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Real name: Charles Anthony Williams
Born: Apr 17, 1942 in Camden, NJ
Genres: Jazz
Styles: Hard Bop, Post-Bop
Instruments: Bass

One of jazz's most valuable sidemen, Buster Williams has been able to flourish through many periods of changing fashions in jazz. Best known since the 1980s for his solid, dark tone and highly refined technique on the acoustic bass, the jazz-rock generation knew him as the mobile anchor of Herbie Hancock's exploratory "Mwandishi" Sextet from 1969 to 1973, doubling on acoustic and electric basses sometimes attached to electronic effects devices.

Williams learned both the double bass and the drums from his father, but having been enormously impressed by Oscar Pettiford's recordings, he ultimately decided to concentrate on the bass. After studying theory and composition at Philadelphia's Combs College of Music in 1959, Williams joined Jimmy Heath's unit the following year and played with Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt in 1960 and 1961, as well as behind singers Dakota Staton (1961-62), Betty Carter (1962-63), Sarah Vaughan (1963) and Nancy Wilson (1964-68). The gig with Wilson prompted a move to Los Angeles, where the Jazz Crusaders used him on concert dates and recordings from 1967 to 1969, and he also played briefly with Miles Davis in 1967 and the Bobby Hutcherson/Harold Land quintet. Moving to New York in 1969, Williams joined Hancock's sextet, appearing on all of his Warner Bros. albums, as well as The Prisoner (Blue Note), Sextant (Columbia) and with trumpeter Eddie Henderson's spinoff group on Capricorn and Blue Note. Over a five-year period (1976-1981), Williams led numerous recording sessions for Muse, Denon and Buddah while continuing to freelance before, during and after that span. In the 1980s, he was a member of both the Timeless All-Stars and Sphere, writing a number of compositions for the latter. Among the musicians for whom he has played from the 1980s onward are Kenny Barron, Frank Morgan, Stanley Cowell, Steve Turre, Emily Remler and Larry Coryell.

- Richard S. Ginell (All Music Guide)


Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=11378 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
www.busterwilliams.com Personal website. Tour date, biography, recordings, downloads
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buster_Williams About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buster_Williams About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
   
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Buster Williams - 'Griot Liberte' - 2004, High Note
 Buster Williams - 'Houdini' - 2001, Sirocco Jazz
 Buster Williams - 'Something More' - 1989, In + Out
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Kenny Barron - 'Two As One' - 1987, Red Distribution
 Herbie Hancock - 'Hancock Island: The Music Of Herbie Hancock' - 2008, Chesky
  как соисполнитель ...
 Geri Allen - 'Gathering' - 1998, Verve
 Gene Ammons - 'Brother Jug' - 1969, Fantasy, Prestige
 Gene Ammons - 'The Boss Is Back!' - 1969, Prestige
 Gene Ammons - 'We'll Be Together Again' - 1992, OJC
 Chet Baker - 'Peace' - 2001, Enja
 Kenny Barron - 'First Half Highlights' - 1997, 32 Jazz
 Kenny Barron - 'Green Chimneys' - 1988, Criss Cross
 Kenny Barron - 'Live' - 2010, Candid
 Kenny Barron - 'Soft Spoken Here' - 1997, 32 Jazz
 Ron Carter - 'Piccolo' - 1977, Milestone
 Larry Coryell - 'New High' - 2000, High Note
 Larry Coryell - 'Prime Picks: The Virtuoso Guitar Of Larry Coryell' - 2010, High Note
 Larry Coryell - 'Toku Do' - 1987, Muse
 Julee Cruise - 'The Voice Of Love' - 1993, Ars Nova, Warner Bros.
 Joe Farrell - 'Outback' - 1971, CTI Records
 Frank Foster - 'Manhattan Fever' - 1969, Blue Note
 Benny Golson - 'New Time, New 'Tet' - 2009, Concord
 Dexter Gordon - 'The Tower Of Power' - 1969, OJC, Prestige
 Herbie Hancock - 'Sextant' - 1972, Columbia, Legacy
 Eddie Henderson - 'Sunburst' - 1975, Blue Note
 Shirley Horn - 'You Won't Forget Me' - 1990, Verve
 Freddie Hubbard - 'Outpost' - 1981, Enja
 Bobby Hutcherson - 'Farewell Keystone' - 1982, Evidence
 Abdullah Ibrahim - 'African River' - 1989, Enja
 Abdullah Ibrahim - 'Good News From Africa: Portrait' - 1990, Network
 Illinois Jacquet - 'The Blues; That's Me!' - 1969, Prestige, OJC
 Lee Konitz - 'Yes, Yes, Nonet' - 1979, SteepleChase
 Steve Kuhn - 'Love Walked In' - 2003, Sunnyside
 Steve Kuhn - 'Plays Standards' - 2007, Tokuma Records
 Steve Kuhn - 'Porgy' - 1988, Jazz City
 Steve Kuhn - 'Temptation' - 2003, Tokuma Records, Venus
 Harold Mabern - 'Greasy Kid Stuff!' - 2008, Prestige
 Harold Mabern - 'Wailin'' - 1970, Prestige
 Branford Marsalis - 'Renaissance' - 1987, Columbia
 Helen Merrill - 'Collaboration: Helen Merrill - Gil Evans' - 1988, Nippon Phonogram
 Frank Morgan - 'Mood Indigo' - 1989, Antilles
 David 'Fathead' Newman - 'Lone Star Legend' - 1997, 32 Jazz
 David 'Fathead' Newman - 'The Gift' - 2003, High Note
 Wallace Roney - 'No Room For Argument' - 2000, Concord Jazz
 Roots - 'Saying Something' - 1995, In + Out
 Hilton Ruiz - 'Piano Man' - 1975, Inner City
 Dr. Lonnie Smith - 'The Turbanator' - 2000, 32 Jazz
 Sphere - 'Flight Path' - 1984, Elektra
 Sphere - 'Four For All' - 1987, Verve
 Sphere - 'Four In One' - 1982, Elektra
 Sphere - 'Live On Tour' - 1998, Red Records
 Sphere - 'Pumpkins Delight: Live At Umbria Jazz' - 1986, Red Records
 Timeless All Stars - 'Timeless Heart' - 2002, Timeless
 Steve Turre - 'Fire And Ice' - 1988, Stash
 Steve Turre - 'Lotus Flower' - 1999, Verve
 Steve Turre - 'The Spirits Up Above' - 2004, Half Note
 Stanley Turrentine - 'Music For Lovers' - 2006, Blue Note
 McCoy Tyner - 'Asante' - 1970, Blue Note
 


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