Billy Childs Quartet Live Performance
Billy Childs is a remarkable musician. I first met him in 1986 when he was working with Dianne Reeves so I thought of him as a consummate pianist for accompanying singers. As the years went on, his talents as an arranger, trio leader and composer have revealed themselves through a variety of projects and recordings. This NPR New Year’s Eve broadcast from the Blue Whale in LA in 2011 features his trio and guest reedman Bob Sheppard on a great set that puts Billy’s piano chops front and center.