Williams, Marty

In Moon Bay, 2011CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 17.1

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

Performance: 4
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Sound: 4
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O’s Notes: Welcome to the world of pianist, singer and producer Marty Williams, a man who has had music in his veins from an early age. Ahmad Jamal inspired him but his playing takes on a more soulful bluesy note backed by a solid rhythm section. Marty has a raspy voice but his tone is spot on lending to a unique and enjoyable character. There are a dozen standards here that you’ve heard before but not in this light! Guitarist Eric Swinderman does an excellent job complimenting Williams with both funky rhythms and lead lines. They swing on “On A Clear Day” but it’s mostly jazzy blues. The program is strong start to finish highlighted by “Brother”, “Sunny” and the title track. If you get a chance to hear this cat live, take it!


Publicist: Kari-On Productions