'In the tradition and in the pocket. From the opening notes of Williams' reed playing to the closing notes of Prieto's 'Freedom Samba', Joint Venture is joyous jazz.' ---Bob Parlocha, nationally syndicated radio DJ '...a delicious recapitulation of what improvisational music is all about...these guys get into their material and never forget to swing.'---Keith Spore, Publisher, Milwaukee Journal Sentinal 'Infectious with a freshness and artistry that merits high esteem-it swings!'---Dr. Herb Wong, Jazz Promoter and Author ----- ----- ------- ------- Leon Williams is originally from Detroit and now lives in Oakland, CA. Leon has toured the world performing with Gil Scott-Heron for the last 20 years. Leon Has also performed with such luminaries as Kenny Burrell, David Hardiman, John Handy, Akira Tana, Larry Hancock and Arlington Houston. Dave Prieto is a native of the Bay Area and has partnered with Leon Williams for over 9 years and recording several albums together. Dave has also worked with Akira Tana, Larry Hancock, Arlington Houston, Kash Killion and a host of other wonderful bay area based musicians. Look for Leon and Dave performing on their other CD releases: 'Bebop Repository', and 'Tonight, Live at Bruno's'.