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As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

RIP John Williams

Sad to learn of the death of American jazz pianist John Williams - not to be confused with the film composer or the classical guitarist of the same name - who recorded with Stan Getz and Brookmeyer amongst others back in the '50s and '60s. I discovered him on a Stan Getz album, Interpretations, but, sadly, heard little else of him over the years.
Marc Myers, writing in his Jazz Wax (the world's number one) blog, reveals he made several impressive solo albums of which samples can be heard in his obituary of the pianist.
John Williams left us on December 15 aged 89.
Rest In Peace.
Lance.

2 comments :

Russell said...

I recall being very impressed hearing John Williams at Darlington Arts Centre. Bill Crow was on bass and, on the day,much to my disappointment, drummer Frank Isola didn't appear as advertised.

Mike Farmer said...

Years ago I met John Williams on a Jazz Cruise aboard the QE2 and got to play a couple of tunes at a jam session. He wss retired and living in Sebring,Florida Such a unique player.R.I.P-Mike Farmer

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