Don Williamson

Don Williamson

In what she said was the first public performance of the songs on Tales Of Wonder, Nnenna Freelon explained that she has been listening to Stevie Wonder’s music most…
Curtis Stigers surprised more than a few people with Baby Plays Around, his first Concord CD. While Stigers spent a decade recording pop tunes and gaining a high deg…
Just seeing Dexter Gordon in the audience on Oscar night--a bemused jazzman among the glittering and posturing actors and actresses like James Woods or Jane Fonda--made the…
While the name of "The Classic Trio" may sound presumptuous if a member of the trio itself had chosen it, that's not the case. When Sharp Nine producer Marc Edelman was sta…
Hillsboro Jazz took the leap last year into jazz CD production with a string of releases featuring Nashville musicians who for years have backed up some of the well-known n…
The delights are so plentiful on Tonight At Noon.... Three Or Four Shades Of Love that it's difficult to find a starting point for reviewing the CD. The relatively …
Live At The Quick is unlike any other CD you'll hear this year, or perhaps ever again in your lifetime. It's that unique. And to declare that Béla Fleck ha…
Jeff Golub seems not to have suffered from the lack of gigs, even as he remained a sideman to more famous names. Most especially, Golub worked with Rod Stewart in his tours…
Bill Charlap was one of many jazz musicians whom the his peers regarded highly and who showed up over the course of a decade to accompany bigger names on their releases. So…
Nobody can break glass with the sound of a voice like Rachelle Ferrell. Not even the sadly missed Minnie Ripperton--who caused pop radio listeners in the 1970's to swoon wh…