Beauty Within – James Williams
1980s-style jazz at its finest: rich, complex, and soaring. Solo piano arrangement and exclusive MP3 also available.
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- Recording: James Williams - Alter Ego
- Recorded on: July 19 & 20, 1984
- Label: Sunnyside (SSC 1007)
- Concert Key: D
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Ballad
- Soprano Sax - Bill Pierce
- Piano - James Williams
- Bass - Ray Drummond
- Drums - Tony Reedus
Check out all of James Williams's compositions on jazzleadsheets.com. Many have solo piano arrangements. Second Floor Music's publication which includes thirteen solos is available from MusicDispatch.com and other music dealers.
March 8, 1951 – July 20, 2004
James Williams' distinguished career began in the city in which he was raised: Memphis, Tennessee. Having taken up piano at the age of thirteen, he graduated from Memphis State University in the early seventies and threw himself into his city's jazz community. Only a year after attaining his degree, Williams was hired as a professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Coming to a new city opened up an entirely new scene for the young pianist, who began to play as a sideman for visiting artists like Red Norvo, Art Farmer, Sonny Stitt and Milt Jackson. When Art Blakey met him in 1977, he convinced the then-26 year-old Williams to resign from Berklee and go on tour with the Jazz Messengers, a post he held for the next four years and with whom he would win a Grammy Award nomination for the album "Straight Ahead." Read more...