Larry Bluth

Stylistically influenced by Lennie Tristano, pianist and composer Larry Bluth (1940-2020) was a little-known student of Sal Mosca (one of the most renowned of the Tristano disciples.)

Bluth recorded under his own name three albums for Zinnia Records in the 90s all backed by two terrific musicians, bassist Don Messina and drummer Bill Chattin. "Live at Orfeo" (1991), "Four Concerts and a Landscape" (1995) and "Formations" (1997). In addition to original compositions he interpreted to standards such as "Everything Happens to Me," "I'll Remember April," "There Will Never Be Another You," "She's Funny That Way," "I Never Knew," "All of Me" and "Moonlight in Vermont." Bluth's playing seem to be sliding around on the keys as if finger painting rather than playing. Songs move backward, then forward, with a liberal use of block chords. Or they seem to roll around gently, like a ball of...

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Larry Bluth Albums

1 record