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Rod Williams


Born: Detroit, Michigan

Residence: New York, New York.

Pianist, Keyboardist, Composer, Arranger and Sound Designer. Performed and recorded with Cassandra Wilson, David Murray, James Newton, James Carter, Olu Dara, Lester Bowie, Dewey Redman, Greg Osby, Steve Coleman, Geri Allen, Marcus Belgrave, Bob Hurst, Danny Spencer, Sam Rivers, Henry Threadgill, Nasheet Waits, Ed Blackwell, Phil Ranelin, Osamu Koichi, Yasuhiro Yoshigaki, Jean-Paul Bourelly, Eddie Harris, Julius Hemphill, Oliver Lake, Marty Ehrlich, Billy Hart, Billy Higgins,Bob Steward, Lonnie Plaxico, Paul Jackson, Duane Eubanks, Vincent Henry, Mor Thiam, Kazutoki Umezu, Kazuko Shiraishi, Dianne McIntyre's Dance in Motion, Deidre Murray, Opera and Theater Director Diane Paulus, etc.
Bachelor of Science in Electronic Music/M.F.A.Performance and Interactive Media Arts - Brooklyn College - CUNY

Gear

Macbook Pro, Logic Pro, Fender Rhodes and Motif


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”Rod Williams is one of the many musicians in New York who toil in the background, but shouldn't. He is an empathetic accompanist, stabbing away a chords when needed, adding lush solos on cue. Mr Williams has an easy sort of virtuosity. Mr. Williams, who deserves to be heard in his own context more often”.

Peter Watrous/ New York Times

Primary Instrument

Piano

Willing to teach

Advanced only

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Albums

Elsewhere

Self Produced
2021

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Destiny Express

Muse Records
1993

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Cassandra Wilson...

Verve Music Group
1993

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Cassandra Wilson...

JMT Productions
1991

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Cassandra Wilson "She...

JMT Productions
1990

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Shade of Tree

From: Elsewhere
By Rod Williams

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