Hugh Masekela & Larry Willis
Jazz Musicians Hugh Masekela and Larry Willis at Aladdin Theater
Legendary South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela and jazz pianist Larry Willis take the stage together at Aladdin Theater. Masekela is best known for his Grammy-nominated hit single, "Grazing in the Grass," which sold over 4 million copies in 1968 and made him an international star. He later played an integral role in Paul Simon's tour for the classic album Graceland
, which was one of the first pop records to introduce African music to a broader public. Willis has worked with a variety of musicians, from performing an opera by Aaron Copland under the direction of Leonard Bernstein to recording with Paul Murphy to demonstrate the fusion principals of bebop and avant-garde jazz. Masekela and Willis have been friends since their school days in the 1960s and having often played together, their rapport shows in their music.
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