James Williams - Jazz Dialogues mp3 album
James Williams (March 8, 1951 – July 20, 2004) was an American jazz pianist. James Williams was born March 8, 1951 in Memphis, Tennessee. He began his formal piano studies at age 13, and was subsequently an organist at Eastern Star Baptist Church in Memphis, a position he held for six years.
Jazz Dialogues, Vol. 2: Focus is a hard bop music album recording by JAMES WILLIAMS released in 2003 on CD, LP/Vinyl and/or cassette. No JAMES WILLIAMSVOL.
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Jazz Pianist James Williams grew up in Memphis where he was steeped in gospel and blues. Those sounds still resonate in his playing. He taught piano at the Berklee School of Music in Boston during which time he had the opportunity to play with such notables as Allan Dawson, Dizzy Gillespie, and a host of others. He became recognized as well for his jazz compositions, such as Alter Ego, WillPower and others.
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A few months prior to his death in the summer of 2004, pianist James Williams simultaneously released four volumes of a series entitled Jazz Dialogues that consisted of encounters with a variety of different musicians.
View the profiles of people named James Williams. 1: Willpower. Jazz Dialogues, Vol. 4: Music for a While. Meets the Saxophone Masters. SongMeanings is a place for discussion and discovery.
The title of pianist James Williams 1992 recording with tenor saxophonists George Coleman, Joe Henderson and Billy Pierce is James Williams Meets The Saxophone Masters (DIW/Columbia). This millenium, the designation master certainly belongs to Williams. The Memphis born musician was raised on Gospel and R&B, but soon turned to the music of the hometown pianists Harold Mabern and Phineas Newborn for jazz inspiration.
|Volume #1 Willpower|
|1-1||Rainy Days And Mondays||10:03|
|1-4||Le Wizard De Basso||8:41|
|1-7||Be Real Special||6:04|
|1-8||Close To You||5:02|
|10||I Surrender All||4:56|
|Volume #2 Focus|
|2-2||Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You?||6:03|
|2-3||Put On A Happy Face||5:31|
|2-4||I Know It's You||6:00|
|2-5||They Didn't Believe Me||4:17|
|2-8||For My Nephews||7:08|
|2-9||I've Got The World On A String||6:31|
|2-11||These Foolish Things||6:58|
|Volume #3 Out Of Nowhere|
|3-1||I Mean You||7:40|
|3-2||That's My Desire||4:50|
|3-4||Out Of Nowhere||5:36|
|3-5||When You're Smiling||5:35|
|3-6||A Child Is Born||9:02|
|3-7||Teach Me Tonight||6:45|
|3-9||For All We Know||6:04|
|3-10||The Old Country||7:07|
|3-11||Little B's Poem||4:44|
|Volume #4 Music For Awhile|
|4-2||Take Time For Love||7:40|
|4-4||Walk With Me||6:32|
|4-5||Old Times Sake||5:07|
|4-6||If I Loved You||4:26|
|4-7||The More I See You||7:12|
|4-8||Pieces Of A Dream||7:15|
|4-9||East Of The Sun||4:49|
|4-10||Music For A While||4:03|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – James Williams
- Copyright (c) – James Williams
- Recorded At – Avatar Studios
- Mastered At – Foothill Digital
- Alto Saxophone – Steve Wilson
- Bass – Christian McBride, John Clayton, John Patitucci, Peter Washington, Ray Drummond, Ron Carter, Rufus Reid
- Electric Guitar – Dave Stryker, Russell Malone
- Engineer – James Anderson*
- Executive-Producer – John Tibbetts
- Liner Notes – Ted Panken
- Photography By – Jimmy Katz, Mark Peterson , R. Andrew Lepley
- Piano, Producer – James Williams
- Soprano Saxophone – Billy Pierce
- Tenor Saxophone – Billy Pierce, Houston Person, Joe Lovano, Loren Schoenberg
- Trumpet – Jon Faddis
- Vibraphone – Steve Nelson
- Vocals – Etta Jones, Freddy Cole, Kim Nalley, Mary Stallings, Miles Griffith, Roger Holland, Steve Heck , Thomas Trotter
NotesThis 4 CD set compiles four complete CDs issued at around the same time by James Williams on his label Finas Music. Williams worked with different combinations of musicians over three days in the studio to complete the music in this set. These are among his final recordings as a leader prior to his death on July 20, 2004.
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