"The Last Set - Live at the A-Trane" ist ein würdiges Vermächtnis von Walter Norris und in der Person Możdżers ein Aufbruch zu den von ihm vermittelten Werten zugleich.
No one with a background in jazz, who ever experienced a performance of the American Walter Norris, would doubt that he saw a true master of jazz piano: Walter Norris, who was born in Little Rock in 1931, started taking classical piano lessons at the age of four. As a teenager he was so impressed by boogie-woogie pianists that he started playing jazz. After graduating from high school his first professional jobs were in a quartet of the blues musician Mose Allison and in the Jimmy Ford quartet. From 1954 to 1960 Norris was a part of the west coast jazz scene of Los Angeles and played with all famous local musicians – Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, Charlie Mariano, Herb Geller. In 1958 he appeared on Ornette Coleman’s legendary recording “Something Else!!!”. Two years later Norris went to New York, where he worked at Hugh Hef...Besetzung
Recorded live at the A-Trane Berlin on Nov. 2nd, 2008 by Holger Schwark and Gero Meissner
Edited by Leszek Możdżer and mastered by Tadeusz Meczkowski
Produced by the artists
Executive Producer: Siggi Loch
Cover Art von Tony Cragg 2007 © VG Bild-Kuns