Album Review: Gary Willis - "Larger than Life" (8/10)


Three years after resurrecting the classic progressive fusion band Tribal Tech,
bassist Gary Willis is as wild, unpredictable
and revolutionary as ever. Larger Than 
Life––featuring long-time Tribal Techie Scott
 Kinsey (keys), Steve Tavaglione (saxes and
 EWI), Claudia Bardagi (wordless vocals) 
and Llibert Fortuny (tenor sax, voice)––is both high octane and subtle, weirdly hypnotic yet imminently infectious, dreamy and atmospheric yet powerfully grooving, intense and experimental yet poignant. While boldly forging ahead, Willis and his crew also harken back to the dynamic era of classic jazz fusion. – Jonathan Widran