kh1958 Posted February 20, 2017 Report Share Posted February 20, 2017 1 hour ago, HutchFan said: I had the good fortune to see Larry Willis perform on Friday night at the Velvet Note, a local club. It was an excellent show, the highlight of which was a performance of "Flamenco Sketches." Very, very moving. Willis' sidemen were Curtis Lundy on bass and Jason Brown on drums. So glad I had a chance to see him. If you ever have an opportunity to see Willis perform, don't think about it -- GO!!! For awhile in the mid-1980s, he was the pianist who was part of the unofficial rhythm section at the Caravan of Dreams in Fort Worth--with Walter Booker or Bob Cranshaw on bass and Idris Mohammed on drums--they would back up the likes of, for example, Freddie Hubbard or David Newman at the club--some definite highly fond memories of seeing Larry Willis perform. After a long drought, I saw him last year with Head of State at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and he sounds as good as ever. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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