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     Larry Willis

Real name: Lawrence Elliott Willis
Born: Dec 20, 1940 in New York, NY
Genres: Jazz
Styles: Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop, Fusion
Instruments: Keyboards, Composer, Piano

Once identified with on-the-edge free music, keyboardist Larry Willis had a profitable flirtation with fusion in the '70s, then moved to hard bop in the '80s and '90s. Willis' playing has been frenetic, ambitious and interesting, but during his jazz-rock and fusion days was funky but greatly restrained and simplistic. A devotee of Herbie Hancock, Willis has found a good balance, with expertly constructed modal solos and also lyrical, relaxed statements. Willis graduated from the Manhattan School of Music in the early '60s, then played with Jackie McLean and Hugh Masekela. He recorded with Lee Morgan and McLean in the mid-'60s, and worked with Kai Winding and Stan Getz, as well as recording with Robin Kenyatta in 1969. Willis turned to synthesizer and electric piano in the '70s, doing sessions with Cannonball Adderley, Earl May, Joe Henderson, Groove Holmes and Masekela again. He joined Blood, Sweat And Tears in 1972, recorded with Alphonze Mouzon in both 1972 and 1973, and did dates as a leader and freelance session musician. Willis also recorded with Ryo Kawasaki and Sonny Fortune in the late '70s, and with David "Fathead" Newman and Carla Bley in the '80s. Willis toured and recorded with Nat Adderley in the '80s, and joined Woody Shaw's quintet in 1986. He's done sessions as a leader for Groove Merchant, Steeplechase, Audioquest, Brunswick and Mapleshade, among others.

-Ron Wynn and Michael G. Nastos (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
www.mapleshaderecords.com/artists/larry_willis.php About
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=11425 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Willis About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Willis About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Larry Willis - 'Inner Crisis' - 1973, P-Vine
 Larry Willis - 'My Funny Valentine' - 1988, Evidence
 Larry Willis - 'Unforgettable' - 1995, SteepleChase
  как соисполнитель ...
 Carla Bley - 'Sextet' - 1987, WATT, ECM
 Jerry Gonzalez - 'Rumba Para Monk' - 1988, Sunnyside
 Roy Hargrove - 'Family' - 1995, Verve
 Branford Marsalis - 'Royal Garden Blues' - 1986, Columbia
 Branford Marsalis - 'The Steep Anthology' - 2004, Sony, Columbia
 Jackie McLean - 'Jacknife' - 1966, Blue Note
 George Mraz - 'Jazz' - 1995, Milestone
 David 'Fathead' Newman - 'Lone Star Legend' - 1997, 32 Jazz
 Jack Walrath - 'Portraits In Ivory And Brass' - 1994, Mapleshade Records

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