Bassist Larry Gray’s impressive abilities and unusual versatility are aptly displayed on Appassionata from the Ramsey Lewis Trio released in nov 1999 from the Milwaukee, WI-based Narada Jazz label. Among Chicago’s leading music artists, Grey was the home bassist for the city’s leading jazz space, the Jazz Display. He has distributed the stage with such jazz legends as Clark Terry, Joe Henderson, and Bobby Hutcherson, amongst others. Grey offers performed at jazz celebrations and clubs all around the globe: The Umbria Jazz Event, the Montreal International Jazz Event, the Montreaux Detroit Event, as well as the Chicago Jazz Event. Grey has analyzed drums, acoustic guitar, flute, acoustic guitar, and piano while generating bachelor’s and master’s levels in violoncello overall performance. Pay attention to “Nessun Dorma,” a duet between Lewis’ lush, passionate trills as well as the melancholy bow strokes of Grey on Appassionata. The musician offers performed like a single recitalist at numerous universities such as for example Northern Illinois University or college, Roosevelt University or college, and DePaul School where he’s a member from the esteemed jazz faculty. Gray’s flexibility has result in him being in the A-list of first-call program players, with monitor dates with an array of performers: previous Styx member Dennis DeYoung, Willie Pickens, Pal Childers, and Ira Sullivan, amongst others.