|John Hicks - Passion Flower
A piano giant of the New York jazz scene for 40 years, John could break your heart with a ballad, sweep you off your feet with an anthem, or boot you into boogeyin’ with one of his cookers. more...
|Chris Anderson - Solo Ballads 1 & 2
“Limpidly and absolutely beautiful, this is a wonderful recording that seems tailor-made for late-night listening...” according to Cadence. more...
|Chris Anderson - Live At Bradleys
Chris' wonderful trio performed at Bradley's, one of New York's best known jazz spots for pianists since 1969, for one thrilling week in May of 1994. more...
|Tony Pancella & Larry Willis - Alter Ego
A pair of legendary pianos, two extraordinary pianists and, between them, a breathtaking singleness of groove and invention. Like no other great American jazz pianist today, Larry's playing moves people's hearts and feet. Tony has the same status in Italy. more...
|Walter Davis, Jr. - In Walked Thelonious
My friend and superb pianist, Walter Davis, Jr., led relatively few recording sessions throughout his career — despite scores of dates with jazz giants Bird, Dizzy, and countless others more...
|Paul Murphy & Larry Willis - The Powers Of Two
Ever hear a duo create the impact of a symphony? Larry and Paul do just that. With only piano and drums, they break through to a breathtaking new place in music, a space where jazz and classical and improv become indistinguishable. more...
|Paul Murphy & Larry Willis - The Powers Of Two, Volume 2
Paul Murphy, the legendary Jimmy Lyons' blazingly fast drummer, inspired this history-making session — an inspired depths in Larry Willis' piano you'll hear nowhere else. more...
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...
- Not What My Hands Have Done
The evocative balladry and quiet swing of a great piano triolike Bill Evans or our own Frank Kimbroughs really gets to me. That's why I was knocked out by Gerard. He locks effortlessly with his trio mates, Jay Anderson and Jeff Hirschfield. more...
Lee - Piano
If youre a fan of piano greats like Mary Lou Williams, Dorothy Donegan, Art Tatum and Chris Anderson, Consuelall be right up your alley. With her drummer, Sangoma Everett, she does Ellington, Waller, Kern and Berlin to pianistic perfectionand writes ensnaring originals. more...
Hicks - Trio
If you dont know John, youre missing one of the greatest living jazz pianists. His originals are dramatic and infectiously swinging deeply moving ballads, delicately swinging waltzes, and out and out cookers. more...
- A Deeper Well
Rebeccas all star sextetincluding Jack Walrath, Steve Novosel, and Steve Berriosdoes her proud. Sonically, a dazzling percussion soundscape envelopes the ringing warmth of her Steinway. The woody resonance of the plucked bass is perfect; the trumpets staccato attack is two feet in front of you. more...
- Single Pedal Of A Rose
I love the warm romantic blend of piano, flute and bass. If you love flute ballads, youll wear the aluminum off this CD. Hicks impassioned solos are superb; Walter Bookers bass adds delicate, dancing-on-tiptoes rhythms. more...
Walrath and Larry Willis
- Portraits In Ivory And Brass
Mellow jazz and my favorite mood CD: lyrical and powerfully moving. I hear a warm, dark-toned, soulful trumpeterMingus last trumpet starmaking magic with the master of romantic jazz piano. 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...
Love Locked Out
Chris is an AMAZING pianist. Ive never been so moved by ballads. Hes played with legends (Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt, Sonny Rollins, Gene Ammons, Clifford Brown, Stan Getz) and hes become a legend. more...
Frank Kimbrough Trio
- Lonely Woman
I have a hell of a time finding quiet, mellow, introspective piano thats not elevator music. Thank goodness Shirley Horn dropped this Trio off right at my door step. She told me Franks slow and passionate ballads could make her cry. more...