Willis - Sanctuary
Larrys on-fire piano leads a world-class quintet in a soaring, swinging exploration of matters of the soul and spirit. Slide Hampton says, Man, Larrys playin like hes on a mission! more...
and the Larry Willis Trio
- Every Rung Goes Higher
Holy or heathen, its hard not to fall in love with Kenyettas voice. Imagine the emotional and musical power of Dinah Washington with the spiritual intensity of the ARC Choir. Thats the unique beauty of Kenyettas jazz vocals. more...
Angels - Live
And Joyful In Charleston
I cut my eyeteeth on this kind of gospelthe sweet, pure, close harmony of a Southern a capella choir. When I heard about South Carolinas finest, the Angels, I took a chance and went all the way to Charleston to record them. more...
Bey and Ile Omo Olofi
- Children Of The House Of God
Thirty-five years ago, Bey sparked my passion for the African drum when I heard him leading Olatunjis Drums of Passion. His work with Randy Weston and Art Blakey helped introduce the African drum into jazz. more...
- Walk With Me
The most powerful and moving a capella choir Ive ever heard. Thirty-two voices strong, the Addicts Rehabilitation Center Choir is burning-with-faith gospel from Harlem. more...
Willis - Solo
Im still blown away by the majesty and quietly swinging power of Larrys solo piano on this, his first Mapleshade session. For 20 years, hed wanted to record his jazz interpretations of the church music he grew up with. Heres the fruit of those creative years. more...