Fw: [JPL] Richard Williams

Len Dobbin lendobbin at sympatico.ca
Sat Dec 8 18:23:50 EST 2007


Subject: Re: [JPL] Richard Williams


> He died in NYC on November 5, 1985 - he was 54 - he left a fair recorded 
> legacy beginning with Mingus ("Dynasty") and continuing with sessions with 
> people like Carmen McRae, John Handy, the Ernie Wilkins big bands, Slide 
> Hampton, Gigi Gryce, Leo Wright, Oliver Nelson, Randy Weston etc - "New 
> Horn In Town" done for Candid in 1960 seems to be his sole date as a 
> leader and Bobby Thomas, the drummer on that one, now lives in Montreal. 
> His last recording would seem to be with altoman Vern Fridie in 1983.
>
> Len Dobbin

> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Peter Solomon" <psolomon at ideastations.org>
> To: <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>
> Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2007 9:38 PM
> Subject: [JPL] Richard Williams
>> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>> What ever happened to this trumpet player? I have him on records with
>> Mingus, Red Garland and Yusef Lateef and then after the 60's I don't know
>> where he went, thanks - Peter
>>


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