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Together (Spolu)


Download links and information about Together (Spolu) by James Williams, Emil Viklický / Emil Viklicky. This album was released in 1981 and it belongs to Jazz, Bop genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 48:08 minutes.

Artist: James Williams, Emil Viklický / Emil Viklicky
Release date: 1981
Genre: Jazz, Bop
Tracks: 9
Duration: 48:08
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No. Title Length
1. For My Nephews 5:58
2. One for J.W. 4:13
3. Blue In Dark-Green 6:29
4. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To 4:23
5. Double Play 7:51
6. Softly, As In a Morning Sunrise 4:44
7. 1977 A.D. 5:53
8. Rhythm-a-Ning 4:37
9. Together (Spolu) 4:00



This is one of the more unusual records in the sizable discography of James Williams; it is a 1981 duo piano session with Czech pianist Emil Viklicky, issued by the Supraphon label in Czechoslovakia. Viklicky became familiar with Williams' work during a visit to the U.S. in 1978 and later studied at Berklee, though after Williams had already left the faculty to work as a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. By the time of their 1981 meeting in the studio in Prague, each musician brought compelling originals to the session, as well as seeking to find new ground in time-tested standards and classic jazz compositions. Williams' intriguing jazz waltz "For My Nephews" proves to be a strong opener. Viklicky's driving bop tribute "One for J.W." also works extremely well. Cole Porter's "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To" is tackled at a brisk tempo with a bossa nova undercurrent. The pianists devour Thelonious Monk's "Rhythm-A-Ning" with a playful interpretation. Whether or not this excellent record is still available in the Czech Republic, it is unlikely to be easy to find elsewhere.