William Ash is a great young New York City guitarist. He began learning the instrument at the age of nine, and by the time he was twelve he was mastering Wes Montgomery’s style. During his high school years William studied with Barry Harris and RodneyJones, and won the Young Talent Search of the NationalAssociation of Jazz Educators (NAJE), as well as the McDonald’s Combo Contest. This led to him performing as a soloist with a big band at the Oakland Jazz Festival at the request of Buddy Montgomery, brother of the late Wes. William has continued to work as a sideman with a host of jazz legends, including Junior Cooke, Jack McDuff, John Patton, Cecil Payne, Roy Hargrove, Rodney Jones, Jimmy Ponder, and Larry Go!dings. On this recording he is partnered with Hammond organist Jared Gold, and drummer Jimmy Madison, who has played with a who’s who of jazz, including Joe Farrell, George Benson, Hubert Laws, Lee Konitz, Art Farmer, Quincy Jones, and The Duke Ellington Orchestra, to name just a few.