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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.
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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.

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