Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Heads of State, featuring four of the most respected jazz artists of our time, releases its first recording! Gary Bartz, Larry Willis, Buster Williams, and Al Foster present a band over 50 years in the making. Debut recording of an all-star quartet featuring jazz masters Gary Bartz, Larry Willis, Buster Williams, and Al Foster. Selections include several songs associated with McCoy Tyner. Deluxe gatefold digipak with original photography by Jimmy Katz.
New 2,000-word original liner notes. Press campaign by DL Media. Radio campaign by GROOV Marketing. Social media and email marketing by Smoke Sessions Records.
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Personnel: Gary Bartz (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Larry Willis (piano); Al Foster (drums).
Audio Mixers: Roman Klun; Paul Stache.
Liner Note Author: Ted Panken.
Recording information: Sear Sound, Studio C, New York City (01/11/2015).
Photographer: Jimmy Katz.