Sunday, January 31, 2010

Buster WILLIAMS - Crystal Reflections 1976

Buster WILLIAMS - Crystal Reflections 1976
MR 5101


Bassist Buster Williams had one of his few opportunities to lead a record session on this diverse set which has been reissued on CD (with an alternate take of "I Dream Too Much" added to the original program). Of the six selections, Williams has a duet apiece with Kenny Barron (who plays electric piano), pianist Jimmy Rowles and vibraphonist Roy Ayers ("My Funny Valentine"). Two other numbers feature the quartet of Williams, Ayers, Barron and drummer Billy Hart while the leader's original "Prism" has the quartet joined by singer Suzanne Klewan and percussionist Nobu Urushiyama. The music ranges from slightly commercial to introspective and hard swinging, and its variety (plus an opportunity to hear bassist Williams in the lead) are two good reasons for postbop jazz collectors to pick up this Album.
By Scott Yanow, All Music Guide.
Bass- Buster Williams
Drums- Billy Hart
Percussion- Nobu Urushiyama
Piano- Jimmy Rowles
Piano, Electric Piano- Kenny Barron
Vibraphone [Vibes], Synthesizer- Roy Ayers
Vocals- Suzanne Klewan
A1. Prism 
       Written-By - Charles 'Buster' Williams*
A2. Enchanted Flower 
       Written-By - Kenny Barron
A3. I Love You 
       Written-By - Cole Porter
B1. I Dream Too Much 
       Written-By - Jerome Kern
B2. Vibrations 
       Written-By - Jerome Kern
B3. My Funny Valentine 
       Written-By - Lorenz Hart , Richard Rodgers

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