This Time the Dream's On Me

This Time the Dream's On Me

by Larry WillisLarry Willis


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Larry Willis mixes standards, jazz classics, and potent originals on this solo piano release. The sessions have a late-night, ruminative flavor, starting with a loping take of "This Time the Dream's On Me." His shimmering rendition of "Lazy Afternoon" opens with a spacious improvised introduction, while he makes great use of space in his interpretation of this ballad. The Ellington-Strayhorn songbook is represented by the former's whispering "The Single Petal of a Rose" and the latter's haunting "Lotus Blossom," both played with restraint, as these timeless pieces require few embellishments. The pianist's originals are just as impressive. "Sanctuary" was written for a project that included strings, though his moving solo piano arrangement is no less moving, suggesting an idyllic, isolated beach hideaway on a clear summer afternoon. "Blues for Marco," named for his co-producer, has a whimsical air, while "Silly Blues" starts like a ballad but quickly shifts to a laid-back, closing-hour blues. Recorded over two days on a top-notch Fazioli grand piano, this solo piano CD is easily among Larry Willis' best recordings.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/22/2012
Label: Highnote
UPC: 0632375723828
catalogNumber: 757238
Rank: 64835


  1. This Time the Dream's On Me
  2. Sanctuary
  3. True Love
  4. Lazy Afternoon
  5. A Single Petal of a Rose
  6. Blues For Marco
  7. It Could Happen To You
  8. Lotus Blossom
  9. Silly Blues
  10. My Ship

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