Buster Williams Quartet

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s


Charles Anthony Williams, 17 April 1942, Camden, New Jersey, USA. Williams was taught to play bass by his father and later studied formally in Philadelphia. In the early 60s he played and recorded with Jimmy Heath, Sonny Stitt and others, and was also in demand for sessions with singers, notably Betty Carter, Sarah Vaughan and Nancy Wilson. Towards the end of the 60s he settled briefly in Los Angeles, where he played with Miles Davis, Bobby Hutcherson and others, but by the end of the decade he had moved to New York and joined Herbie Hancock. In the early and mid-70s he toured and recorded with Hancock and also worked with Mary Lou Williams and fellow bass player Ron Carter. In the late 70s and through the 80s Williams was in constant demand as a session musician, recording with Kenny Barron, Sathima Bea Benjamin, Sphere and the Timeless All Stars. In the 90s and beyond he discovered his composing muse and now records under his own name more frequently (as the...

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