Drummer Willie Jones III is best experienced front row, and “full throttle.” His latest release is Groundwork featuring compositions by Cedar Walton, Eric Reed and Buster Williams.
When Willie was still living in LA, Billy Higgins told him: “Don’t wait for somebody else to decide when you are ready to be a leader.” Well... Willie is now one of the world's leading jazz drummers and a brilliant leader.
Eric Reed says: “Willie has a west-coast swagger to his swing that isn’t lackadaisical and a New York edge that isn’t overwhelming. There is nothing academic about Willie on the bandstand.” With the band Willie has put together for this gig, we will be hearing what Willie calls... Straight-Swingin’-Real-Jazz ! !
- Willie Jones IIIdrums
- Eric Reedpiano
- Ralph Mooretenor saxophone
- Mike Olmostrumpet
- Mike Gurrolabass