On Saturday January 25, The Side Door welcomes pianist Larry Fuller and his Trio (bassist Vincent Dupont and drummer Jason Tiemann) for two sets that will undoubtedly swing – that's what Mr. Fuller does so well (although his ballads have plenty of heart). Thanks to a suggestion from drummer Jeff Hamilton, he got a gig with vocalist Ernestine Anderson who liked him so much she made Fuller her musical director. He then joined Hamilton's Trio and, in 2000, went on to play with legendary bassist Ray Brown; in fact, he was the final pianist to tour with him. Several years after Brown's passing, Fuller joined guitarist John Pizzarelli's band where he was a mainstay from 2005-13. Since then, he signed a contract with Capri Records who issued his Trio album in 2014.
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The album is a delight and well worth your time. Find it at Amazon, iTunes, and other digital outlets as well as by going to www.caprirecords.com/.
To buy tickets for the January 25 appearance of the Larry Fuller Trio at The Side Door, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/larry-fuller-trio-tickets-87566944087.
To find out more about the pianist, go to larryfuller.com.
Here's the track from "Overjoyed" dedicated to the pianist's wife: