Larry "Wild" Wrice
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Where are you located?
las vegas
What is your affiliation to the Jazz World?
Musical Artist, Vocalist, Manager, Educator, Clinician, Music Director, Jazz Presenter
Tell us a little about your background...
Larry started out dancing and then started playing drums in the American Legion Drum and Bugle core. From there started playing a set of drums in amateur shows and after that started his first band and played his first real gig with Lil Green, at that time she was the Queen of the Blues. From that, worked around the city of Chicago until he got first road gig with Floyd Dickson.

First trip to the Apollo was with Ruth Brown and Willis Jackson. After that, went back into the Apollo with Joe Lewis and the Leonard Reed show. Played around NY and then back into the Apollo with Dinah Washingtion and last time at the Apollo was with Lloyd Price and his big band.

Eventually became a studio drummer for Motown, recorded a first jazz album with Motown, which was never released. On this recording were Pat Martino, Red Holoway and Clarence Anderson. In 1959 cut his own album , The Big Sound of Larry "Wild" Wrice on World Pacific Jazz. the charts for that album were alll done by Bobby Bryant, James Spaulding on alto and flute and tenor. Bobby Blivins on organ and himself on drums. His drum artistry is also heard on Dancing in the Street and Heatwave with Martha Reeves and the Vandella`s. You can also hear him on Pride and Joy with Marvin Gaye.

For a few years worked with The Dorothy Donegan trio. At the time Doc Jones was the bassist.

Another great love of him is skiing In 1971 he became the first black certified ski-instructor in the state of Illinois, while working at Playboy.
How did you hear about the Jazz Network? Please give full name of contact
Jaijai Jackson
What Instrument do you play?
Vocalist, Drums
What is your website address? Only websites that pertain to your business and how you can be contacted.
http://www.thejazznetwork.ning.com/profile/larrywildwrice

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At 8:44am on December 5, 2011, Juicy Organism said…

Hi Larry,

 

Nice to hear from you and am nicely surprised about your celebration next Sunday and yes, I wish I was able to be a part of it, you must be surrounded with a lot of good musicians that day. My girlfriend aspect to deliver my first son at the 11th and I like to be around her.

Nevertheless, I wish you a nice day and a lot of good years in future.

 

Warm regards, Jurriaan

 

PS Check this out, Last two years I built up the website www.juicyorganism.com, I have mentioned your name and that of The Chicago Blues Busters in page >> Memory Lane.

A story about how I have experienced my first gigs as a jazz organist in The Chicago Blues Busters.

At 10:35pm on December 4, 2011, Eileen Auerbach said…

Hi, Larry,

It's so nice to hear from you. It sounds like you're really going to do your birthday up in style ... congratulations!

Let me give you my regular e-mail address: eeniea@aol.com

-- Eileen

At 10:12am on December 2, 2011, Juicy Organism said…

Hi Larry,

 

How are you doing these day’s.

Your comment wall show’s a last comment two years ago.

I wonder if you’re still a member of the net work and this message will reach you.

You might not remember me instantly but we used to play together and with the tenor man named Sonny ?, back in Germany seventeen years ago. I keep up nice memories working with you. Like to say hello to my partner at that time and I hope you are still amongst us.

 

Warm regards,  Jurriaan (Juicy Organism)

At 1:17am on December 16, 2009, Eileen Auerbach said…
Hi, Larry, I'm an old friend of yours from Chicago ... we met at a ski instructor's clinic in Lake Generva, Wisconsin, and later I taught one of your kid students. Remember? This was when you had the gig at the Playboy ski area. I used to live at Carl Sandberg Terrace? Anyway, it's been about 40 years, and I was amazed to see you're still alive and and still drumming. My family and I have lived in San Francisco for many years. I was checking out some jazz options in Las Vegas, and your name popped up.
If you see this, send me a message back. I'm also on Myspace.
-- Eileen Auerbach, eeniea@aol.com
At 10:35pm on March 17, 2009, Gary Harris said…
I met James Spaulding on TJN tonight and now I have the honor of getting to know you. Welcome and I hope to be in contact with you in the future.
At 12:09am on February 20, 2009, Enrico Galetta said…
Larry thank you for add me, it's a pleasure to be part of your friends list.
Keep in touch. Ciao
At 12:49pm on February 18, 2009, Luiz Santos said…
Welcome Larry
Thank you for joining the Jazz Network!
And check out my rhythm world!
Peace,Luiz
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At 12:12am on February 18, 2009, Eddy said…
Leuk! Hoe kom jij in Las Vegas verzeild?
At 11:45pm on February 17, 2009, Eddy said…
What a confusing message from Las Vegas!! Is it you that wrote or your wife??

Eddy
At 6:07pm on February 17, 2009, Jaijai Jackson said…
Hi Larry!!

Great to have you here in The Jazz Network!!! Can't wait to see what will come from you being a part of our family.

Love to Louise!! Great meeting you both!

xo
Jaijai
 
 
 

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