Buster Williams Catalog

1975 (age 33)

Buster Williams - Pinnacle  (Muse MR 5080)

Woody Shaw, trumpet #3,5; Earl Turbinton, bass clarinet #1,3, soprano sax #3-5; Sonny Fortune, soprano sax #1,3, alto flute #3,4, flute #5; Onaje Allan Gumbs, acoustic, electric piano, Moog synthesizer, ARP string ensemble; Buster Williams, acoustic bass, Fender bass #1, vocals #3; Billy Hart, drums; Guilherme Franco, percussion; Suzanne Klewan, Marcus, vocals #2,3; Buster Williams, composer, arranger #1-4; Onaje Allan Gumbs, composer, arranger #5.
Blue Rock Studio, NYC, August 6, 7, 11 & 14, 1975
1.The Hump
2.Noble Ego
3.Pinnacle
4.Tayamisha
5.Batuki
** also issued on 32 Jazz 32147.

1976

Buster Williams - Crystal Reflections  (Muse MR 5101)

Roy Ayers, vibes; Kenny Barron, acoustic, electric piano; Buster Williams, bass; Billy Hart, drums; with Jimmy Rowles, acoustic piano #4; Nobu Urushiyama, percussion #1; Suzanne Klewan, voice #1.
Generation Sound Studios, NYC, August 30, 1976
1.Prism
2.Enchanted Flower
3.I Love You
4.I Dream Too Much
5.Vibrations
6.My Funny Valentine
** also issued on Muse MCD 5430; 32 Jazz 32087.

Buster Williams - Crystal Reflections  (Muse MCD 5430)

Roy Ayers, vibes; Kenny Barron, acoustic, electric piano; Buster Williams, bass; Billy Hart, drums; with Jimmy Rowles, acoustic piano.
Generation Sound Studios, NYC, August 30, 1976
I Dream Too Much (alternate take)
** reissue of Muse MR 5101 + 1 bonus track.

1978

Buster Williams Trio - Tokudo  (Denon (J) YX-7531-ND)

Kenny Barron, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Ben Riley, drums.
Nippon Columbia's Studio, Tokyo, Japan, January 7, 1978
Tokudo
This Time The Dream's On Me
Fuego
This Is The End Of A Beautiful Friendship
Someday My Prince Will Come
** also issued on Denon (J) DC-8549.

Buster Williams - Heartbeat  (Muse MR 5171)

Kenny Barron, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Ben Riley, drums.: same personnel.
Generation Sound Studios, NYC, March 28 & 30 & April 3, 1978
I Fall In Love Too Easily
same session.
Toku-Do
Gayle Dixon, violin; Pat Dixon, cello; Kenny Barron, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Billy Hart, drums; Buster Williams, string arranger.
Shadows
Gayle Dixon, violin; Pat Dixon, cello; Jimmy Rowles, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Billy Hart, drums; Suzanne Klewan, vocals; Buster Williams, string arranger.
Pygmy Lullabye
Kenny Barron, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Billy Hart, drums.
Ruby P'Gonia
Buster Williams, solo bass.
Veronica

Buster Williams - Dreams Come True  (Buddah BDS 5728)

Eddie Henderson, trumpet, flugelhorn; Hubert Laws, flute; Hank Crawford, alto sax; Kenny Barron, acoustic piano; Onaje, electric piano, arranger, conductor; Buster Williams, acoustic bass, piccolo bass; Billy Hart, Ben Riley, drums; Nobu, percussion; with John Blake, Lloyd Carter, Valerie Collymore, Akua Dixon, Gayle Dixon, Eddie Drennon, Carl Ector, Clarissa Howell, Ulysses Kirksey, Ronald Lipscomb, Melvyn Roundtree, George Taylor, strings; Terri Gonzalez, Curtis Rance King Jr., Darryl S. Tookes, vocals.
Columbia Studios, NYC, September-October, 1978
When The Sky Is Clear
Betcha By Golly, Wow!
Ain't Misbehavin'
Seascape
So Falls The Past
Dreams Come True

1989 (age 47)

Buster Williams - Something More  (IN+OUT Records (G) 7004-1)

Shunzo Ohno, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor, soprano sax; Herbie Hancock, piano, keyboards; Buster Williams, bass, piccolo bass; Al Foster, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 8 & 9, 1989
Air Dancing
Christina
Fortune Dance
Something More
Deception
Sophisticated Lady
** also issued on IN+OUT Records (G) IOR CD 7004-2.

