Although he may not be a familiar name to most, Willerm Delisfort makes jazz that must be heard. All three of his selections are excellent. Modalic Blues is a live recording, which is driven by particularly noteworthy bass, while harmonized saxophones nudge the gentler The Island of Ziesha along. Delisfort doesn't take centerstage until Tuskegee Experiment, however, which is where his piano playing truly shines. This one features wonderful saxophone and trumpet interplay, as well as standout bass once again. These samples are of traditional jazz, but they're played with such lively emotion, even fans of the more familiar pop-jazz might dig it, too. -Dan MacIntosh
I saw him play at my school this past winter and he absolutely blew me away.
I've downloaded his music from Myspace and I've listened the living hell out
of it (especially Son of Afrika and Modalic Blues). The instruments that The
Delisfort Project uses are: piano, trumpet, both tenor and alto sax, electric
guitar, drums, standing or electric bass, and xylophone.
his music is great! i would say it is pretty much straight-ahead hard
bop/post bop, with his own distinct voice, of course.
Rounding out the group, was pianist Willerm Dellisfort, and the young
keyboardist's work was a true revelation. Combining a modern jazz Monk-
like tonality with powerful, sensitive and inventive lines, Dellisfort was
impressive in his ability to counter Haque's angular forays with compelling
bursts and surprising directions of his own creation. Subrata
BhattacharyaSeveral of his unexpectedly inspired outbursts elicited broad
smiles from his band leader, who clearly enjoys interacting with other highly-
talented musicians in a live setting.
I was really lucky to see the delisfprt project at the niu summer jazz camp,
and i was blown away by your performance. I have seen many great musicians
play live such as Clark Terry, Benny Golson, and Wynton Marsalis; but when I
saw the delisfort project I felt everyone's personality and soul in the music. It
wasn't as much the great playing that I enjoyed (all the musicians were
amazing) but what really amazed me was how the passion and love that they
put into the music. That was one of the best concerts I have ever seen. I hope
that some day I could maybe express myself like that on my trumpet. You are
an amazing pianist and writer Willerm Delisfort.
With a big, round timbre that ranged from breathy to bristling, Golson
turned in a series of smartly crafted, seemingly effortless solos. The most
gentle lyricism came on I Remember Clifford, Golson's homage to his long-
ago colleague, trumpeter Clifford Brown. It remains jazz's finest elegy. In that
piece and throughout the set, he got strong support from musicians at least
two generations younger. On Clifford, most came from pianist Willerm
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