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Based in New York but originally from the Midwest, C.I. Williams is a gifted yet underexposed alto saxophonist who is comfortable in both swing and bop settings. Williams' very attractive tone owes a lot to Johnny Hodges; however, he has also been greatly influenced by Benny Carter and the seminal Charlie "Bird" Parker. Williams grew up in the St. Louis area, where he played in various local bands in the '40s and '50s; the veteran saxman moved to New York in the late '50s and ha... Read more

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