Larry Williams & Friends / The Beautiful Struggle


The very first solo project of Larry Williams, known as Sax / Keyboard player of the legendary group "Seawind". Although everyone assume that Larry's solo album would be smooth jazz / contemporary jazz one, Larry did straight-ahead jazz. The album is opened by "Nefertti In Blue And Green" written by Wayne Shorter and Miles Davis, a tribute to them and Bill Evans."Invitation", a standard tune featuring Pauline Wilson, follows. This album includes very famous tune "'Round Midnight" written by Thelonious Monk. In addition, Larry performs 3 tunes of his own; "The Beautiful Struggle", "Love Lost" and "Straight, No Changes".

Label: Sony Music Distribution (Japan) Inc.,Japan (SSCL-1)
Release: 5 December, 2001

1. Nefertiti In Blue And Green
2. Invitation
3. Soul Eyes
4. The Beautiful Struggle
5. Grayheart
6. Inner Urge
7. Love Lost
8. Calling You
9. 'Round Midnight
10. Starlight, No Changes

Producer: Larry Williams
Larry Williams & Friends are:
Larry Williams: Piano, Synthesizers, Sax, Flute
Dave Carpenter: Bass
Vinnie Colaiuta: Drums
Additional Musicians:
Trumpet: Jerry Hey, Gary Grant, Chuck Findley
Flugelhorn: Jerry Hey
Trombone, Bass Trumpet: Bill Reichenbach
Drums: Aaron Serfaty
Percussion: Cassio Duarte
Acoustic Guitar: Hector Pereira
Lead Vocals: Pauline Wilson