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Some people are just born to music. Patrice Williamson’s childhood home in Memphis, Tennessee was filled with music. Her late father, Webster Williamson, was an amateur singer, choir director, and pillar of the St. Stephen’s Baptist Church music ministry, and he introduced his children early on to both sacred music and the secular styles of legendary figures like Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, and Lena Horne. Encouraged by her mother, Lillie Rivers Williamson, Patrice followed in the footsteps of her elder sister Denise and began studying the violin, making her debut at age four in front of the St

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New England Conservatory Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Groundbreaking Jazz Department

New England Conservatory Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Groundbreaking Jazz Department

In recognition and celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Jazz Studies department and the Jazz Studies program, New England Conservatory is hosting Jazz50, a year- long series of concerts and events. On stage will be the distinguished jazz alumni, faculty, students and special guests offering an incredible array of musical and compositional talent. Performances are ...

Comes Love - A Tribute To Ella Fitzgerald And Joe Pass

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2017
Track listing: Bluesette; Comes Love; 'Tis Autumn; I May Be Wrong (But I Think You're Wonderful); Take Love Easy; I Want To Talk About You; Why Don't You Do Right?; Don't Be That Way Lush Life; You Turned The Tables On Me; By Myself; One Note Samba.

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Comes Love

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Label: Tigerlily Records
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Duration: 4:47

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Patrice Williamson + Jon Wheatley: Comes Love - A Tribute To Ella Fitzgerald And Joe Pass

Read "Comes Love - A Tribute To Ella Fitzgerald And Joe Pass" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Centennial celebrations abound in 2017. In this year of years we fête many jazz greats delivered unto us one century ago--Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Rich, Mongo Santamaria, Thelonious Monk, and Tadd Dameron, to cite just a handful. That list of giants forever changed the face of this music, but it's a list that's noticeably incomplete without the ...

Free to Dream

Label: River Lily
Released: 2002
Track listing: In The Loop; But Not For Me; Free To Dream; With A Song In My Heart; The Gentle Rain; U Don't Know What You're Missin'; The Sound Of Music Suite; Alone Together; My Love Is; Love Me Or Leave Me; Celia; Another Star; Puttin' On The Ritz. (Total Time: 73:53).

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Patrice Williamson: Free to Dream

Read "Free to Dream" reviewed by Jack Bowers

You want to hear beautiful music? Go directly to Track 4 on Patrice Williamson’s latest album, Free to Dream, and listen to Rodgers and Hart’s “With a Song in My Heart” — irresistibly melodic and outspokenly tender, the way a love song should be written (and sung). I’d never before heard the introduction to this masterpiece ...

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Patrice Williamson: Free To Dream

Read "Free To Dream" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Williamson continues to build on the promise she showed on her first album, My Shining Hour as her smoky alto makes its way through a song filling it with warmth and a smooth flowing jazz sensibility. Add her compact sense of time, the ability to swing sweetly and this turns out to be a neat album.

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Patrice Williamson: Free to Dream

Read "Free to Dream" reviewed by Dave Nathan

Boston singer , by way of Memphis, TN, Patrice Williamson has come out with her second release on her River Lily label. Given the critical acclaim her first release received, it's surprising and disappointing that it has taken three years for this one to get on the streets. But such are the vagaries and narrow vision ...

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Patrice Williamson: Free to Dream

Read "Free to Dream" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Carefully... Free to Dream is the second recording by vocalist Patrice Williamson. The thirtysomething Memphis native follows up her 1998 debut, My Shining Hour with a contemporary collection of originals and standards accented with intelligence and pathos, both in choice and performance. Her originals are epistles of spirituality and self-actualization...and they swing, albeit with a humid ...


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