New Gary Willis album Due out 2/19. Titled Retro Enjoy the sampler and some notes: https://soundcloud.com/abstractlogix/gary-willis-retro-sampler-2013 "This new record is about us playing together. Its not about big productions or anything, its just Rhodes, bass and drums. Its a totally different direction from what I did last time (on 2007s Actual Fiction, also on Abstract Logix). It shows what can happen when you just make it about the interpretation of the material and how we play together. And for that reason its maybe more personal than anything Ive done before. From the modal opener Change Agent to the bubbling Old School (which recalls the old school funk-fusion of Herbie Hancocks Headhunters) to the atmospheric Tarde, these three kindred spirits demonstrate a remarkable capacity to groove in loose-tight fashion throughout Retro. They collective burn through a labyrinth of chord changes on the uptempo romp Move, which is fueled by Willis urgent walking bass lines, and settle into on mellow accord on Oregons floating Amaryllis and a chill 3/4 take on the Beatles Norwegian Wood. Bover proves to be both a consummate accompanist and accomplished soloist from track to track while Borlais crisp, polyrhythmic pulse and supple brushwork fuel the proceedings. Willis virtuosic solo contributions here, particularly on Disconnectivity and Move, show why he is regarded as one of the most outstanding bassists on the scene today. I just wanted to feature the fun of playing together and the expression that comes out in this stripped-down setting, says Willis of his fifth album as a leader overall and second for Abstract Logix. Whatever direction its going, were going to try to get into it pretty deep. Theyve succeeded in brilliant fashion on Retro."