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Lost in a Memory
Buster Williams
Lost in a Memory
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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Considering the collective talent involved here, Buster Williams's 1999 release doesn't quite reach its enormous potential. The star of the show is vibist Stefon Harris, who with consistently fertile lines once again prove...  more »

      
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All Artists: Buster Williams
Title: Lost in a Memory
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Tcb Music
Release Date: 3/9/1999
Album Type: Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 723723502223, 761994599252, 7619945992528

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Considering the collective talent involved here, Buster Williams's 1999 release doesn't quite reach its enormous potential. The star of the show is vibist Stefon Harris, who with consistently fertile lines once again proves himself to be much more than the vibist du jour. Throw in veterans like pianist Geri Allen and drummer Lenny White, and you have a formidable lineup, but unfortunately one that tends to get lost in the atmospheric ballads. That said, there's much to revel in here as well. The opening "A Different Place" deftly shifts time in a number of spots, never losing its drive while leaving room for exciting solos by all. "Skim Coat" is an inventive variation on rhythm changes, while "Tunnel Wind" plods mightily atop Williams's deeply resonant bass, which throughout boasts a wonderful blend of ominous force and delicate subtlety. On the other hand, Williams's first-ever vocal turn, while heartfelt--he's amazingly reminiscent of Nina Simone of all people--doesn't suggest a career shift. --Marc Greilsamer
 

CD Reviews

Very Good, Advanced Hard & Post-Bop Jazz!
Mr. John M. Herrmann | Richmond,Va | 11/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"9 Tracks of advanced straight-ahead jazz with eight excellent originals."