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Meddy Gerville – Tropical Rain

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“Tropical Rain” is the eighth album from pianist, composer and vocalist Meddy Greville. The album features a star studded line up including Randy Brecker- Trumpet | Giovanni Hidalgo- Percussion | Lionel Loueke- Guitar | Michel Alibo- Bass. “Tropical Rain” features thirteen original compositions ranging from the romantic ballad “Carmile” (written for Meddy’s daughter) to “Si zer gran martin”, a unique fusion of Jazz and Maloya, characterized by rhythms of his native Reunion Island.

“Tropical Rain is an album that defies pigeon holing and in my opinion, a must have album for lovers of Latin fusion music. Highly recommended.” – Peter McLaren, Jazz In Europe.com

Meddy’s music is characterized by the explosive rhythms of his native island (Reunion Island)played on various homegrown instruments including ‘rouler,’ ‘kayanm’and ‘ravan’ drums, much of which help account for his astonishing originality. His voice has often been compared to Milton Nascimento and Al Jarreau, however these comparisons fail to capture the unique timbre and rhythmic intensity of his soulful and nuanced vocal approach.”JazzCorner.com