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Don Williamson

Don Williamson

Ah, yes. Christmas in New Orleans. The thought does evoke vivid images and strong emotions. But of what kind? For Christmas in New Orleans this year will…
Anita Baker, who vanished from the commercial music scene for a decade to tend to family matters and attain some peace of mind, is making up for lost time, that’s for sure.…
Kenny Carr, Ray Charles’ guitarist for over ten years, decided in 1997 to record with some of his friends from his boyhood hometown of Santa Cruz, California, now that they…
Often there is a direct exchange of concepts between black writers and jazz. Some of the novels include references to the power of the music, and the music receives inspira…
Although Barb Jungr has been on the British music scene since the 1970’s, she has developed a resolutely individualistic persona since she started singing solo in the 1990’…
Fortunately for us, Dreyfus Jazz is continuing to record Ahmad Jamal in a series of releases since his CD with George Coleman, Olympia 2000. One of the giants of jaz…
We have been hearing Dr. Billy Taylor’s National Public Radio broadcasts from Kennedy Center for, it seems, so long now that listeners may require a period of adjustment to…
Having established himself as one of the most promising of a new generation of male jazz vocalists ever since he started recording in 1993, Kevin Mahogany now has attained …
Schuur Fire continues the pun-based series of Diane Schuur albums that have been left listeners agape at the force of her voice. With natural swing and unabashed sin…
A landmark birthday party occurred two years ago when Marian McPartland celebrated her eighty-fifth at the Birdland nightclub in New York. The word "landmark" is used not b…