Buster Williams Discography

1975 (age 33)

Buster Williams

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 HumpMuse MR 5080
2.Noble Ego-
3.Pinnacle-
4.Tayamisha-
5.Batuki-

* Muse MR 5080; 32 Jazz 32147   Buster Williams - Pinnacle

1976

Buster Williams Quartet

Roy Ayers, vibes; Kenny Barron, acoustic, electric piano; Buster Williams, bass; Billy Hart, drums; with Jimmy Rowles, acoustic piano #4,7; Nobu Urushiyama, percussion #1; Suzanne Klewan, voice #1.

Generation Sound Studios, NYC, August 30, 1976

1.PrismMuse MR 5101
2.Enchanted Flower-
3.I Love You-
4.I Dream Too Much-
5.Vibrations-
6.My Funny Valentine-
7.I Dream Too Much (alternate take)Muse MCD 5430; 32 Jazz 32087

* Muse MR 5101, MCD 5430; 32 Jazz 32087   Buster Williams - Crystal Reflections

1978

Buster Williams Trio

Kenny Barron, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Ben Riley, drums.

Nippon Columbia's Studio, Tokyo, Japan, January 7, 1978

TokudoDenon (J) YX-7531-ND
This Time The Dream's On Me-
Fuego-
This Is The End Of A Beautiful Friendship-
Someday My Prince Will Come-

* Denon (J) YX-7531-ND, DC-8549   Buster Williams Trio - Tokudo

Buster Williams

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 EasilyMuse MR 5171

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-

* Muse MR 5171   Buster Williams - Heartbeat

Buster Williams

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 ClearBuddah BDS 5728
Betcha By Golly, Wow!-
Ain't Misbehavin'-
Seascape-
So Falls The Past-
Dreams Come True-

* Buddah BDS 5728   Buster Williams - Dreams Come True

1989 (age 47)

Buster Williams Quintet

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 DancingIN+OUT Records (G) 7004-1
Christina-
Fortune Dance-
Something More-
Deception-
Sophisticated Lady-
I Didn't Know What Time It WasIN+OUT Records (G) IOR CD 7004-2

* IN+OUT Records (G) 7004-1, IOR CD 7004-2   Buster Williams - Something More

1996 (age 54)

Buster Williams Quintet

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 DogTCB (Swi) TCB 97602
All Of You-
Somewhere Along The Way-
Epistrophy-
Song For Sensei-
Sommertime-
Song For Thaddeus-
Where's That Rainbow-

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

1998

Buster Williams Quartet

Stefon Harris, vibes; Geri Allen, piano; Buster Williams, bass, vocals; Lenny White, drums.

IIwII Studio, Weehawken, NJ, January 14 & 15, 1998

A Different PlaceTCB (Swi) TCB 99252
Lost In A Memory-
Deja-
I Thought About You-
Why Should I Pretend-
Skim Coat-
Ambiance And Pie-
Christina-
Tunnel Wind-

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

Buster Williams Quartet

Steve Wilson, alto sax; Carlos McKinney, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Ali Muhammad Jackson Jr., drums.

Byton Studios, Hilversum, Netherlands, May 4 & 5, 1998

Yardbird SuiteTCB (Swi) TCB 21202
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-

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

1999

Buster Williams Quartet

Steve Nelson, vibes; Mulgrew Miller, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Carl Allen, drums.

"Montreux Jazz Festival", "Miles Davis Hall", Montreux, Switzerland, July 4, 1999

TokudoTCB (Swi) TCB 20152
The More I See You-
Announcement-
You And The Night And The Music-
Christine-
Rhythm-a-ning-

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

2000

Buster Williams Trio

Geri Allen, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Lenny White, drums.

Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, March, 2000

Houdini, Pt. 1Sirocco Jazz Limited (E) SJL 1014
The Sorcerer-
Bellodgia Diva-
If I Should Lose You-
Ouija Board-
Little Girl Blue-
Fall-
Striver's Jewels-
Houdini, Pt. 2-

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

2004 (age 62)

Buster Williams Quartet

Stefon Harris, vibes, marimba; George Colligan, piano; Buster Williams, bass, piccolo bass; Lenny White, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 5, 2004

NomadsHighNote HCD 7123
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-

* HighNote HCD 7123   Buster Williams - Griot Liberte

2006

The Buster Williams Trio

Kenny Barron, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Lenny White, drums.

"Mountain View Center For The Performing Arts", Mountain View, CA, September 9, 2006

We SeeBluePort Jazz BP-J016
Concierto De Aranjuez-
Song For Abdullah-
Related To One-
Nikara's Song-
Surrey With The Fringe On Top-

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

2008

Buster Williams Quartet

Stefon Harris, vibes; Patrice Rushen, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Lenny White, drums.

released 2008

DejaBuster Williams Productions 634479799853
After The Ninth Wave-
Song For Sensei-
Christina-
The Wind Of An Immortal Soul-
Where's That Rainbow-

* Buster Williams Productions 634479799853   Buster Williams - Live, Volume 1

2010

Buster Williams

Buster Williams, bass; and others.

released November 29, 2010

Ain't Misbehavin'Vanilla OMP itunes.apple.com/en/album/aint-misbehavin/id406619506
When The Sky Is Clear-
Dreams Come True-
So Falls The Past-
Betcha By Golly Wow-
Seascape-

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