When, in 2005, I reviewed ‘Every Part Of Me’ by pianist William Woods I challenged the assertion that had previously likened his music to ‘an edgy brand of adult contemporary jazz that exists somewhere between a hip Boney James and a cerebral David Benoit’. Then, and now with his brand new offering ‘The Hear And Now’, this summation completely misses the point of where Williams Woods is at. Certainly there is some Benoit in there and at times a little Culbertson too but what Woods brings to the party is smooth jazz for grown ups and as such is far closer to Bob James. Consequently its totally fitting that one of the standouts of the new album is titled ‘Not Suitable For Children’. Played along on a shuffling mid tempo beat it has a haunting melody running through it and excellent sax from Jeffrey Scott Willis.