CD Review: John B. Williams 5Tet

John B. Williams goes back to his roots on this tribute to one-time mentor and bandleader Horace Silver.
By Freddy Villano ,

John B. Williams goes back to his roots on this tribute to one-time mentor and bandleader Horace Silver. A straightahead jazz record covering standards originally composed by Silver, African Queen features Williams seducing the listener with walking bass lines and sultry smooth solos that harken back to a less glorified but no less dignified era of bass playing.