"A very full sounding ensemble with the energy and feel of a big band and the freedom of a small group...a lot like Monk's work with a large group." -5/4 Magazine
"The big drummer with a big band... it's a party!"
Greg Williamson & the Big Bad Groove Society is a hard hitting jazz sextet, formed in 1991 by a drummer known for his straight ahead drive. The musicians all come from the training ground of hard road travel with big bands (Woody Herman, Dorsey, Miller), where slamming the music home is the appassioned priority. The all-original arrangements employ the harmony and swing of a big band, the depth of a philharmonia, and the attitude of Rhythm & Blues. Their widely acclaimed 1994 release "Live at Kellys" on Pony Boy Records captures their live energy at an institute of jazz heritage. This CD, "Swing Your Big Head", (enhanced for multi-media computer play) finds them recording live in the studio - complete with an audience. The musical material and playing stretch both ends of the harmonic and textural spectra, while grooving hard.