Paul F Murphy Paul is a true master improviser. He was a child prodigy at the age of seven. He studied drums with Gene Krupa and Joseph Leavitt. His musical training was further enhanced by attending seminars conducted by the legendary Louie Bellson. By the age of sixteen, he was playing Bebop with Duke Ellington's Bassist, Billy Taylor. As one of the innovators of Avant-Garde, Paul moved to the West Coast and started playing in San Francisco and the Bay area with Steve D'Amico and Mary Anne Driscoll. In 1974 Jimmy Lyons heard Paul play and asked him to come to New York to join his group. For the next twelve years, Paul played, recorded and toured the USA and Europe with Jimmy. During this New York period, Paul led his own fabulous Quintet with the legendary Dewey Johnson, Jay Oliver, Mary Anne Driscoll, and Karen Borca. He has recorded and played with a spectrum of musicians ranging from Jaki Bayard, Clifford Jordan, Eddie Gale and Sun Ra to Walter Davis Jr. and Larry Willis. Larry Willis Larry was born in New York City on December 20, 1942. Coming from a Christian family, his initial exposure to music came through the church, singing in the church youth choir. Larry began his musical training at the Victoria School of Musical Arts in Harlem. He went on to study at the New York High School of Music. He also studied privately with famed Jazz Piano teacher, John Mehegan. At age nineteen he joined the group of Alto Saxophone great, Jackie McLean. From there Larry played with such notables as Hugh Masekela, Kai Wending, Stan Getz, Gloria Lynne, Miriam Makeba, Blood Sweat and Tears, Cannon Ball and Nat Addley, Carmen McRae, Woody Shaw, Branford Maralis, Lee Morgan, Herb Alpert, Dizzy Gillespie, Fort Apache Band, and Paul Murphy. He has recorded as a sideman on over Four Hundred recordings, as well as over 21, as a leader. He has also composed many compositions ranging from small ensembles to Symphony Orchestras. Larry is also exclusively recording for High Note records.