Don Williamson

Don Williamson

Sonny Rollins’ Freedom Suite has become so integrated within jazz vocabulary that its themes are immediately recognizable as he plays through its various, but connec…
So when does a prodigy cross over to fulfill youthful promise and contribute to the progress of an art form? At what point did the precocious, classically trained Herbie Ha…
After releasing his reflective Close to My Heart, a musical reminiscence of the records he heard his mother play at home, Jeremy Pelt determined to record solely ori…
So Grace Kelly is sixteen? You could have fooled me. She doesn’t sound a day under forty. An alto saxophone phenomenon from Boston, Kelly has received more recognition by h…
Night Whispers might as well have been entitled Emily, for "Emily" is the most reinforced song, thrice performed, on Marc Copland’s third installment of his <…
Christian Howes’ story is certainly inspirational and gratifying, for it involves a comeback from severe adversity through natural talent and unstoppable perseverance, even…
Even though it was lamented that the B-3 organ sound lost some of its prominence in the seventies and eighties, it never went away in Columbus, Ohio, where it remained an i…
Ken Hatfield’s To Be Continued... is notable for several reasons. For one thing, composer Bill McCormick, who had dropped from public awareness for much too long, is…
Recently, many jazz enthusiasts outside of Philadelphia are re-discovering the talent there which never went away, even though the jazz press may have turned much of its at…
Jeff and John Clayton, who have performed so often together in the past in numerous circumstances, now have recorded their first album on the innovative ArtistShare label, …