Source: Something Else.
A native of the Windy City, saxophonist Mars Williams grew up enamored with the jazz explorations of players like Roscoe Mitchell, Eric Dolphy and Albert Ayler. Today, he’s most familiar to audiences through his association with the likes of the Waitresses and the Psychedelic Furs or his longstanding acid jazz group Liquid Soul. Then there are his four volumes of Albert Ayler tributes for Christmas (!), which along with his free-jazz NRG Ensemble offer insight into his musical mind.