Don Williamson

Don Williamson

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…
Apparently entirely absorbed in his art and not so much in making a name for himself, Jason Moran is making a name for himself through the personalized art he creates. Seep…
Gonzalo Rubalcaba is releasing his seventh in a string of Blue Note albums--due in no small part to the perseverance of Blue Note president Bruce Lundvall. For Lundvall cir…
You have to give Mark Elf high marks for gumption. Defying the odds, he continues to self-produce his own CD’s, garner high praise from the jazz press, climb to the top of …
At a time when American artists like Dave Douglas, Michael Wolff or Chick Corea are infusing their work with rhythms and modes from Eastern European or Middle Eastern refer…
I have a suggestion for Mike Herriott: Apply to perform at the 2003 International Association of Jazz Educators convention in Toronto. Herriott appears to be known among Ca…