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Willis, Larry

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Personal name headingWillis, Larry
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Variant(s)Willis, Lawrence Elliott
See alsoCorporate body: Blood, Sweat, and Tears (Musical group)
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Associated countryUnited States
LocatedBaltimore (Md.) Upper Marlboro (Md.)
Birth date1942-12-20
Death date2019-09-29
Place of birthHarlem (New York, N.Y.)
Place of deathBaltimore (Md.)
Field of activityJazz Rock music Sound recording industry
AffiliationMapleshade Records
Profession or occupationJazz musicians Pianists Rock musicians Sound recording executives and producers Composers
Found inVazquez, P. Breakout [SR] p1992: container (Larry Willis)
New Grove dict. of jazz (Willis, Larry (Lawrence Elliott); b. Dec. 20, 1940, New York; pianist)
All Music Guide WWW site, Aug. 6, 2001 (Larry Willis; real name, Lawrence Elliott Willis; b. Dec. 20, 1940, New York, NY; jazz keyboardist, composer)
Feather, L.G. Bio. enc. of jazz, 1999 (Willis, Larry (Lawrence Elliot); b. Dec. 20, 1942, New York City; piano)
Claghorn, C.E. Bio. dict. of jazz (Willis, Lawrence E. (Larry); b. 1940, New York City; pianist/composer)
Baltimore sun WWW site, viewed Oct. 3, 2019 (in obituary dated Oct 02, 2019: Larry Willis, a jazz pianist who performed with Blood, Sweat & Tears and was nominated three times for a Grammy Award, died Sunday [Sept. 29, 2019] at Mercy Medical Center [Baltimore, Md.]. He was 76 and lived in downtown Baltimore; born Lawrence Elliott Willis in Harlem in New York City. Mr. Willis joined Blood, Sweat & Tears in 1972. "He played for Blood, Sweat & Tears for five years and laid down some of rock's most intense, innovative electric keyboard solos," said Pierre Sprey, his producer at Mapleshade Records in Lothian. Mr. Willis moved to Upper Marlboro in the 1990s. He became music director of Mapleshade Records and toured internationally. He moved to downtown Baltimore in 2007. From 1992 to 2007 he produced two-thirds of the albums recorded at Mapleshade)
Wikipedia, October 10, 2019 (Larry Willis; born Lawrence Elliott Willis, December 20, 1942, Harlem, New York City, died September 29, 2019, Baltimore, Maryland; American jazz pianist and composer)
Not found inEnc. of pop. mus., 3rd ed.; Int. ww in mus. Vol. 2, Pop. mus., 3rd ed.