GLEN TERRY – CYCLONIC WOMAN (Mauritius, 1998)
In December last year, I posted an album by Mauritian saxophonist and band leader, Ernest Wiehe.
Today we’re revisiting Mauritius but this time for a blues / funk album. The leader, Glen Terry, is originally from India (or is it Sri Lanka?) but he resided and worked in Mauritius during the late Nineties. This album was recorded with the cream of Mauritian blues / funk musicians. Actually the rhythm section is a pure joy: Mike Armoogum on bass, Maurice “Momo” Manancourt on drums. Damien Elisa is on keyboards in all but two tracks where he is replaced by sega-jazz virtuoso Gaetan Alkoordoss. These blokes are cookin’. Just listen to the swingin’ instrumental “G.Raff”.
All these guys have gained their credentials playing with some of the biggest names in Mauritian music (a.o. Seggae legend Kaya). This is not a standard run-of-the-mill blues album., it swings! And all the songs are originals.
A very passionate, soulful entertainer, Glen Terry (vocals/guitar) has entertained people around the world. A musical journey has taken Glen from his birthplace in India to five star hotels in Cairo, Egypt in the mid-eighties; blues festivals and tours to Tokyo, Japan in the nineties; and performances in Kenya, Mauritius, Thailand, Dubai, Sri Lanka to his adopted home in Australia where he settled in 1988 and became an Australian citizen.
1. Like a rainbow
2. All I need is you
3. Cyclonic Woman
4. Come back Darlin’
5. Real Gone Cat
7. Sugar Blues Express
8. Dad,Dad,Dad (you’re no fun at all)
9. G. Raff (Giraffe)
Glen Terry guitar / vocals
Mike Armoogum Bass
Damien Elisa Keyboards
Gaetan Alkoordoss Keyboards (8-9)
Momo Manancourt drums & percussion