(picture courtesy of G. Keranen)
Curly as a bass player became famous for the opening lines of “Egyptian Reggae." He started to work with Jonathan already when he was in the Rubinoos. He is part of the historical Modern Lovers line-up which recorded “Rock’n Roll with the Modern Lovers." He was also with Jonathan at the time of the Rockin Robins.
All the details are explained by Greg below and the infamous “lost full orchestra album” story is eventually clarified. Greg has also been interested for ages in Brazilian music, bossa nova and jazz; he even played with Stan Getz who is the perfect link between both musical channels. To us he is Greg “Curly” Keranen, to the bossa nova fans he is João Dilberto, his alter ego, moreover he is a trained computer expert. He has his own website which I encourage you to visit at http://www.dilberto.com/--------
Read the rest of this fantastic and thoughtful conversation our wonderful multilinguist Jacques_ had with Greg Keranen backstage. It's long, but I promise it's brilliant and well worth your time!