Jamire Williams – EFFECTUAL

Jamire Williams – EFFECTUAL
Jamire Williams. Photo by Grace Oh.

  • December 02, 2016

In the store | JAMIRE WILLIAMS - EFFECTUAL

He's an avant-garde drummer who has worked with jazz legend Herbie Hancock, innovator Robert Glasper, and Tortoise’s Jeff Parker. This is his first full length album, produced by Carlos Niño, released by Leaving Records. The album features French composer Chassol, Los Angeles composer Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, and GB (aka Frankie Reyes, Gabriel Reyes-Whittaker).

THE NEW YORK TIMES:

Jamire Williams is a drummer with a next-level capacity for groove, which has served him well as a sideman. He also has his own band, Erimaj — but on ///// EFFECTUAL, he pares down almost entirely to solo drum kit, creating a series of poetic experiments in rhythm and tonal color. The album, produced by Carlos Niño, recalls jazz precursors like Max Roach as well as hip-hop loops and West African folk drumming.
Nate Chinen, 12/2/16

LOS ANGELES, DEC. 2: Jamire Williams performs live at a FREE, ALL AGES album release party at Todd Gallery, 2817 Clearwater St. Doors at 8PM.

On the web: @JAM808ire