H. Allen Williams

H. Allen ’s Contributions


02/13/16    Albums

Kevin Bachelder and Jason Lee Bruns

Bachelder and Bruns have really put together a great project and offer a classy delivery of an enjoyable collection of tunes. Cherry Avenue includes original compositions and great versions of standards. The band is excellent and everyone plays from the...

01/22/16    Albums

Glauco Lima

In creating this project, Lima proves to be an expert in the art of musical transfiguration. The familiar is truly born anew in the hands of this master and this project is an excellent blend of all things musical about jazz-Latin marriages. Once Upon...

11/30/15    Albums

Northwest +1

The entire project is very memorable and with an obvious nod to the ever-popular Adderley brothers sound, the uniqueness of the ensembles command of today's modern jazz language is what sets this project apart and make it refreshingly musical.

11/20/15    Albums

Andrea Wood

Wood is what is exciting about this generation of jazz; the shear command of her instrument is present and evident in every cut. Her versatility is cutting edge and her song-crafting is mature and skilled. This being Wood’s second offering to date shows...

11/20/15    Albums

Andrew DiRuzza

I was quite taken by the music of Shapes and Analogies and even more impressed by DiRuzza, a gifted jazz guitarist and star in the making. The album is a clear winner worth repeated spins and guaranteed to add a wonderful dimension to any jazz collection.

11/09/15    Albums

Gene Ess, Eternal Monomyth

Eternal Monomyth is Ess’ musical statement about the harmonious journey taken by a hero. The term Monomyth originated with the great American mind, teacher, and philosopher, Joseph Campbell. Ess, our musical hero, unfolds a journey that is very human and...

10/02/15    Albums

Beat Funktion

Lantz has composed music that integrates jazz, funk and groove for the Beat Funktion sound from its inception. In this respect, Beat Funktion remains true to the roots of jazz, embracing the articulations and rhythms through its harmonic language and transcending...

09/24/15    Albums

Aimée Allen

Today we listen to jazz singers and hear a combination of contemporary gospel, R&B mixed with jazz and there are shows that like to critique each vocalist style like: The Voice, American Idol or BET's Sunday Best. Allen’s got the goods to deliver in the...

07/27/15    Albums

Catherine Marie Charlton

If you enjoy passionate piano improvisations with classical stylings coming from the heart, you will enjoy Charlton’s new project, Maiden's Voyage. With a stirring yearning to ramble through the woods and connect with oneself; to be unconscious and conscious...

07/23/15    Albums

Glen Ackerman

If you have a predilection for music which is excitingly different from the run-of-the-mill modern jazz, Glenious Alien Landscape will fit the bill.

06/03/15    Albums

Lu "Sweet Lu" Olutosin

A wonderful example of melding the sound of an era, but with modern day players and original tunes that lay well against the re-arranged standards, it was at times difficult to tell the standards from the originals, which speaks highly of the quality of...

05/07/15    Albums


Their first album, Out Of Jazz was received with high praise, which was followed up with Hollywood is on Fire which features MC Webbafied from the End of the Weak Crew (New York). Hollywood is on Fire mixes old school funk, jazz and hip hop in a modern...

04/25/15    Albums

Chris Cortez

With Top Secret! Cortez continues to confirm his fusion of styles and techniques that is a wide spanning musical vision of performing, improvising and composing that has been refined over the years to be of the highest artistic quality. Cortez is making...

04/05/15    Albums

Bob Mundy

Bob is also an accomplished Actor, a member of Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA and has appeared in many theatrical TV & Film productions. Favorite roles have included Party Of One (San Francisco’s longest running original review at the time), Donny the Bandleader...

02/16/15    Albums

Mark Meadows

Somethin’ Good is an excellent recording that is a perfect connection between young and older listeners, and chance to hear today’s jazz for the young, and a chance for the purist to step out of the traditional trio sound and hear the inventive and changing...

11/23/14    Albums

Beat Funktion

Beat Funktion’s latest endeavor is the next contribution to a growing discography that I feel one day will be added to the reference point of great funk/jazz bands, certainly ones to watch. Highly Recommended!

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About H. Allen Williams

H. Allen Williams joined the JazzTimes community on May 24, 2012