Don Williamson

Don Williamson

The release of any Jim Hall recording is cause for celebration.... among fellow guitarists, among jazz enthusiasts, or even among those who appreciate disarming but challen…
Who knew that Frankie Laine, popular singer from the 1950’s and whose records now remain largely unheralded, was a songwriter too? In fact, some of his songs, like "We’ll B…
Despite his long involvement in jazz with some of the art form’s most recognizable names as well as continuing critical acclaim, Mark Kramer remains undersung. Part of his …
No doubt you’re aware of the remarkable and growing DVD collections of, yes, iconic jazz artists playing in Europe during their prime years. Two sets of Jazz Icons D…
Just as jazz enthusiasts think that they have been afforded numerous listening opportunities for legendary jazz artists including by reissues, newly found studio recordings…
Gorgeous. As ever, Take 6’s ability to harmonize produces gorgeous results on its new CD, The Standard. Admired throughout the group’s career for its unique so…
It’s not that Kelley Johnson is an unknown jazz singer. Despite her residency in Seattle, she tours the world and performs with top musicians like Wynton Marsalis and Fred …
Roy Hargrove hasn’t defined the term "Earfood" explicitly as far as I know, but his new CD by the same name, provides a 67-minute-long musical demonstration of the concept.…
Too often, jazz musicians leave us too soon. Sadly, the list is unfortunately, relatively long. It includes Michel Petrucciani, who passed from a pulmonary infection at the…
Once again, Martial Solal proves that he continues to be one of the leading jazz pianists, as he has been throughout the past 60 years, though the distribution of his recor…