Review: Larry Wilson – No Secrets, No Lies

Larry Wilson – NO SECRETS, NO LIES:  There’s one word in the promo sheet that stands out above all the others regarding Larry’s extreme jazz drumming and composition skills – EXCITING… & that’s exactly what his high-energy, high-talent music is on the sixteen tunes he offers up for your betterment! 

As you listen to the opener, “On The Move“, you’ll hear what I’m raving about, & I’ve no doubt your ears will agree with mine.  His 6:56 arrangement/rendition of Freddie Hubbard’s “Little Sunflower” is jazz perfection to the ‘n’th degree… pretty, pretty. 

As so often happens (for this reviewer, anyway), it was an original Wilson composition, “Blue Skin“, that made my ears stand up & salute his jazz ability… a beautiful drum/percussion intro that stands on it’s own as some of the best drum-led jazz work you’ll hear on the scene today.  Of course, with that many songs, you may find others that make you go “Wow!”… actually, the upbeat & rabble-rousing “Tuti’s Jig” came in a close second for me, too… superb energy on this piece! 

I give Larry & his musical cohorts (far too many to itemize here) a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” of a (perfect) 5.00 – meaning that this also gets my “PICK” in this issue for “best & most fresh jazz album”!  Get more information on this astounding young player at the Larry Wilson website.         Rotcod Zzaj