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A Waltz for Grace

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Released  1990
Artist  Steve Williamson
Label  Polydor Records
Length  58:35
Release date  1990
Genre  Jazz
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Studio  Westside Studios, London and Systems Two Studios, New York
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Producers  Steve Coleman, Steve Williamson
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Steve williamson saxophone a waltz for grace

A Waltz for Grace is the debut album by English saxophonist Steve Williamson that was released on the Verve label in 1990.


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AllMusic awarded the album with 3 stars and its review by Scott Yanow states: "At 25, Williamson displayed an original tenor sound and, although some of his soloing is in the Greg Osby/Gary Thomas 'M Base' mode, he was not limited to that abstract style of improvising". The Penguin Guide review says: "What is lastingly impressive about A Waltz for Grace is its tremendous rhythmic variety. 'Groove Thang' (a UK recorded soprano-percussion duet) leads directly into the fuller-sounding 'Synthesis' from New York, both largely dependent on Williamson's ability to balance a line over a jolting, staccato pulse".

Track listing

All compositions by Steve Williamson except where noted.

  1. "Soon Come" – 4:14
  2. "Mandela" – 4:29
  3. "Synthesis" – 4:59
  4. "Ornithology"
  5. "Lauren"
  6. "Visions" (Stevie Wonder) – 4:46
  7. "Mandy's Mood" – 5:49
  8. "Straight Ahead" – 4:45
  9. "Groove Thang" – 1:42
  10. "Hummingbird" – 5:41
  11. "Words Within Words"
  12. "Awakening" – 4:35
  13. "A Waltz for Grace" – 4:15


  • Steve Williamson – all saxophones
  • Mark Mondesir – drums
  • Lonnie Plaxico – bass
  • Gary Crosby – bass
  • Dave Gilmore – guitar
  • Hawi Gondwe – guitar
  • Julian Joseph – piano
  • Abbey Lincoln – vocals on "A Waltz for Grace"
  • Songs

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