Willie Jones III
|Willie Jones III|
Willie Jones III
Aarhus, Denmark 2007
Photo Hreinn Gudlaugsson
June 8, 1968|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Associated acts||Black Note, Roy Hargrove|
He is appreciated by jazz musicians for his exceptional speed and control, together with his use of a wide range of textures which characterize most of his playing. He is a master of many styles and moves quickly and easily between be-bop, big band, avante guard, and Latin jazz grooves. He has regularly played with pianist Eric Reed, as the drummer for Wynton Marsalis' Jazz at Lincoln Center, and has several CDs released as a leader on his own label, playing hard bop and swing.
In 2000, Jones founded an independent jazz label, WJ3 Records.
- Vol. 1...Straight Swingin' (WJ3, 2001)
- Vol. 2...Don't Knock The Swing (WJ3, 2003)
- Vol. III (WJ3, 2006)
- The Next Phase (WJ3, 2010)
- Willie Jones III Sextet Plays The Max Roach Songbook (WJ3, 2013)
- Groundwork (WJ3, 2016)
- My Point Is... (WJ3, 2017)
With Black Note
- 43rd & Degnan (World Stage, 1991)
- L.A. Underground (Red, 1993)
- Jungle Music (Columbia, 1994)
- Nothin' But The Swing (Impulse!, 1996)
|1994||Akagi, KeiKei Akagi||Mirror Puzzle||AudioQuest|
|2005||Zak, PeterPeter Zak||For Tomorrow||SteepleChase|
|2009||Walton, CedarCedar Walton||Voices Deep Within||HighNote|
|2011||Walton, CedarCedar Walton||The Bouncer||HighNote|
|2013||Zak, PeterPeter Zak||The Disciple||SteepleChase|
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