Saturday, 20 December 2008

Dave Williams - Soul Is Free

Soul Is Free

Soul Is Free

71 MB
256+ VBR LAME mp3
Vinyl rip & scans from AVI 6040

AMG Bio by Chris Kelsey

Williams is probably best-known for his long stint with pianist Cedar Walton, but he's also played with many other famous jazz artists, including drummer Beaver Harris, flugelhornist Chuck Mangione, and singer Vanessa Rubin. Williams studied with Ron Carter while in his 20s. He worked with Harris in New York City and Mangione in Rochester, NY around 1969, and backed pop singer Roberta Flack in the early '70s. During the 70's Williams played with alto saxophonists Ornette Coleman and Charles McPherson, pianists Billy Taylor, Kenny Barron, and Duke Jordan, drummer Elvin Jones, and tenor saxophonists Archie Shepp and George Adams, among others. He played in the bands of alto saxophonist Art Pepper and trombonist Slide Hampton in the '80s, and also worked with trumpeter Woody Shaw. He began playing with Walton around 1983; thereafter he was a member of Walton's various bands, often forming a rhythm section with Billy Higgins before the drummer's death in 2001. Williams played on Vanessa Rubin's 2001 release, Girl Talk, and on Manhattan Transfer vocalist Janis Siegel's 2002 album, I Wish You Love. Walton also played on both albums.

Come On Down Boogie People

Dave Williams - Bass
Spider Webb - Drums
Michael Stanton - Electric Piano
Bob Etoll - Guitar
W. Michael Lewis - Organ, Synthesizer, Clarinet, Marimba,
Backing Vocals
Laurin Rinder - Percussion, Backing Vocals
Azar Lawrence - Alto Sax
Justo Almario - Tenor Sax
David Stout - Trombone
Harry Kim - Trumpet
Dee Ervin - Lead Vocals,
Backing Vocals
Joe Izen - Backing Vocals

All Songs Written By Dave Williams
Arranged and Conducted by - W. Michael Lewis
Concertmaster - Bill Henderson

1 Soul Is Free
2 Out Of The Sheets-Into The Streets
3 Let's Go Visit The World Today
4 Change Of Pace
5 Come On Down, Boogie People
6 Party Lady
7 Keep Dancin' Wit Me
8 Glad I Found You

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Djalma said...

Thanks Cheeba! Another great one! I was just wondering, which software do you use for cleaning your rips, I like the sound soooo much... Thanks bro...

cheeba said...

You're always welcome, Djalma!

I use Brian Davies' ClickRepair and DeNoise from here. They were $40 each and well worth it.

I used to have pirate copies of $1000+ fx plugins for years before I got the tip from Smooth this summer... best $80 I ever spent on legit software.

Try the demo, you get to run it free 20 times before it asks for the reg code.

corvimax said...

i never heard of Dave Williams, but the presence of Azar Lawrence convinced me. i will get it,thanks

cheeba said...

hey corvimax, if you like this at all you should keep your eyes open for any of the Lewis & Rinder productions on AVI (eg. Saint Tropez, El Coco, Le Pamplemousse). They relied more on jazz elements & players than most disco of the era.

Williams studied under Ron Carter in the 60s and worked with Cedar Walton, Kenny Barron, Art Pepper, The Blackbyrds, Chuck Mangione, Roberta Flack, Hadley Caliman and others in the 70s and 80s. He was a pretty solid session bassist for a lot of heavy hitters and this is one of the very few solo releases he made - and the only one that's "pop" rather than "bop."

Kosta said...

me too use ClickRepair and had the tip from Smooth's an amazing software!!
THANKS for this album Cheeba!
the track from Youtube catched my interest...

corvimax said...

hello cheeba, thank you for your advise, it looks i stumbled on the only disco session by dave williams. i'm often moved by the will to know and discover everything
when disco music first came out i could 'n't stand it. now i can sit back and enjoy some but it moves little inside, no special feeling.
happy 2009 and best wishes for your blog

cheeba said...

corvimax, i understand. i am always exploring sounds and sometimes they don't always move me. i love disco for dancing but not as much when it is just for listening.

thanks for your wishes and all the best to you in '09!

cheeba said...

You're welcome as always Kosta! I hope you dig the Dave Williams!

Simon666 said...

i didn't even realise that I needed some disco today until I grabbed this ... nice arrangements hey? Thanks cheeba!

cheeba said...

Hey Simon, thanks for stopping by. Always loved he arrangements on this one, it's one of the stronger RinLew outings. When those guys hit the pocket, it's always a sweet thing. Hope you enjoy!