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Buster Williams Documentary Now Available for Streaming
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Buster Williams Documentary Now Available for Streaming

After premiering in 2019, the Buster Williams documentary “Bass to Infinity” is now available via major streaming platforms. The film follows the jazz legend’s life and career with interviews, jam sessions, and brilliantly animated stories.

Charles Tolliver Releases “Connect” with Buster Williams
New Albums

Charles Tolliver Releases “Connect” with Buster Williams

Trumpeter and composer Charles Tolliver has returned with “Connect”, which marks his first studio album in 13 years. The Charles Tolliver All-Stars backs him on this record, which includes legendary bassist Buster Williams.

Buster Williams Releases First Studio Album in a Decade
New Albums

Buster Williams Releases First Studio Album in a Decade

It’s a big year for jazz master Buster Williams. Earlier this year, a documentary featuring the bassist raised sufficient funds to be finished. Now the veteran musician is breaking a decade-long studio hiatus with his new album, Audacity. “You’ve got to have audacity to do what we do,” he explains. “You have to have audacity to even want to do...

Bass To Infinity: An Interview with Buster Williams
Interviews

Bass To Infinity: An Interview with Buster Williams

With nearly six decades in the business, Buster Williams has just about seen it all. He’s worked with some of the world’s best instrumentalists (Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Sonny Stitt, and Gene Ammons to name a few) and the world’s best vocalists (Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughan, Dakota Staton, and Carmen McRae, to name a few). As you can imagine, he’s...

Buster Williams Featured on Eddie Daniels/Roger Kellaway Recording, “Just Friends”
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Buster Williams Featured on Eddie Daniels/Roger Kellaway Recording, “Just Friends”

Resonance Records has unearthed another incredible performance with Just Friends: Live at the Village Vanguard by Eddie Daniels and Roger Kellaway. Recorded at the famed New York City jazz club in 1988, the never-before-heard recording was captured by label founder George Klabin during a week-long run. “I just placed the mic on the table facing the band, hit ‘record’ and...

Piano Trio Album from Cyrus Chestnut Features Jazz Bass Great
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Piano Trio Album from Cyrus Chestnut Features Jazz Bass Great

Jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut’s latest album, Natural Essence, features the work of noted jazz bassist Buster Williams (solo artist, Herbie Hancock Sextet, Art Blakey, Ron Carter and many more) and drummer Lenny White. The album features classic piano trio material, distinguished by Chestnut’s pleasure in playing, particularly when supported by such accomplished fellow musicians. The record isn’t Williams’ first time...

Jazz Bass Great Buster Williams Releases as Member of New Group, Heads of State
New Albums

Jazz Bass Great Buster Williams Releases as Member of New Group, Heads of State

Jazz bassist extraordinaire Buster Williams has joined with fellow jazz greats Gary Bartz, Larry Willis and Al Foster in the new group, Heads of State, which has released its first album, Search for Peace. While the band’s members have played in combination with each other in different configurations over the years, the quartet didn’t coalesce until they took the stage...

Herbie Hancock’s Mwandishi Sextet: Toys, with Buster Williams (1972)
Bass Videos

Herbie Hancock’s Mwandishi Sextet: Toys, with Buster Williams (1972)

About a week ago, we shared an awesome video of Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters (anchored by the awesome rhythm section duo of bassist Paul Jackson and drummer Mike Clark), performing “Spank-A-Lee” in 1974. This time around, we’re going back two years earlier, to feature Herbie’s “Mwandishi Sextet”, anchored by bassist Buster Williams. In between his time with Miles Davis...

Events

Freihofer’s Jazz Festival

The 32nd annual Freihofer’s Jazz Festival kicks off on June 27th, in Saratoga Springs, NY, with over 20 performances taking place during the two-day event. On Saturday, June 27, the festival kicks off with performances by SMV – Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten, Gary Burton Quartet Revisited with Steve Swallow, Pat Metheny and Antonio Sanchez, Patti LaBelle, Spanish Harlem...