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Larry Porter

Born: September 1, 1951    Primary Instrument: Piano

Larry Porter

Larry Porter is an adept in the music of both East and West. As a jazz pianist, his playing pays homage to the history of the music, from ragtime through post-bop and into the future. As a rebab player, Porter has been hailed as “...without a doubt one of the best of his generation” by the US-based Afghan magazine, Lemar-Aftaab (http://www.afghanmagazine.com/april2000/music/larry/index.html). In both spheres Porter's compositions, renditions, and improvisations portray multi-dimensional visionary soundscapes conveying the depth and breadth of emotions that encompass the human experience...
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”Silk Road Blues is World Music crafted at a high level and interpreted in the free spirit of Jazz.” -Jazz thing

“This project points the way towards reconciliation and cultural exchange between two peoples who are so desperately in need of mutual understanding.” -The Embassy of Afghanistan, Berlin

as a leader "First Date" (Jazz Stop 139) LP Larry Porter-Allan Praskin Quartet rec. in Barcelona on July 31, 1984 released in Spain LP out of print, but mastered onto CD Larry Porter - piano Allan Praskin - alto sax Rocky Knauer - bass Aldo Caviglia - drums "Acoustic Music" (Popular Records 140) LP Porter-Praskin Quartet rec. in Bremen on May 1 + 2, 1985 released in Germany LP out of print, but mastered onto CD Larry Porter - piano, vocals Allan Praskin - alto sax, bkgd. vocals Bob Arkin - bass James Baker - drums "Sonnet For Sal" (Enja CD 8026-2) Porter-Praskin Quartet with Sal Nistico rec. at the Austrian Radio (ORF) in Linz on Nov. 7, 1988 released in Feb. 1994 currently distributed in Europe and the U.S. Larry Porter - piano Allan Praskin - alto sax Sal Nistico - tenor sax Marc Abrams - bass Paolo Pellegatti - drums "March Blues" (Enja CD 8092-2) Larry Porter Trio rec. in Munich on April 24, 1994 released in May 1995 distribution in Europe, Japan and the U.S. Larry Porter - piano Thomas Stabenow - bass Rick Hollander - drums "The Magical Rebab of Larry Porter" (CD Baby) Larry Porter & Franc Menusan rec. in New York City in 1999 distribution over the internet Larry Porter - rebab Franc Menusan - tabla, dhol "live under the stars" (CD Baby) Larry Porter & Solayman Alizo rec. live in Berlin on July 24, 2001 distribution over the internet Larry Porter - rebab Solayman Alizo - tabla "The Circle Is Unbroken" (meta 024) Larry Porter Trio rec. at Organic Sound, Obing on April 7, 2002 released in 2004 distribution in Europe Larry Porter - piano Johannes Fink - bass Oliver Steidle - drums "SONGS" (organic music 9737) Larry Porter featuring Barbara Mayr rec. at Organic Sound, Obing on May 10, 2002 released in 2004 distribution in Europe Barbara Mayr - vocal Larry Porter - piano Thomas Stabenow - bass John Hollenbeck - drums "Silk Road Blues" (flowfish records FF 0018) Larry Porter rec. at AudioCue Tonlabor, Berlin released in 2010 worldwide distribution Larry Porter - rebab, piano, tamboura Scott White - bass Heinrich Köbberling - drums Solayman Alizo - tabla David Beecroft - soprano & tenor sax Stefan Jezierski - french horn Barbara Sadowski - violin Ori Kam - viola Elena Drath - flute as a sideman “For This Gift” (Gunther Schuller Music Recordings GM 3002) LP Michael Bocian rec. in New York on May 8, June 12 & 16, 1980 Michael Bocian - guitar David Darling - cello Billy Drewes - clarinet, soprano sax, perc. Joe Lovano - soprano sax Paul McCandless - oboe, wood flutes, bass clarinet, english horn Larry Porter - piano David Samuels - marimba "Live In Paris" Volume 1 & 2 (Tutu CD 888 140 & CD 888 182) Monty Waters' Hot House & New York Calling rec. live at the Duc des Lombards, Paris on Dec. 6 + 7, 1991 Monty Waters - alto sax, vocals Larry Porter - piano Stafford James - bass Ronnie Burrage - drums "At Home/On The Road" (JazzMission 101) CD Harvey Wainapel Quartet rec. live at the Satyricon Club in Maastricht, Holland on May 12, 1992 Harvey Wainapel - soprano, alto and tenor sax Larry Porter - piano Thomas Stabenow - bass Mike Clark - drums ("At Home" takes with Mark Levine - piano and Larry Grenadier - bass) "Phases Of The Moon" (Tutu CD 888 160) Marty Cook Group rec. in Munich on Nov. 3, 1993 Marty Cook - trombone Rudi Mahall - bass clarinet Larry Porter - piano or Bill Bickford - guitar Ed Schuller - bass Jim Black - drums "More Of Me" (Bassic-Sound 010) CD Rachel Gould rec. at Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg on Nov. 24, 1993 Rachel Gould - vocals Allan Praskin - alto sax Larry Porter - piano Thomas Stabenow - bass Clarence Becton - drums “Mundell’s Moods” (Nagel-Heyer CD 065) Mundell Lowe - Hendrik Meurkens rec. at Blue Noise Studio, Hamburg on Jan. 18, 2000 Mundell Lowe - guitar Hendrik Meurkens - vibraphone, harmonica Larry Porter - piano Pat O’Leary - bass Chuck Redd - drums “On A Clear Day” (moderntune music) Barbara Mayr rec. at Organic Sound, Obing on May 31, 2001 Barbara Mayr - vocals Peter Tuscher - trumpet, flugelhorn Larry Porter - piano Andreas Kurz - bass Florian Oppenrieder - drums “A Night Of Blues And Ballads” (moderntune music) Staffelsee-Quartet rec. at Organic Sound, Obing on March 11, 2002 Johannes Enders - tenor and soprano sax Larry Porter - piano Andreas Kurz - bass Florian Oppenrieder - drums “Sweet Conversation” (Jazzbank MTCJ-1087) Mika Ohashi & Larry Porter rec. in Tokyo, Japan on Feb. 21, 2003 Mika Ohashi - vocal Larry Porter - piano “Jazz Nights in Saint Petersburg” (Russian Vibes ) Alexey Chizhik & Larry Porter rec. in St. Petersburg, Russia on July 21, 2005 Alexey Chizhik - vibraphone Larry Porter - piano “A Different View” (Jazzed Media JM1028) The N. Glenn Davis Quartet rec. in Cleveland, Ohio on Dec. 3 & 5, 2006 Dave Sterner - soprano, alto, tenor sax Larry Porter - piano Dallas Coffey - bass Glenn Davis - drums “German Songbook” (Enja CD 9175-2) Barbara Mayr rec. at Organic Sound, Obing on Feb. 21, 2007 Barbara Mayr - vocal Peter Tuscher - trumpet & flugelhorn Larry Porter - piano & arrangements Andreas Kurz - bass Florian Oppenrieder - drums “Ol' Man River” (interfuse records 5520 500-4) Christian Grabandt / Larry Porter rec. in Berlin on June 7, 2008 Christian Grabandt - trumpet, flugelhorn, cornet Larry Porter - piano

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