Jazz Times raves, "Willis is an amazingly talented writer...a hardswinging pianist and a fine creator of moods as a composer. He has surrounded himself with first-rate talent: Joe Ford, various saxes; Ray Codrington, trumpet; Steve Novosel, bass; Steve Berrios, drums; and the Rick Schmidt Strings." Solo, quintet, and trio-with-strings settings showcase some of Willis' best-ever composing and arranging — and our best ever piano-with-strings sound. One of Down Beat's Best CDs of 2003.
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