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Jamire Williams introduces the world to ///// EFFECTUAL - the masterful avant-drumming album conceived, recorded, and produced across multiple planes of specific studio environments and percussive configurations.
Jamire’s solo strength is felt upon the first splash of a cymbal, yet Williams continues his rising path working recently with the coveted Herbie Hancock, innovator Robert Glasper, Tortoise treasure Jeff Parker, and the exploratory Carlos Niño who is credited as an essential producer here. ///// EFFECTUAL enlists Chassol, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, and GB - all remain close colleagues with perfect appearances for this highly-nuanced solo debut on Leaving Records.
released December 2, 2016
Produced by Carlos Niño
Photography by Grace Oh
Painting by Jamire Williams
Song Titles by Jamire Williams
Sequenced by Carlos Niño
Mastered by Benjamin Tierney
1, 2, 4, 8, 11, 12, and 13 Drums Recorded and Mixed
by Ken Barrientos at The Breath, Pomona, California, July 6, 2015
3, 6, 9, and 14 Recorded, Mixed and Co-Produced by Benjamin Tierney
at Downtown Rehearsal, Los Angeles, California, August 15, 2015
Hybrid Drum Set Including Roland Triggers and Ghanaian Drum
Set Up & Configuration by Derek Taylor
5 and 7 Drums Recorded and Mixed by Andy Kravitz
at The Bunker, Venice Beach, California, June 23, 2015
Vintage Leedy Drums and Vintage HiHat from the mid and late 1800s
Set Up by Andy Kravitz
10 Drums Recorded by Chassol at Montreal Contemporary Arts Museum,
14 Fender Rhodes, Rhodesoctaves, Symphonic Strings Symphobia Module
Performed and Recorded by Chassol, Paris, France
4, 8 and 11 Oberheim Xpander and Oberheim Matrix 1000 Synthesizers
Set Up and Recorded by GB
10 and 11 Percussion by Carlos Niño
4, 8, 10, 11, and 14 Additional Mixing by Carlos Niño
All pieces Composed and Performed by Jamire Williams,
except where noted. Harmony Royale (SESAC)
Jamire Williams plays Yamaha Drums and Zildjian Cymbals exclusively.
Special Thanks to Asia Williams, Carlos Larkin, Jason Moran and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson.
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What a refreshing album of music. There is an overwhelming amount of beauty and heartfelt soul shining off of this record. Sam Gendel is a perfect partner to the compositions throughout. Essential vinyl to have. All the little details...so much glory. sid&molly