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Leroy Williams: Time Is

Read "Time Is" reviewed by Mitchell Seidel

At 67, the precocious Leroy Williams is prepared to unleash his talents as a leader on the music world. Williams, a wonderfully melodic drummer who has been playing around New York for decades, always seems to be an important part of someone else's group. Hopefully, this album will alert folks to his talents. For his debut effort he has assembled a stirling group of people who know how to--as the old report card said--play well with others. Guitarist ...

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Leroy Williams

Read "Leroy Williams" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

A journeyman who is well regarded by his peers but seldom acknowledged by critics or the listening public, Leroy Williams has played in the bands of many of the jazz giants who came to prominence during the mid-to-late twentieth century. Despite high profile work with Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, and Stan Getz, over thirty years in the company of Barry Harris, plus dozens of interesting recording dates, Williams’ self-effacing artistry often goes unnoticed. A smart, unobtrusive stylist in the bebop ...


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