveled and acclaimed Jamaican jazz and reggae guitarist, arranger, composer. He has opened for such artists as pianist Monty Alexander. His 5th solo album, a two-CD release Straight Ahead and Beyond, has an eclectic nature. Like others in Grey's discography, it consists of a mix of instrumental and vocals songs. The first selection on disc one is an original jazz instrumental called “Variations”.
Mr. Grey states “my intention with Variations was to create a straight-ahead jazz song that had harmonic satisfaction without being too abstract/avant-garde while instilling my native reggae rhythms in the arrangement.” Listen to how Grey's firm command of Caribbean rhythms makes his jazz lines bounce with just a little more pliancy and spring.