Buster Williams celebrates 80 years of enlightenment with new album Unalome
One of the most revered bassists of the last half century, the Grammy-winning Williams has played, recorded and collaborated with such jazz giants as Art Blakey, Chet Baker, Chick Corea, Dexter Gordon, Jimmy Heath, Larry Coryell, Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Sonny Rollins, Count Basie, Errol Garner, Freddie Hubbard and countless others. He was a charter member of Herbie Hancock’s groundbreaking Mwandishi band and the all-star Thelonious Monk tribute ensemble Sphere.
Known for a playing style that’s as tasteful and nuanced as it is bold and adventurous, he’s also been the accompanist of choice for vocal greats like Nancy Wilson, Betty Carter, Carmen McRae and Sarah Vaughan.
Here’s the track listing:
- In the Middle of a Rainbow
- The Wisdom of Silence
- 42nd Street
- I’ve Got the World on a String
- Here’s to Life
Buster Williams’ Unalome is out Feb. 24, 2023, via Smoke Sessions.