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Audacity

Buster Williams

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1
Where Giants Dwell
Buster Williams
6:42
2
Song of the Outcasts
Buster Williams
10:32
3
Sisko
Buster Williams
6:37
4
Ariana Anai
Buster Williams
4:56
5
Lost on 4th Avenue
Buster Williams
8:35
6
Stumblin'
Buster Williams
4:07
7
Triumph
Buster Williams
8:15
8
Briana
Buster Williams
10:11
9
Audacity
Buster Williams
6:46
Total Playing Time    66:41
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.

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