Thursday, November 24, 2016

Bruce Williams

Artist:  Bruce Williams
Origin:  Washington, D.C. USA
Genre:  Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Saxophone Jazz
Occupation:  Musician
Instruments:  Alto & Soprano Saxophone

Bruce Williams is a powerful young Jazz Saxophonist from Washington, D. C..  He has performed, toured, and recorded with a long roster of Jazz Legends such as:  Little Jimmy Scott, Frank Foster, The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Stanley Cowell, Louis Smith, The Count Basie Orchestra, Russell Gunn, Curtis Fuller and Roy Hargrove.  He has been an honored recipient of awards from DownBeat Magazine and The Charlie Parker Music and More Foundation.  He has placed on two Grammy nominated recordings and sent him to numerous cities throughout the US and abroad:  France, Italy, Germany, Scandinavia, Switzerland, the West Indies and Japan.  He is currently a member of the Thelonious Monk Legacy Septet, formed by Ben Riley (Drummer), and of Roy Hargrove's RH Factor.  He also leads four bands of his own:  A Quartet, A Quintet, A Jazz Organ Trio, and a Progressive Electric Jazz Group.

Title:  Private Thoughts  (2016)
Genre:  Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Saxophone Jazz
Label:  Passin' Thru Records
Rating:   *****


 1.  Mata Leon  (4:28)
 2.  Private Thoughts  (5:07)
 3.  Premonitions  (4:41)
 4.  Forever Asking Why  (5:06)
 5.  Old Forester  (5:44)
 6.  Last Visit In The Mirror  (3:54)
 7.  The Void  (6:03)
 8.  The Price We Pay  (7:05)
 9.  I Still Carry On  (6:10)
10. View Through A Sheet  (6:25)
11. Past Tense  (3:51)


Bruce Williams:  Alto & Soprano Saxophone
Josh Evans:  Trumpet on Tracks:  1, 3, 7
Frederick Hendrix:  Trumpet, Flugelhorn on Tracks:  5, 8, 11
Brad Williams:  Guitar on Tracks:  3, 5, 7, 11
Brando  McCune:  Piano on Tracks:  2, 3, 5, 9, 11
Alan Palmer:  Piano on Tracks:  1, 4, 10
Chris Berger:  Bass
Vincent Ector:  Drums on Tracks:  1-3, 5-9, 11
Chris Beck:  Drums on Tracks:  4, 10

Private Thoughts is the fourth studio album by Bruce Williams, was released on October 21, 2016 by Passin' Thru Records, featuring Josh Evans, Frederick Hendrix, Brad Williams, Brando McCune, Alan Palmer, Chris Berger, Vincent Ector, and Chris Beck.

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