Charles Williams (musician)
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Charles Williams Musician
Charles Williams
Charles Isaac Williams
C. I. Williams
Born (1932-07-18)July 18, 1932
Origin Halls, Tennessee
Genres Jazz, Soul jazz
Musician, bandleader
Instruments Alto saxophone
1971-1997
Labels Mainstream, Mapleshade
Don Pullen, Bubba Brooks, Larry Willis

Charles Isaac Williams (born July 18, 1932) is an alto saxophonist based in New York City.[1]

Biography

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.[2] He released three albums on the Mainstream label in the early 1970s.[3] Williams also played with Clark Terry, Frank Foster, and singer Ruth Brown.[2] 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.[1]

Discography

References

  1. ^ a b Henderson, A., C. I. Williams: Allmusic Artist Biography, accessed November 11, 2014
  2. ^ a b Griffiths, David, Hot Jazz: From Harlem to Storyville, Scarecrow Press, 1998, pp. 82-85
  3. ^ Edwards, D., Callahan, Eyries, P., Watts, R. & Neely, T. Discography of the Mainstream Label (Preview), accessed October, 18, 2014
  4. ^ Charles Williams discography, accessed November 11, 2014

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