Concert: Larry Block Trio
The Vivian E. and Robert W. Rice Sunday Concert Series
It’s been 50+ years since the jazz pianist released his first album Larry Novak Plays! on Dot Records in 1964. Novak led his trio at Chicago’s London House from 1961 to ’63, then at Mr. Kelly’s from ’63 to ’75. He played with and arranged for Peggy Lee, and worked extensively with Pearl Bailey. He also worked with Frank Sinatra, Joe Williams, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, instrumentalists Dizzy Gillespie, Louie Bellson, Charlie Shavers, Barney Kessel and countless others.