Woods, William

Whaling City Sound, 2005CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 11.4

Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Dr. Woods (p) plays a bubbly set of smooth jazz tunes that contrast with some darker selections. The catchy riffs are infused with some dazzling piano solos. Denny Jones (g), Chris Kent (b), Glen Caruba (perc) and Raymond Massey (d) give William a lot of support with tight funky rhythms that make the music move. The highlights are the melancholic “Stir The Ashes”, the funky “Quicksand” and “Shadow Boxing”.