Don Williamson

Don Williamson

Even in childhood, Jessica Medina absorbed a mixture of cultural influences that defined who she was to become. Medina grew up in New York City, but her parents are of Lati…
You may not be aware of Dave Tofani's extensive resume as a first-call musician, but you undoubtedly have heard him play. Like Phil Woods, who crafted the unforgettable sol…
Pete Mills: composer, educator and vastly talented multi-instrumentalist.Tony Monaco: recording producer, business manager and wildly entertaining B-3 organ player. <…
Bemun unintentionally could be one of the most interesting releases of the year, not only because of the honesty and the originality of the music as it synthesizes j…

Dave Brubeck continues to record, even in his 87th year, as if music were a necessary element of being, like breathing or talking. Which it is. The man who popularized jazz…

Jean-Michel Pilc has done it again. That is, Pilc has recorded yet another superlative album merely by letting the intricacies of his imagination and the condensation of hi…
Fred Hersch remembered Andy Bey’s 1970s work with Horace Silver when he asked Bey to perform on his Ballads album, and then on to his Nonesuch tribute to Billy Stray…
When Bobby Floyd plays B-3 organ, he obviously feels the music. It inhabits him. It takes over his appearance even. A Bobby Floyd performance is one in which the aud…
Judi Silvano has always been one to make some interesting, and in some cases perspicacious, choices. Equally as interested in dancing as in singing, she has sometimes combi…
Will the abundance of super-talented young piano players never cease? Not that I want it to or that such a cornucopia of youthful energy or overflowing imagination should e…