Don Williamson

Don Williamson

Coming to America, the members of the Lemon Juice Quartet didn’t so much assimilate into the pre-existing jazz scene they found when they began studying at Berklee School o…
There are certain times in people’s lives when the stars are in perfect alignment, and one of those times for Kansas City musicians was the 1990’s, which marked a renaissan…
Chances are, you may not have heard of Steve Herberman. But you should. For Herberman, on his debut CD, shows a technical proficiency and feeling for the music that one wou…
It would be easy to caricaturize Erik Truffaz as another branch of the tree of Miles Davis. Truffaz’ involvement with silence as a component of sound, his experimentation w…
Sometimes the roundabout route is the most direct path to recording success. In Tony Vacca's case, he started out in New Jersey, where he played in the family's band. Then …
Christos Rafalides, a relative newcomer on the New York jazz scene with his own Manhattan Vibes group, fits right into the groove being established by Khaeon World Music. S…
Justin Time producer Jean-Pierre Leduc found the right words to describe without exaggeration Billy Bang's Vietnam: The Aftermath: "the record of his life." For list…
I was shocked when I learned that Nick Brignola had passed away on February 8 from an extended struggle against cancer. For, I had just received his most recent--and now hi…
It's not as if the musicians of the mysteriously named AntFarm Quartet just showed up in the studio one day to record their first CD. All of them live in the Philadelphia-D…
The center photograph of Richard Davis inside the liner notes tells it all: It makes him appear as if he’s meditating while his fingers lie on the strings. The bass, obviou…