Neil Larsen has had a long and varied career recording two albums with his group Full Moon, one as a member of the Larsen-Feiten Band (which included the hit single “Who’ll Be the Fool Tonight”) as well as four solo albums. The title track from Larsen’s second solo album, High Gear, was nominated for a Grammy in the category “Best Rock Instrumental Recording.”
In addition to his own recordings, Larsen has played on over 150 albums including three by George Harrison, four by Rickie Lee Jones and single albums by the Rolling Stones, Jimmy Cliff and Richard and Linda Thompson. His string and horn arrangements have been featured on records by Gregg Allman and B.B. King and over sixty of his songs have been recorded by artists as diverse as George Benson, Gregg Allman, Rickie Lee Jones, Will Smith and Miles Davis. Larsen has toured extensively with a variety of artists and for eleven years served as musical director and pianist for Al Jarreau. This past year he recorded a direct-to-disc album for Straight Ahead Records featuring his new group called Orbit.