Tagged Jeff Williams

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Jazz News (April 2019)

Charlie Anderson rounds up the latest Jazz News.   Sun Ra Arkestra Under the direction of veteran saxophonist Marshall Allen, Sun Ra Arkestra return for their annual performance at the Con Club in Lewes on Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd April.   The Comet Is Coming Influenced by Sun Ra and with an acclaimed new…

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Album Review: Jeff Williams – Lifelike

Jeff Williams Lifelike (Whirlwind WR4721)       Jeff William’s contribution to jazz history stretches back to his epochal 1970s collaboration with Dave Liebman and Richie Beirach’s Lookout Farm, and he’s showing no signs of slowing down. This recording follows on from 2016s well-received Outlier; in a kind of trans-atlantic talent swap, guitarist Phil Robson has…

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Album Review: Jeff Williams – Outlier

 Jeff Williams Outlier   Jeff Williams – drums, percussion, Fender Rhodes Josh Arcoleo – tenor saxophone Phil Robson – guitar Kit Downes – piano, Fender Rhodes Sam Lasserson – bass   Whirlwind WR4684         The veteran US percussionist’s new release tops up an already extensive discography that stretches from Dave Liebman’s seminal 1973…

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Jeff Williams Interview

What was it like studying with legendary drum teacher Alan Dawson? “My main purpose in going to Berklee College of Music in 1968 was to study with Alan. Already legendary, at the time he had so many students there that he was reduced to giving weekly half hour lessons. Those would often turn out to…