- Swinging Lullabyes For My Rosetta
Quietly cooking melodic jazz and swing favs led by the rock-solid bassist who also ably anchored our Joe Stanley and John Cocuzzi sessions. Previti made history for 18 years backing up guitar giant Danny Gatton. 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...
Worth and the Larry Willis Trio
- Never Let Me Go
When I first heard Monica perform, I was immediately struck by her voicea warm, caressing alto with echoes of Rosemary Clooney and Morganna King. I was seduced by her repertoire, a gently nostalgic selection of great American songs. more...
Sumter with the Larry Willis Quartet
Over the past 3 years, Ive watched Sunny mature into one of the East Coasts most soulful ballad singers. So much so that I jumped at the chance to record this CD, her second. Larry Willis soulful piano chops bought out Sunnys most gorgeous interpretations of Sarah, Billie and Stevie Wonder songs. more...
- Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
The Jumpers have been a staple of the vital East Coast swing dance scene for over a decade. They exude the jitterbug beat of Harlem, the LA jump blues of the 50s, and the soulful raunch of NOrleans R&B. Throw in the sultry momma-wouldnt-approve vocals of Marianna. Whatcha got? more...
with the Larry Willis Quartet
- Ballads From The Black Sea
Dont let the title fool you. This lady does good old favorite American ballads like Sophisticated Lady and A Child Is Born with new emotionand she cooks like no other young singer on uptempo standards like My Favorite Things and Perdido. more...
Shank with the Larry WIllis Quartet -
This is my idea of an intimate, straight-to-the-heart jazz ballad singer. Shes somewhat in the vein of Diana Krall, but maybe a little more passionate. Shirley Horn brought Kendra to Mapleshade, a singer-guitarist she discovered while on tour in Seattle. more...