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“Producer Maurice Lynch was putting together a Harlem jazz review and was referred to me by a mutual friend,” says Alyson. “After we completed the show, he offered two songs for me to record – ‘Summer Nights In Harlem’ and ‘The Romance Of You’. I loved both tunes and offered to cut them with top-notch veterans in the music industry – keyboardist Ray Chew (musical director for ABC-TV’s Dancing With The Stars), longtime sax man Kirk Whalum as well as Grammy Award-winning bassist Christian McBride.”
Longtime R&B/soul singer, entrepreneur and radio personality Alyson Williams unveils her latest release, the single “Summer Nights In Harlem”. The veteran singer brings a jazzy, mature, grown-folks vibe to “Summer Nights In Harlem” as well as sweet sultriness to the accompanying “flip-side”, the ballad, “The Romance Of You”. It’s the sound Ms. Williams has been known for, dating back to her years when she was the first R&B singer signed to Russell Simmons’ Def Jam Records during the 1980s. When not recording or performing live, Ms. Williams hosts the weekly radio show, Love Notes with Alyson Williams – In The Chill Zone, on the Harlem-based WHCR-FM in New York City. She’s interviewed a range of guests from Grammy award winners Chaka Khan to the Manhattan Transfer. In addition, Ms. Williams is the founder of A Woman’s Prerogative production company, which allows her to develop musical stage works, produce concert series and create treatments for future television projects.