Art Lillard's new CD- Reasons to be thankful

Art Lillard is a hard swinging NYC drummer, prolific composer and band leader who I began playing with while living in NYC . He has come out to play with me in Portland during the summers over the last several years. Both his tunes and his playing are extraordinary. He'll be out here again in late July for some more gigs and a recording, so look for him then.

He's put his life-blood as well a small fortune into his newest big band CD. We recorded it at the same studio that Bird with strings was recorded (that was cool to think about while playing). Art has paid some serious dues in the trenches of NYC for decades as a leader and as a sideman. Art swings his ass off!

Here are some audio clips from his CD Reasons to be thankful.

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