The Beat Drives the Thing – Jeff Williams’s New CD “Lifelike” A Sonic Celebration

There’s a lot happening in “Dream Visitor,” a song from the upcoming CD called “Lifelike” by Jeff Williams. Assertive statements from trumpet, then sax, play over complex multi-rhythms from Williams on drums. Though not melodically prominent, there’s a theme that’s revisited briefly throughout the song. A bass drags us along in the beginning of “Lament”... Continue Reading →

The Train on the Tracks

When you’re a percussionist, everything looks like it belongs in your drum kit. Free-improviser Mark Sanders uses all manner of objects and musical accessories to create different sounds. The UK-based drummer has a long list of jazz colleagues to play mix and match. No matter who he plays with (the personnel combinations in his career... Continue Reading →

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