John A. Williams’ books have often incorporated the fabric of jazz to make cogent and compelling points about critical issues. Tyrone Brown has assembled an unusual configuration to pay tribute to the author. The keyboard is excluded from the usual rhythm-section lineup, while alto saxophonist Bobby Zankel is aided by a configuration of viola, violin, cello and guitar. Since he was at one time an ace jazz critic, it’s not surprising that John A. Williams would also prove a fine oral performer.
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