Don Williamson

Don Williamson

Trumpeter Sean Jones conceptualized, and now has delivered, an album unlike any of his previous recordings on Mack Avenue, the label on which, at the age of 28, he has been…
Mark Isaacs is recognized as a force in the Australian jazz scene, where he busily records his own albums, composes for various groups, both jazz- based and classical, perf…
In one of those fateful instances of serendipity that lead to important life experiences, Cellar Live producer Cory Weeds visited The Jazz Record Center on his first trip t…

Recently, Ron Carter has been receiving his due. Though many listeners think that Carter’s most notable achievement was his participation in the second great Miles Davis qu…

How odd that Bobby Hutcherson, one of the innovators of jazz vibraphone, has not recorded an album as a leader in eight years. One would expect that there always would be e…
As Branford Marsalis continues with his worthy idea of honoring overlooked but important musicians by recording them on his own label, he has come around to producing a CD …
Eldar has progressed from the status of "teenage phenomenon" to "twenty-something phenomenon," now that he has passed the age of twenty. After all, some revered jazz musici…
Eerily, the press release that accompanied this album for review concludes with this statement: ".... Alvin Batiste and his band.... will be featured in the Jazz Tent at th…
As one who revels in opportunities to perform with jazz musicians he admired throughout the very early stages of his career in Cleveland, Joe Lovano enjoyed particular deli…
Jazz enthusiasts who have been fortunate enough to find and purchase Enrico Pieranunzi’s recordings have discovered a pianist who ranks in the top echelon of this generatio…