Gary Willis US Clinic Tour

October 25 Lords of the Low End, NYC October 30 Berklee College of Music, Boston November 4 Calaveras Guitars, Austin November 6 Musicians Institute, LA November 8 Bass Player Live, LA... read more

Asia with Masters of Bass

Me, Dominique DiPiazza, Christian Galvez & Yoann Schmidt drums Oct. 16th Hong Kong Jazz World Live Youth Square Y-Theatre Oct. 18th Mumbai, India... read more

Tribal Tech Europe Tour July 2013

12 July Italy Caserta Luglio in Jazz 14 July Italy Torino Gru Festival 15 July UK London Ronnie Scott’s 16 July UK London Ronnie Scott’s 17 July UK London Band On The Wall 19 July Sweden Stockholm Fasching 20 July Sweden Gothenburg Nefertiti 22 July Italy Giulianova Summer Festival 24 July Italy Rovigo Rovigo Festival 25 July Italy Rimini Rockisland 26 July Italy Padenghe Padenghe Festival... read more

Tribal Tech in India [update]

Where: 331, Road No. 5 B, EPIP zone, Whitefield, Bangalore, India 560048 When: March 17th,   19:00 FaceBook                                        ... read more

Interview at ABLX site

Abstractlogix talks with me about the new release. Bassist Gary Willis who co-founded Tribal Tech is undoubtedly one of the most prolific bass players of this generation. For his upcoming record Retro, Gary Willis returns to his jazz roots. His new trio features the incredible Gergo Borlai on drums and the acclaimed Catalan pianist Albert Bover on keyboards. A mix of vintage Jazz with the energetic twist that Willis always brings as well as a melodic side that has been seen in smaller doses throughout his career. Known for his solo records and co-leading the legendary group Tribal Tech, Willis’ jazz roots can be traced back to the days of playing with Wayne Shorter, Hubert Laws, Joe Diorio and more. I got to interview Willis from his home in Barcelona. Read more... read more

Tribal Tech Asia tour venues update

March 7 Hong Kong, China YOUTH THEATRE Youth Square March 8 Tokyo, Japan BLUE NOTE 6-3-16 Raika Bldg, Minami-Aoyama Minato-ku March 9 Seoul, S. Korea March 11 Singapore, Malaysia TBC March 12 Jarkarta, Indonesia March 14 Mumbai, India SAINT ANDREWS AUDITORIUM Saint Dominic Road – Bandra March 16 Mumbai,... read more

Aguilar Interview

Aguilar gets the latest on the new Retro CD release: Gary Willis: A small step back, a giant leap forward In what is sure to be one of the top modern Jazz albums of the year, Gary Willis is beginning 2013 by going backwards – with his latest album as a bandleader, Retro. Moving away from the electronic textures of some of his more recent work, Retro mixes Willis originals with surprising covers (Norwegian Wood). Read... read more

Retro CD release announced

From Abstractlogix: One of the most formidable fretless electric bassists in the post-Jaco Pastorius era, Texas native and current Barcelona resident Gary Willis joins forces with Catalan keyboardist Albert Bover and Budapest-born drummer Gergo Borlai on this exhilarating take on the electric piano trio. Co-founder (with guitarist Scott Henderson) of the premiere fusion band Tribal Tech and former member of Wayne Shorter’s band, Willis and his highly interactive crew shift deftly from slamming funk (“Old School”) to percolating fusion (“Disconnectivity”) to aggressive swingers (“Change Agent,” ”Move”) while embracing quiet ballads (Paul McCandless’ “Amaryllis,” Milton Nascimento’s evocative “Tarde” or Willis’ aptly-titled “Dream”) with uncommon sensitivity and a lyrical touch. They also turn in expressive interpretations of the Lennon-McCartney classic “Norwegian Wood” and Bill Evans’ “We Will Meet Again.” And the album closes on a poignant note with Willis’ tasty, subtly reharmonized rendition of the Depression era standard “For All We Know,” a tune famously covered by the likes of Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Nina Simone and Donny Hathaway. Says the great bassist of his impressive sidemen on Retro: “Gergo is an incredible drummer. I had done some playing with him in Budapest, and since he moved to Barcelona Albert and I have been able to work up some nice chemistry as a trio with him. This new record is about us playing together. It’s not about big productions or anything, it’s just Rhodes, bass and drums. It’s a totally different direction from what I did last time (on 2007’s Actual Fiction, also on Abstract Logix). It shows what can happen when you just make it about the interpretation of... read more

Festival in Slovakia

Trio with Gergo Borlai and Zsolt Kalternecker in Košice, Slovakia JAZZ FOR Sale Festival    alternate link:   JAZZ FOR SAle Festival 22:00... read more
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