Anthony Wilson Trio with Larry Goldings & Jim Keltner

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Anthony Wilson, Larry Goldings, and Jim Keltner approach the familiar guitar-organ-drums trio format with a new spirit of play and possibility. Guitarist Wilson and organist Goldings, both born in 1968, are two of the leading musicians of their generation, and each has recorded and performed extensively with some of the finest artists in modern jazz and popular music. Legendary drummer Jim Keltner provided a soundtrack for Wilson and Goldings as they grew up listening to his distinguished work on recordings by John Lennon, Randy Newman, Bob Dylan and many others.

In addition to notable recordings and performances with Bobby Hutcherson, Harold Land, Mose Allison, and Leon Russell, Anthony Wilson has been an indispensable member of Diana Krall’s quartet since 2002. His most recent solo projects include the acoustic guitar quartet recording Seasons: Live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Campo Belo, a collection of original songs recorded in São Paulo, Brazil.

Larry Goldings has performed and recorded with Maceo Parker, John Scofield, Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny, and Jim Hall, and has had a long and fruitful association with James Taylor. Larry’s current projects include the CDs Bernstein/Goldings/Stewart: Live at Smalls, When Larry Met Harry, a collaborative project with tenor saxophonist Harry Allen, and the solo piano record In My Room.

Jim Keltner is simply one of the greatest living drummers, and a legend of modern music. A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Keltner is known for his unmistakable sound, touch, and groove, and his playing has been a defining factor on more recordings and live performances that is possible to mention in a short biography. He has been called “the leading session drummer in America.” Recordings such as John Lennon’s “Jealous Guy,” Steely Dan’s “Josie,” Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” Ry Cooder’s “Tattler,” and Bill Frisell’s “That Was Then” are just a few examples of Keltner’s skill at taking a song to another level. Jim Keltner has had especially effective collaborations with John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ry Cooder. In addition, he has been the drummer for two of rock music’s “supergroups”: Little Village (with John Hiatt, Ry Cooder, and Nick Lowe), and the Traveling Wilburys (with Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, and Jeff Lynne).

This trio’s first recording together was Anthony Wilson’s Jack of Hearts (Groove Note, 2009), and a new recording will be released in 2014.

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