Willie Jones III

Willie has played, toured, and recorded with Horace SilverRoy HargroveHank JonesCedar Walton, and Herbie Hancock. He played on Arturo Sandoval's Grammy-winning album Hot House (1998).

He released several albums with his group Black Note, whose members have included Ark Sano, Eric Reed, Gilbert Castellanos, James Mahone, Kenneth Crouch, Mark Shelby, and Richard E. Grant.[3]

He is appreciated by jazz musicians for his exceptional speed and control, together with his use of a wide range of textures which characterize most of his playing. He is a master of many styles and moves quickly and easily between be-bop, big band, avante guard, and Latin jazz grooves. He has regularly played with pianist Eric Reed, as the drummer for Wynton MarsalisJazz at Lincoln Center, and has several CDs released as a leader on his own label, playing hard bop and swing.

In 2000, Jones founded an independent jazz label, WJ3 Records.

On top of all this which is lifted from Wikipedia, Willie is one of he supreme gentlemen with whom we have had the pleasure of working.  He is one of those people who does his job with a minimum of fuss, admirable efficiency and incredible intelligence. We can't wait to work with him again and urge you to listen to his work on our Steve Wilson lp Sit Back, Relax & Unwind.