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Billy Foster Trio and Friends "Portrait"

by Billy Foster

"Portrait" is a remarkably unique jazz CD that features 10 instrumental originals and 4 vocal standards with captivating arrangements and performances that will delight the ears of every jazz fan.
Genre: Jazz: Bebop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Jammin' at the House
5:29 album only
2. B's Bop
4:26 album only
3. Into the Dawn
6:15 album only
4. I Thought About You
3:26 album only
5. See, Mine Are Blues
4:44 album only
6. Triste
3:53 album only
7. Portrait
6:01 album only
8. I'm Thinking Love
3:43 album only
9. Jazz Vesper Hymn
4:14 album only
10. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
3:19 album only
11. The Flower
7:38 album only
12. I'm Beginning to See the Light
3:15 album only
13. Movin' On
5:16 album only
14. Ballad
6:54 album only


Album Notes
Billy Foster is a respected pianist, composer,
educator and producer. He has performed as a
professional musician for more than 30 years. In
addition to performing across the U.S. with others, he
has led his own groups for much of that time. Mr
Foster has written and produced recordings with "Billy
Foster And Audio" and the "Billy Foster Trio". He is a
featured soloist on two of guitarist Henry Johnson's
CD.s on MCA Records and can also be heard on
recordings by the Valparaiso Faculty Jazz Trio. His
latest work as a recording artist can be heard on the
CD "Portrait" by the Billy Foster Trio. Mr Foster has
also written and produced several television

As an educator, Billy Foster recently retired from 35
years as a public school music teacher and has served
as jazz piano instructor at Valparaiso University
since 1979. In this capacity he has conducted many
jazz clinics, lectures, and educational performances.
Over the years Mr. Foster has played concerts with
such luminaries as Art Farmer, James Moody, Slide
Hampton, George Coleman, Red Rodney, Ernie Watts, Tom
Harrell, Jimmy Heath and many others.

Currently Mr. Foster acts as host of "The Billy Foster
Jazz Zone" on WGVE radio 88.7 in Gary, In.

featured musicians on the CD "Portrait":

Billy Foster - piano
Renee Miles-Foster - vocals
Henry Johnson - guitar
Bruce Evans - bass
Lannie Turner - drums
Jeff Brown - drums
Dr. Odies Williams - trumpet
Carl Coan - tenor saxophone

"The CD "Portrait" we consider to be some of our best
work. We hope you'll take the time to listen and



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Joyce Singleton

I love it! It connects the new sounds with memories.
We always enjoy the new and energetic sounds; however, the older tunes keep us grounded and help us to love the smoothness and rhythms of the new works. Music is life and these pieces seem to help us connect and remember and look forward.

Royal Joiner

Cool Jazz with that Old School feel
Great piano work!!! The players are all top notch. Reminiscent of the BeBop Era - The vocalist has the sound of Sarah Vaughn. Cool CD for Cool people and The Hep Cats amoungst us all. 4 snaps - Can U Dig It