Friends (Hugh Masekela and Larry Willis album)

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ReleasedJune 15, 2012 (2012-06-15)
LabelHouse of Masekela HOM001
Hugh Masekela and Larry Willis chronology
Playing @ Work
Professional ratings
Review scores
The Telegraph4/5 stars[1]

Friends is a collaborative album by South African jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela and American jazz pianist Larry Willis.[2] The album is the long-awaited sequel to Almost Like Being in Jazz released in 2005.[3][4][5] Recorded in Pretoria, Friends premiered in Cape Town at the Mahogony Room in April 2012. It is a four-piece album, a 39-track boxset reworking of American jazz standards, released on the new record label, House of Masekela.


  1. ^ Hewett, Ivan (9 June 2015). "Hugh Masekela & Larry Willis, Barbican, review: 'royally entertaining'". The Telegraph. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  2. ^ Effinger, Shannon J. (1 May 2012). "Hugh Masekela & Larry Willis: FRIENDS". Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Friends: Hugh Masekela and Larry Willis warm up the Music Circuit". Design Indaba. 13 February 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Hugh Masekela & Larry Willis: FRIENDS Past Performance". Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Hugh Masekela, Larry Willis – Friends". Discogs. Retrieved 30 October 2017.

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