Williams, Jeff

Whirlwind, 2013CD
Instrument: Drums

Issue: 19.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Avant Garde
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Drummer Jeff Williams leads a quartet sans piano with Duane Eubanks (t), John O’Gallagher (sax) and John Hebert (b). Williams splits time between New York and London and decided to bring his NY-based quartet to London for a tour. The Listener is a live set at The Vortex Jazz Club during May 2012. They play eight songs, four written by Williams, two from Eubanks, one by Hebert and a cover. Jeff sticks to his mantra of playing within the music, not over thinking what to play. Herbert does a fine job leading the melodies on several tracks. Never let an ocean prevent sharing of the hard bop/free jazz movement!


Publicist: Two for the Show Media