Larry Bartley/Bruno Heinen/Winston Clifford

Black History Month 2024

Larry Bartley is a bassist/composer who has been a staple of the London & international jazz scene since the 1990s, and has played and/or recorded in the bands of: Abdullah Ibrahim, Denys Baptiste, Steve Williamson, Courtney Pine, Bheki Mseleku, ingrid laugbrock, Jean Toussaint, Chris Briscoe, Basil Hodge, Adrian Reid (Jazz Warriors) Stanley Turrentine, Steve Grossman, Bennie Maupin, Harold Mabern, Chico Freeman, Donald Brown (of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers), David Murray, Orinn Evans, Gary Bartz, Jerry Dammers Spatial AKA Orchestra, Byron Wallen’s ‘Indigo’ and Jason Yarde’s ‘Trio Wah!’ Larry currently works with a trio of pianist Bruno Heinen and drummer Winston Clifford, playing a mixture of original compositions written by each member of the group.

Line Up: Larry Bartley – bass, Bruno Heinen – piano & Winston Clifford – drums

This was my review written in 2014:

“I was at the CD  launch last night of "Beauty in the Hidious" by Larry Bartley and Just Us at The Crypt Camberwell. They will be playing just for you on 28th March in Birmingham at the Red Lion. When you see and hear them it is difficult to believe they are just human beings. Over the last fifty years I have listened to some awesome music and last night was up there. They are so special - DONT MISS THEM YOU WILL REGRET IT. The mix of Larry's complex rhythms, melodies and counter melodies played full on ensemble style was truly beautiful to hear... One of the gigs of the century.”___ Phil Rose, Birmingham Jazz,