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Buster Williams: Griot Libert

Read "Griot Libert" reviewed by Brandt Reiter


All great jazz essentially tells the same story: “This is what it's like to be alive, right here, right now. First-call bass vet Buster Williams' latest disc, Griot Libertè, while no exception, tells an additional one: he loves his wife. Using her recovery from a serious illness as a jumping off point, Williams leads a crack ...

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Griot Libert

Label: HighNote Records
Released: 2004
Track listing: Nomads; Related to One; The Triumphant Dance of the Butterfly; The Wind of an Immortal Soul; Every Time We Say Goodbye; Joined at the Hip; Concierto de Aranjuez; After the Ninth Wave.

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Buster Williams: Griot Libert

Read "Griot Libert" reviewed by John Kelman


The instrumental lineup may mimic the Modern Jazz Quartet and, to be sure, Buster Williams' choice of vibes as the other front-line instrument was so that he could similarly “express a certain softness in [the] music." But that's where the comparison ends. Griot Libertè may also swing on the light side like MJQ, but the musical ...


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