Jamire Williams (2020)
New York, NY
Jamire Williams’ drum playing can make you forget that other instruments exist. With ensemble ERIMAJ, in collaboration with Herbie Hancock, Madlib and Solange and on solo LP ///// EFFECTUAL, he bends the athleticism of free-form jazz technique and the twitchy unpredictability of the electronic avant-garde into percussion that swirls and bludgeons like a cyclone. “New music” and “futurist” come close to describing what Williams does, but not close enough to contain him.