The expressive pianist and keyboard player William Kanter Woods makes his solo debut with A Doctor's Dilemma. It's quite a varied album, moving from instrumental synth-funk with a bit of hip-hop flavor and fusion washes reminiscent of Weather Report to several songs that come quite close to the neo-classical flair of the Windham Hill label; it seems the only constant is that A Doctor's Dilemma is impressive throughout, no matter what he attempts. Woods plays different instruments on several tracks but continually makes sure his impressive solos (on acoustic piano) are in the foreground. Woods' friend, Regis Branson, provides additional synthesizer work.
AllMusic Review by John Bush