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Don Williamson

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You don’t classify Sweet Surroundings as "smooth jazz," for it’s not smooth enough for that. Instead, Steve Clarke has developed his own style of electronic funk tha…
Legend has it in Columbus, Ohio that you’ve really never heard Tony Monaco until you’ve heard him live. This statement has been repeated over and over again to the extent t…
The prolific and intellectually challenging Greg Osby continues to advance his ideas about new forms for jazz, even as he dips into the past. His latest release, Inner C…
Lest she become categorized strictly as a female Canadian reed player producing CD’s of the Cuban music that she loves, Jane Bunnett has gone against expectations and recor…
Cassandra Wilson has taken the journey that so many other artists have traveled. It’s a circular trip that always leads back home after years of self-discovery. After arriv…
Bobby McFerrin is one of the real indefinable geniuses of this generation’s music, and it would be a head-scratching injustice if he had no recording contract. True, many o…
Verse is the recording that Patricia Barber’s fans have been anticipating ever since Blue Note called attention to her prodigious talents by distributing her Premoni…
Money Jungle, like so many of Duke Ellington’s recordings, is an essential addition to any jazz enthusiast’s collection, and now Blue Note fortunately is re-releasin…
There’s smooth jazz, and then there’s smooth jazz, in which an accomplished musician makes his energy accessible to audiences through the development of memorable gr…
Even though Duke Ellington performed throughout his lifetime in the theater of the world, his unquantifiable presence among the world’s cultures could never be reduced to t…