Talkin' Trash Memphis-raised James Williams — one of today's half-dozen best mainstream jazz pianists — leavens his sophistication with a deep feeling for the blues on Talkin'… The James Williams Sextet Clark Terry Jazz
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Talkin' Trash

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Details Lead Performances: The James Williams Sextet and Clark Terry; Genre: Jazz

Memphis-raised James Williams — one of today's half-dozen best mainstream jazz pianists — leavens his sophistication with a deep feeling for the blues on Talkin' Trash But this show's stolen by trumpeter Terry (can he really be 74?), who came up in the days before artistry and entertainment parted ways in jazz. In Terry's silver-toned solos and impolite scat vocals, the concert hall meets the whorehouse, and that's what jazz is all about. A

Originally posted Jan 13, 1995 Published in issue #257 Jan 13, 1995 Order article reprints