Buster Williams - Something More  (IN+OUT Records (G) IOR CD 7004-2)

Shunzo Ohno, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor, soprano sax; Herbie Hancock, piano, keyboards; Buster Williams, bass, piccolo bass; Al Foster, drums.: same session.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 8 & 9, 1989
I Didn't Know What Time It Was
** reissue of IN+OUT Records (G) 7004-1 + 1 bonus track.

1996 (age 54)

Buster Williams Quintet - Somewhere Along The Way  (TCB (Swi) TCB 97602)

Gary Bartz, alto, soprano sax; Stefon Harris, vibes; Carlos McKinney, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Lenny White, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 11 & 12, 1996
Pop Dog
All Of You
Somewhere Along The Way
Epistrophy
Song For Sensei
Sommertime
Song For Thaddeus
Where's That Rainbow

1998

Buster Williams Quartet - Lost In A Memory  (TCB (Swi) TCB 99252)

Stefon Harris, vibes; Geri Allen, piano; Buster Williams, bass, vocals; Lenny White, drums.
IIwII Studio, Weehawken, NJ, January 14 & 15, 1998
A Different Place
Lost In A Memory
Deja
I Thought About You
Why Should I Pretend
Skim Coat
Ambiance And Pie
Christina
Tunnel Wind

Buster Williams Quartet - Joined At The Hip  (TCB (Swi) TCB 21202)

Steve Wilson, alto sax; Carlos McKinney, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Ali Muhammad Jackson Jr., drums.
Byton Studios, Hilversum, Netherlands, May 4 & 5, 1998
Yardbird Suite
Joined At The Hip
Scrapple From The Apple
Magic Samba
What Is This Thing Called Love
Leo
Moose The Mooche
Francis Dances
Relaxin'at Camarillo

1999

Buster Williams Quartet - Live At The Montreux Jazz Festival 1999  (TCB (Swi) TCB 20152)

Steve Nelson, vibes; Mulgrew Miller, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Carl Allen, drums.
"Montreux Jazz Festival", "Miles Davis Hall", Montreux, Switzerland, July 4, 1999
Tokudo
The More I See You
Announcement
You And The Night And The Music
Christine
Rhythm-a-ning

2000

Buster Williams Trio - Houdini  (Sirocco Jazz Limited (E) SJL 1014)

Geri Allen, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Lenny White, drums.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, March, 2000
Houdini, Pt. 1
The Sorcerer
Bellodgia Diva
If I Should Lose You
Ouija Board
Little Girl Blue
Fall
Striver's Jewels
Houdini, Pt. 2

2004 (age 62)

Buster Williams - Griot Liberte  (HighNote HCD 7123)

Stefon Harris, vibes, marimba; George Colligan, piano; Buster Williams, bass, piccolo bass; Lenny White, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 5, 2004
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

2006

The Buster Williams Trio - Live - 65 Roses  (BluePort Jazz BP-J016)

Kenny Barron, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Lenny White, drums.
"Mountain View Center For The Performing Arts", Mountain View, CA, September 9, 2006
We See
Concierto De Aranjuez
Song For Abdullah
Related To One
Nikara's Song
Surrey With The Fringe On Top

2008

Buster Williams - Live, Volume 1  (Buster Williams Productions 634479799853)

Stefon Harris, vibes; Patrice Rushen, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Lenny White, drums.
released 2008
Deja
After The Ninth Wave
Song For Sensei
Christina
The Wind Of An Immortal Soul
Where's That Rainbow

2010

Buster Williams - Ain't Misbehavin'  (Vanilla OMP itunes.apple.com/en/album/aint-misbehavin/id406619506)

Buster Williams, bass; and others.
released November 29, 2010
Ain't Misbehavin'
When The Sky Is Clear
Dreams Come True
So Falls The Past
Betcha By Golly Wow
Seascape