Fri, September 15, 2017
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2017-09-15 8:00 pm
Larry Fuller Trio at The Jazz Corner
"In his amazing gossamer piano solos, he sprinkles stardust on whatever song he plays. You hold your breath in wonder."
~THE NEW YORK TIMES
From bop to swing to stride, Larry Fuller - direct from New York City - "swings like a beast" and summarizes the history of jazz piano. His stunning command at the keyboard assured him the job as bass legend Ray Brown's last pianist, Ernestine Anderson's musical director and pianist, pianist with Jeff Hamilton's Trio and John Pizzarelli's Quartet.
Today, Fuller leads his own trio, receiving consistent praise for generating exciting and super-swinging performances.
When it comes to musical influences, JazzTimes declares: "Fuller's polished technique stems from two of his main influences, Oscar Peterson and Phineas Newborn, Jr., to which is added the blues acumen of a Gene Harris and the swinging drive of a Monty Alexander....Whether playing rapid-fire, intricate passages or subtly interpreting a tender ballad, Fuller is always totally in command and engaging".
The Jazz Corner, The Village At Wexford - C-1