℗ 2018 Smoke Sessions Records
Released June 15, 2018
Duration 1h 06m 41s
Genre Jazz
 

Audacity

Buster Williams

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1.1
Where Giants Dwell
Buster Williams
6:42
1.2
Song of the Outcasts
Buster Williams
10:32
1.3
Sisko
Buster Williams
6:37
1.4
Ariana Anai
Buster Williams
4:56
1.5
Lost on 4th Avenue
Buster Williams
8:35
1.6
Stumblin'
Buster Williams
4:07
1.7
Triumph
Buster Williams
8:15
1.8
Briana
Buster Williams
10:11
1.9
Audacity
Buster Williams
6:46
This album finds Williams stepping into the studio as a leader for the first time since 2004's Griot Liberte, leading his long-running all-star quartet Something More with saxophonist Steve Wilson, pianist George Colligan and drummer Lenny White. Conceived as the legendary bassist celebrated the milestone of his 75th birthday, Audacity is a mission statement for an artist turning a new corner with the experience of three-quarters of a century behind him. In addition to his own compositions, Williams urged each of his bandmates to contribute new tunes for the session. Wilson is represented by "Sisko," a muscular swinger that weaves his sinuous alto over a roiling, surging groove. Colligan's "Lost on 4th Avenue," with its declamatory opening bass solo, relates the feeling of wandering through a mysterious urban landscape in a raptly narrative fashion, while White's "Stumblin'" is a joyous romp that draws fleet, agile expression from all four players. All together, Audacity could serve to define the word itself, thrilling in Williams' insistence on pushing boldly forward: "If I only do what I know, that's like holding a nickel tightly in my fist: I won't lose that nickel, but I'll never have a dime. I'm always looking for something beyond what I know, what I can comprehend and what I understand." - Buster Williams
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Smoke Sessions Studio Masters

Tracks 1-9 – contains material which utilizes a limited amount of the available bandwidth.
Track title
Peak
(dB FS)
RMS
(dB FS)
LUFS
(integrated)
DR
Album average
Range of values
-1.03
-1.14 to -1.00
-16.58
-18.42 to -15.09
-13.60
-15.10 to -12.00
10
9 to 11
1
Where Giants Dwell
-1.00-15.09-12.010
2
Song of the Outcasts
-1.02-18.42-15.111
3
Sisko
-1.00-16.15-12.910
4
Ariana Anai
-1.08-17.36-14.411
5
Lost on 4th Avenue
-1.02-16.67-14.211
6
Stumblin'
-1.14-15.78-12.810
7
Triumph
-1.00-16.78-13.99
8
Briana
-1.00-17.11-14.310
9
Audacity
-1.00-15.87-12.810

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