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Hey friends, my new chart topping CD "Here To Stay" is NOW AVAILABLE!!


Darryl Williams needs no introduction among the many smooth jazz giants he’s backed over the years. Now, rolling out his own Here to Stay, he demonstrates why he’s so highly regarded among those giants. This is one album that gets off the ground in a flash and heads directly for the stratosphere with a huge display of power, charm, melody, and of course that inexplicable thang that moves all C-jazzers.


Fueled by the presence and contributions of such luminaries as guitarists Paul Brown and U-Nam; keyboardists/pianists Jonathan Fritzen, Greg Manning, Scott Wilkie, and the prolific and iconic Jeff Lorber; saxmen Michael Lington, Elan Trotman, Marcus Anderson, and Euge Groove (the latter also serving as co-producer of this fine project, Williams beats a solid groove path from the infectious title track to the slick and polished mid-tempo lure of “Now or Never” to the up-tempo dancer “Do You Remember” to the soulful and easy “Reflections” to the mid-tempo finger-snappin’ “Harveston Way” and beyond.


Among the other notable tracks here are the inclusion of “The Doctor,” written by the late Fattburger keyboardist/pianist Carl Evans Jr., and a great cover of that 70s hit “Don’t Ask My Neighbors,” first recorded by that knock-‘em-dead tight circle of harmony, The Emotions, and revived here beautifully by Ashling “Biscuit” Cole.


Williams has, over the years, been a true complement to those with whom he’s played, and it’s not difficult at all for me to predict that, now breaking through with this debut, the bassist is very much Here to Stay.

Get a taste of this. – Ronald Jackson                                                                                                                                               

Check out this review Brian Soergel did on my debut "That Was Then" CD in the 2008 October edition of Jazz Times!!

Great news!!

Hey friends, I am happy to tell you that we are having a very successful run with my first release in ten years!! The single, "Here To Stay" reached #10 on the Billboard Smooth Jazz chart but also reached #6 on Allen Kepler's Smooth Jazz Network and #8 on the National BSD Smooth Jazz charts!! Once again, Thanks Cliff GorovJason Gorov, Euge Groove, Roy McClurg, Steve Hall, Ronnie FosterTony MooreMichael Sims and all my GOFUNDME supporters!! Special shout out to all the radio stations that are still playing the single!! 



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Click this link to buy my "That Was Then"or "Here To Stay" CD!!

Upcoming events

  • February 10, 2018
    Long Beach Terrace ,  Long Beach, CA
  • February 17, 2018
    Spaghettini ,  Seal Beach, CA
  • April 13, 2018
    Andiamo Celebrity Showroom ,  Warren, MI
  • April 14, 2018
    Berks JazzFest ,  Reading, PA
  • April 22, 2018
    Seabreeze Jazz Festival ,  Panama City, FL