Whirlwind, 2013, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Avant Garde
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