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Buster Williams


Buster Williams is a prodigious artist whose playing knows no limits. He has played, recorded and collaborated with jazz giants such as Art Blakey, Betty Carter, Carmen McRae, Chet Baker, Chick Corea, Dexter Gordon, Jimmy Heath, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt, Herbie Hancock, Larry Coryell, Lee Konitz, McCoy Tyner, Illinois Jacquet, Nancy Wilson, Elvin Jones, Miles Davis, the Jazz Crusaders, Ron Carter, Woody Shaw, Sarah Vaughan, Benny Golson, Mary Lou Williams, Hank Jones, Lee Morgan, Jimmy Rowles, Hampton Hawes, Cedar Walton, Bobby Hutcherson, Billy Taylor, Sonny Rollins, Count Basie, Errol Garner, Kenny Barron, Charlie Rouse, Dakota Staton, Kenny Dorham, and Freddie Hubbard, to name a few. Mr


Article: Touchstone Album Picks

Eddie Henderson: Everything Changes

Read "Eddie Henderson: Everything Changes" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Eddie Henderson made his name in Herbie Hancock's Mwandishi band in the early 1970s, at the dawn of jazz-fusion--a new frontier. It was undoubtedly a launching pad that saw the New York-born trumpeter go on to play with Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Elvin Jones, Archie Shepp, Pharoah Sanders and McCoy Tyner. Yet ...



Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Old Folks; Just In Time; Beautiful Friendship; All The Way; Someday My Prince Will Come; You and The Night and The Music; Ana Maria; Skylark; I Thought About You; Last Dance I; Last Dance II.


The Golden Sèkèrè

Label: Rhombus Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Cherokee; Speak Low; The Very Thought of You; My Funny Valentine; I’ve Got You Under My Skin; Fly Me to The Moon; Afro Blue; It Don’t Mean A Thing; Green Dolphin Street; I’m Confessing That I Love You; Key Largo; Azure; Devil May Care; I’ve Got You Under My Skin.


The Art of Intimacy, Vol. 2/His Muse

Label: HighNote Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: For Whom I Love So Much; Slow Hot Wind; If I Ruled the World; I Can’t Escape from You; There’ll Be Other Times; Don’t Love Me; Blues in Sophistication; Two Different Worlds; When She Makes Music; Two for the Road.



Label: Smoke Sessions Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Stairways; Estate; Tayamisha; In the Middle of a Rainbow; The Wisdom of Silence; 42nd Street; I've Got the World o a String; Here's to Life.


Whatever: Anthology 1

Label: Blue Buddha Productions
Released: 2023
Track listing: Whatever; Peekamoose Blues; Song of Landa (Featuring Al Foster, Buster Williams, Michael Wolff and Roy Kawasaki); Juxtaposition; Hangin' With Sheri (with T Xiques); Dune (Featuring Steve Gaboury and Luigi Hopper); Dancing Spirals; Miles Away (Featuring Al Foster, Buster Williams, Michael Wolff and Roy Kawasaki); Blast Off.


Article: Rising Stars

Introducing Drummer Mecadon McCune

Read "Introducing Drummer Mecadon McCune" reviewed by Sanford Josephson

This article previously appeared in Jersey Jazz Magazine.Mecadon McCune has been immersed in music since he was born. His father is veteran jazz pianist Brandon McCune; his mother, Christine Clemmons-McCune, is an opera singer. “My dad made sure that I was learning piano since I was about four years old," he said, “but growing ...


Article: Album Review

Douyé: The Golden Sèkèrè

Read "The Golden Sèkèrè" reviewed by Jim Worsley

Nigerian-born singer Douye has integrated the essence of Western jazz with the polyrhythmic sounds of African percussion. In doing so, she has spun the incomparable musical and lyrical genius of The Great American Songbook off its axis. These precious standards have been rearranged and reimagined hundreds if not thousands of times over the years. Douye was ...


Article: Album Review

Noah Haidu: Standards

Read "Standards" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Forty years after the renowned Standards Trio comprised of Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette released its debut album, Standards, Vol. 1, New York-based pianist Noah Haidu pays his respects with a similarly named enterprise (sans volume number) featuring bassists Buster Williams or Peter Washington and drummer Lewis Nash, with saxophonist Steve Wilson making it ...


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