Gary Willis bass, Llibert Fortuny saxes and electronica, Daniel Szebényi keyboards, Gergo Borlai drums.
It’s not often that fans can enjoy one of the great names in jazz history – in this case jazz fusion – in a free, open-air concert in what, considering the limitations, will be close proximity. Gary Willis, who comes to the Plaça Reial this evening, is the founder of seminal bands like Tribal Teach, with Scott Henderson. He has also worked with musicians like Wayne Shorter and he is, above all, one of the leading electric bass players in the world. He comes to us in his latest incarnation, the Gary Willis 9rOuP, a quartet he defines as “energetic, scorched-earth fusion” completed with three performers worthy of sharing the stage with the master, including the saxophonist Llibert Fortuny. A fitting end to the Plaça Reial’s cycle of concerts. No doubt about it.