documentary film An American Cat in the Lion City is a short
gaze, a palimpsest, into the life and work of the American
jazz guitarist, Greg Chako.
In the film we experience swinging acoustic jazz of a very
high calibre indeed, the jazz that Greg and his various bands
have played in Asia for over six years.
Greg's journey to Asia and around Asia has been fraught with
personal tribulations as well as triumphs. And often his only
solace has been his passion to spread the gospel of jazz.
In many ways his journey is an inward one; a journey of spiritual
renewal which has led to the genesis of a new jazz style and
a new jazzman.
We hear about this impassioned journey through Greg's own
quiet narrative. His words are framed by scenes of Singapore.
A longer version of the documentary which runs for 47 mins
is also available.