U.S. saxophonist Meilana Gillard's second album 'Dream Within A Dream' out now
26th May 2017

Lyte Records is proud to release the second album by international rising star jazz saxophone Meilana Gillard. Raised in Ohio, she emerged as a rising star on the New York scene whilst studying at the New School in the early 2000s. She has worked with U.S. icons Charli Persip, Christian McBride and also Greg Osby, who released her debut album Day One on his Inner Circle Music label in 2009, as well as Debbie Reynolds, Glenn Campbell and the New York all-female big band DIVA. Based near Belfast since 2012, she now releases her second album, Dream Within A Dream.

Choosing a chordless trio format, Meilana features MOBO nominated drummer David Lyttle, who has featured her in his own trio and alongside trumpet star Terell Stafford, and whose own recent studio collaborations include Joe Lovano and Talib Kweli. On bass is Co. Clare born Neil O'Loghlen, who is known for his work with guitar master Louis Stewart and Ensemble Eriu.

"Gillard is a gutsy, inventive player with a forceful melodic sense and an open, old-school tenor sound... Gillardís full-throated contribution to the saxophone trio canon is as charming as it is courageous." ****
- Irish Times

Dream Within A Dream is out now.

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