What Tomorrow Brings
Twelve original pieces and two covers make up this exquisite display of fingerstyle guitar artistry. Pattis' most ambitious work to date, these most recent compositions and arrangements are intensely personal, yet they are like an open book, with each piece a complete and accessible chapter or story unto itself. "What Tomorrow Brings," on the Guitar Odyssey label, fully demonstrates Larry Pattis' unique combination of talents as composer, arranger, and master of the steel-string guitar. His heartfelt folk-oriented lyrical approach to the guitar, along with his classically inspired attention to tone, dynamics and subtle nuance, provides for a CD that is filled with track after track of music that demands the listener's attention. In listening to his superb recordings, or experiencing the magic of a live concert, Larry Pattis succeeds in merging styles of instrumental guitar music not normally found in the same room together. Both Folk and Classical styles seem to be fully represented within Larry's playing and compositions. 'Larry Pattis blends the emotional commitment of folk and the prowess of classical, a harmonious union of beauty, melody, nuance and technique that demand- and reward- serious listening.' Montreal International Jazz Festival 'Come be enthralled, entranced, transported and inspired...an original, empathic and powerful guitar virtuoso.' Bay City Arts Center Larry Pattis was born and raised in suburban Chicago. Now settled outside of Eugene, Oregon, Larry has toured all across the United States.