Recently Greg was given a basic version of a song, just guitar strumming and melody, and asked to produce a full-band version of the track. He also got to record the song, playing electric bass on the track. The song will be featured during the end credits of a new short film coming to several film festivals around the US.
Greg performed at the UN, backing up singer Pauletta Washington and musical director Diane Louie in a performance that was part of the UN's observance of the anniversary of the Rwandan genocide...certainly a very somber circumstance, but luckily the music was kicking and lifted everyone's spirits higher.
Back in November 2015, Greg had the great fortune to perform with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project in a tribute to Gunther Schuller at NEC's Jordan Hall on what would have been Mr Schuller's 90th Birthday. Who knew Baritone Sax could be part of an orchestra...incredible music and a unique experience.
Greg just had the esteemed pleasure of playing 3 nights in the horn section for Frankie Valli, on baritone sax! Mr Valli's arranger created a very well-written book with great bari parts. The other four Boston guys on these gigs were great as well, not to mention the touring band!
Greg had a blast playing with The Temptations featuring the original lead singer, Dennis Edwards! It was an honor and pleasure to play the hits, with the original guy! Lots of people came down to the New Haven Green to see the show. Absolutely killing band as well. Greg is with them again on monday, though sadly it is a private event.
Feast Your Eyes! After months of research, planning, designing, and finally building, my rig is complete! Come to a non-Abletones gig to hear it in action (...no effects used on saxes in the 1930s!)! I'll be posting a photo album of the whole contruction process real soon.