|Birth name||Charles Isaac Williams|
|Also known as||C. I. Williams|
|Born||July 18, 1932|
|Genres||Jazz, Soul jazz|
|Associated acts||Don Pullen, Bubba Brooks, Larry Willis|
Charles Isaac Williams (born July 18, 1932) is an alto saxophonist based in New York City.
Williams was born in Halls, Tennessee and moved to Alton, Illinois at the age of eight where he later played in the junior high school band, majored in music education at Lincoln University, in Jefferson City, Missouri and taught orchestral music in St. Albans, Queens.He released three albums on the Mainstream label in the early 1970s. Williams also played with Clark Terry, Frank Foster, and singer Ruth Brown. In 1995 Hamiett Bluiett approached record producer Pierre Sprey's Mapleshade label and convinced them to record Williams first album in more than two decades.
Clifford Laconia Jordan was an American jazz tenor saxophone player. While in Chicago, he performed with Max Roach, Sonny Stitt, and some rhythm and blues groups. He moved to New York City in 1957, after which he recorded three albums for Blue Note. He recorded with Horace Silver, J.J. Johnson, and Kenny Dorham, among others. He was part of the Charles Mingus Sextet, with Eric Dolphy, during its 1964 European tour.
Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings is an album by pianist/bandleader Count Basie and vocalist Joe Williams recorded in 1955 and originally released on the Clef label.
The Complete Town Hall Concert is a live album by American bassist, composer and bandleader Charles Mingus recorded at The Town Hall in New York City and first released on the United Artists label in 1962 as Town Hall Concert. The album was rereleased with additional tracks on the Blue Note label in 1994 as The Complete Town Hall Concert.
Charles McPherson is an album by saxophonist Charles McPherson which was recorded in 1971 and released on the Mainstream label.
Siku Ya Bibi is an album by saxophonist Charles McPherson, dedicated to Billie Holiday, which was recorded in 1972 and released on the Mainstream label.
Today's Man is an album by saxophonist Charles McPherson which was recorded in 1973 and released on the Mainstream label.
Beautiful! is an album by Charles McPherson which was recorded in 1975 and released on the Xanadu label.
Live in Tokyo is a live album by saxophonist Charles McPherson which was recorded in Japan in 1976 and released on the Xanadu label.
The Maynard Ferguson Sextet is an album released by Canadian jazz trumpeter Maynard Ferguson featuring tracks recorded in 1965 and originally released on the Mainstream label. The 1991 CD rerelease was titled Magnitude and featured three previously unreleased tracks from the sessions.
Two Jims and Zoot is an album by guitarists Jimmy Raney and Jim Hall with saxophonist Zoot Sims which was recorded in 1964 for the Mainstream label.
Charles Williams is the eponymous debut album recorded by American saxophonist Charles Williams in 1971 for the Mainstream label.
Trees and Grass and Things is the second album recorded by American saxophonist Charles Williams in 1971 for the Mainstream label.
When Alto Was King is the final album recorded by American saxophonist C. I. Williams released in 1997 on the Mapleshade label a quarter century after his previous album.
Stickball is the third album by American saxophonist Charles Williams recorded in 1972 for the Mainstream label.
The Loud Minority is an album by American saxophonist Frank Foster recorded in 1972 for the Mainstream label.
Everyday I Have the Blues is an album by singer Joe Williams with Count Basie and His Orchestra featuring tracks recorded in 1959 which was originally released on the Roulette label.
Metronome All-Stars 1956 was the final album by the Metronome All-Stars, a loose amalgamation of musicians representing winners of Metronome magazine's annual poll. This 1956 release contains four tracks documenting the first collaboration between pianist/bandleader Count Basie and vocalist Ella Fitzgerald. The album was originally released on the Clef label in 1956.
Masters from Different Worlds is an album by saxophonist Clifford Jordan and pianist Ran Blake with trombonist Julian Priester which was recorded in 1989 and released on the Mapleshade label in 1994.
Play What You Feel is a live album by saxophonist Clifford Jordan's Big Band which was recorded in New York City in 1990 and released on the Mapleshade label in 1997.
Davey Blue is an album by saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman which was recorded in 2001 and released on the HighNote label early the following year.