Pianist Larry Willis is a living legend an unsung hero who can easily be viewed as one of the most beautiful players of our time, his newest solo album “This Time The Dream’s On Me” is a signature recording by him. —Rob Young | Urban Flux Media
Larry Willis -][- This Time The Dream’s On Me –Mp3– [Highnote Records, 2012] –
The art of solo jazz piano has a long and illustrious history which actually predates the art form we have come to call ‘jazz.’ From the earliest ragtime solos of Scott Joplin through to the avant garde jazz ruminations on classical themes of Uri Caine, the list is as extensive as it is star-studded. Larry Willis sits down in the famed Fazioli piano showroom in Italy for his latest HighNote recording which highlights his inexhaustible imagination, the stunning sound of the Fazioli piano and songwriting abilities of the composers represented here.
Whether it be Kurt Weill’s hauntingly beautiful “My Ship,” the pop-tinged “True Love,” by Cole Porter or his own compositions, Larry Willis displays the intense creativity and impeccable taste which made him the preferred pianist of greats such as Jackie McLean, Nat Adderley, Paul Murphy, Carmen McRae, Lee Morgan, Woody Shaw and others.
LARRY WILLIS: solo piano
TRACKS: This Time the Dream’s On Me • Sanctuary • True Love • Lazy Afternoon • A Single Petal of a Rose • Blues for Marco • It Could Happen to You • Lotus Blossom • Silly Blues • My Ship
More recordings by Willis, available at Jazz Depot.com
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