With Willie Jones III, drums; Eddie Henderson, trumpet; Eric Reed, piano; Stacy Dillard, tenor saxophone; Steve Davis, trombone; and Dezron Douglas, bass
“…the strongest thing about a strong album, recorded live with a band including Eric Reed on piano and Stacy Dillard on tenor saxophone, is the intense, ordered, disciplined energy of Mr. Jones as an improviser of trap-set concertos.” - The New York Times
Known for his distinct style of rhythmic expression, drummer Willie Jones III is one of the world's top jazz drummers. As a leader, Jones has five critically acclaimed albums under his belt and can also be heard on Arturo Sandoval's GRAMMY® Award-winning release Hot House and Kurt Elling's GRAMMY® Award-nominated Night Moves. As a sideman, he's held long tenures in bands led by Roy Hargrove, Hank Jones, and Cedar Walton. Jones' repertoire will include hard bop selections, the Cedar Walton songbook, and the debut of original tunes.