Buster Williams – Crystal Reflections

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“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 CD.” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic.

Track listing:

1 – Prism
2 – Enchanted Flower
3 – I Love You
4 – I Dream Too Much
5 – Vibrations
6 – My Funny Valentine
7 – Dream Too Much (Alt. Take)


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


Label: Muse Records – MR 5101
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1976