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The Willow

Joe Locke 'The Willow'

Label Omnitone

Released 2002

featuring Frank Kimbrough special guests Tim Ries, Jeff Ballard

Project categories: discography - (band leader)

The triumphal follow-up to Frank and Joe's debut Saturn's Child, hailed internationally as "crystalline," "sublime," and 'a worthy successor to Chick Corea and Gary Burton's ECM classic, Crystal Silence.'

Joe Locke 'The Willow'
Joe Locke 'The Willow'

More mellow-yet-profound piano/vibes jazz — even for people who don’t really care for “jazz.”  The triumphal follow-up to Frank and Joe’s debut Saturn’s Child, hailed internationally as “crystalline,” “sublime,” and ‘a worthy successor to Chick Corea and Gary Burton’s ECM classic, Crystal Silence.’

The duo expands to a quartet on some tracks with guests saxophonist Tim Ries (a member of the Maria Schneider Orchestra) and percussionist Jeff Ballard (Chick Corea’s drummer) on tastefully-chosen hand percussion.  From the sumptuous title track (by Maria Schneider) through originals ranging from shimmering and glimmering to gently world beat to cordially funky, this is deliciously rich and beautiful music that both sophisticated listener and good music lover will enjoy time and again.

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