Larry Willis

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HighNote CD 7178
Larry Willis
The Offering

Pianist Larry Willis has had an important and distinguished 40-year career in jazz. Since making his recording debut on Jackie McLean's landmark 1965 album Right Now!, the New York-born Willis has played everything from free jazz to fusion to rock (he was a member of Blood, Sweat and Tears in the 70s), while performing as a valued sideman with such jazz titans a s Dizzy Gillespie, Lee Morgan, Cannonball Adderley, Art Blakey and Woody Shaw. That versatility is highlighted on Larry's latest HighNote recording which finds him once again in the company of bassist EDDIE GOMEZ and drummer BILLY DRUMMOND. Also in attendance that day in the RUDY VAN GELDER studio was, ERIC ALEXANDER, one of the busiest tenormen in jazz, lending his talents to the proceedings. Willis leads the group through a series of standards, originals, jazz classics and offers a new, jazz take on Gene Roddenberry's Theme from Star Trek.

Larry Willis- piano; Eric Alexander- tenor saxophone; Eddie Gomez- bass; Billy Drummond- drums.

Tracks: Melancholia; Three-Four Movement; Alter Ego; Ethiopia; The Offering; Theme from Star Trek; The Rock; TD's Tune.

 The Offering

 TD's Tune

 Alter Ego

 Theme From Star Trek

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