Don Williamson

Don Williamson

Aki Takase and Lauren Newton, both raised in separate parts of the world (Takase in Japan and Newton in the United States) and then settling in Germany, have joined for an …
Jimmy Scott is a true original. From the time he first recorded with the Lionel Hampton Big Band, Scott deconstructed songs with such heart-rending drama that listeners had…
Marcus Goldhaber appears to be a nice enough guy. He certainly cherishes childhood memories and the times that his family gathered around the piano and sang standards witho…
Grady Tate: Drummer. That’s how most jazz listeners characterize him. But Tate has alternated between drumming and singing throughout a career that spans almost half …
Dominique Eade’s influence extends beyond her memorable recordings to her success in teaching another generation of jazz singers during her 22 years on the faculty of the N…

When Half Note Records released the astounding Another Kind of Blue: The Latin Side of Miles Davis in 2004, it appeared to be a single live recording that re-interpr…

Like many other noteworthy recordings, Warren Vaché’s recording with the Scottish Ensemble, Don’t Look Back, started with an entirely different objective and deve…
Try as he might, Joe Diorio couldn’t secure a long-term contract with a major label, despite the depth of his talent and his respect within the jazz community. Peripatetic,…
How fortunate we are that Louie Bellson finally released a CD of his Sacred Music and Jazz Ballet. For years, musicians who worked with Bellson knew of his…
Once Diana Krall’s career started to climb, it never stopped gaining altitude. Even now, a leveling off from the strictly vertical climb does not seem to be imminent. Movin…