Greening from Ear to Ear - Tam O’Shanter Tales
James Greening has composed an evocative suite of music inspired by the
pristine beauty of Tasmania. The coastal community on Bass Strait, Tam
O’Shanter, provided the ideal environment to compose a diverse suite
aspiring to capture the hopes, fears and uncertainties uniquely
expressed and yet shared by all.
Tam O’Shanter Tales is a
journey into the haunting beauty of human struggle. At a point of
deadlock James found inspiration in reading The Kite Runner.
learned of the settlement of Hazaran refugees in Tasmania, triggering
him to set the kinetic rhythmic groove of Hazara as the centerpiece of
the album. Closing the suite, Early Morning is about hope. That is, from
the darkest night, a new dawn emerges.
It is dedicated to the mentors
and elders of the Australian music scene John Pochee, Mike Nock, Judy
Bailey, Sandy Evans, Miroslav Bukovsky, Allan Brown to name a
substantial few and the late Jackie Orszaczky, Bernie McGann, Dave Addes
and Kim Sanders who have left behind them a spirited legacy of live