Jazz Mastermind's Innovative Approach to Making Music
(Published: March 27, 2010)
Buster Williams is gearing up for his latest recording-one unlike any he has done before. With the help of the legendary Brazilian guitarist/composer Toninho Horta, the pair will embark on their first ArtistShare fan-funded project taking the fans on a journey of the exploration of the influence of Brazilian music in American Jazz.
Fans will have the opportunity to interact directly with Buster and Toninho while following the creative process of these two musical masters as they explore these musical worlds and at the end of the journey create a new recording inspired by what they discover.
Still in the planning stages, the project is scheduled to launch in the coming months. This recording will be Williams' first ArtistShare fan-funded project. For an exclusive listen to an unreleased recording of "Concierto de Aranjuez" from Buster Williams click here.
About Buster Williams
Bassist, composer, and bandleader Buster Williams celebrates over 50 years of performing and recording and has earned his place amongst jazz legends. Mr. Williams has collaborated with such jazz giants as Art Blakey, Betty Carter, Miles Davis, Count Basie, Chet Baker, Chick Corea, Dexter Gordon, Herbie Hancock, Lee Konitz, McCoy Tyner, Illinois Jacquet, Nancy Wilson, Elvin Jones, the Jazz Crusaders, Ron Carter, Woody Shaw, Sarah Vaughan, Benny Golson, Mary Lou Williams, Hank Jones, Lee Morgan, Cedar Walton, Bobby Hutcherson, Billy Taylor, Sonny Rollins, Errol Garner, and Freddie Hubbard. As a bandleader, Mr. Williams tours primarily with his "Something More" Quartet.
"Just when you thought nobody made the kind of jazz that depends more on class, beauty, chops and communication than on concepts and star value, along comes bassist Buster Williams.... It's enough to restore your faith in the art form." - Boston Herald