Larry Willis


HighNote CD 7238
Larry Willis
This Time the Dream's On Me

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

 This Time the Dream's On Me

 Blues for Marco

 It Could Happen to You

 Lotus Blossom

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