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Live Review

Larry Fuller Trio At The Jazz Corner

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The Larry Fuller Trio The Jazz Corner Overjoyed Hilton Head Island, SC November 22-23, 2019 On a Saturday afternoon between performances, Larry Fuller took a moment to talk about his music while enjoying a coffee break at the Sonesta Oceanfront hotel, on jny: Hilton Head Island. In the morning, he had walked the beach with his wife Jane, and enjoyed the bright sunlight and fresh autumn breezes, which blew away any lingering city cobwebs. ...

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Album Review

Larry Fuller: Overjoyed

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Pianist Larry Fuller isn't exactly coy about the substance of this record. Exuberance is an obvious through-line as he works his way across a dozen charmers that frequently live up to the promise of the title in different ways. Leading an ace trio with Hassan Shakur on bass and Lewis Nash on drums, Fuller finds his way into this realm with a peppy and all-too-short take on Wes Montgomery's “Fried Pies." Then he continues along the path paved ...

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Live Review

Larry Fuller Trio at The Jazz Corner

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The Lary Fuller Trio The Jazz Corner Hilton Head Island, SC November 9-10, 2018 The Larry Fuller Trio came into Hilton Head, SC from jny: Asheville to play The Jazz Corner. Next stop for them is home to jny: New York City then jny: Denver, jny: Las Vegas, and out along the Californian coast. Larry Fuller plays piano with energy and verve delivering every note evenly. The quality of his music is ...

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Live Review

Larry Fuller Trio at Jazz at Kitano

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Larry Fuller Trio Jazz at Kitano New York, NY November 22, 2015 While jazz is a music founded and fed on innovation, it's also an art form steeped in tradition, forwarded through the passing of the torch to the next generation(s) in order to keep the life force of the music in good and capable hands. That fact was never as obvious as it was during Larry Fuller's appearance at Jazz at Kitano on ...

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Album Review

Larry Fuller: Larry Fuller

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Bassist Ray Brown sure knew how to pick his pianists. While each player who manned the 88s in Brown's trio displayed a different personality, all had Swiss watch timing and shared an affinity for the blues and effulgent swing. It didn't take more than a few seconds to hear that when Gene Harris was on the bench, delivering church-y proclamations and earth-shaking tremolos, and it was equally noticeable when Benny Green put his hands to good use, displaying the Oscar ...

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Album Review

Larry Fuller Trio: Easy Walker

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If I were a musician blessed with talent and the motivation required to fully develop it, then I would be faced with an infinite number of choices upon entering the recording studio. Able to play almost anything, what would I choose? Luckily, being in a group with Ray Brown, Jeff Hamilton and Larry Fuller would simplify matters considerably. I would be required to play bebop and blues, and swing my butt off in the process.

Such a scenario is fun ...

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Interview

Larry Fuller: It's a Dream to Play with Ray

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Born in Toledo, Ohio, Larry Fuller began playing the piano at the age of 11. The son of a factory worker, Fuller was the sole musician in his parents' blue-collar family. He earned his first big break in 1988 accompanying jazz vocalist Ernestine Anderson. Their musical partnership continued until 1994 when Fuller joined Jeff Hamilton's trio. In October of 1998, Fuller achieved his life-long dream of playing with one of the finest bassists in the history of jazz, the venerable ...


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