"Jazz Film Night: Buster Williams Bass to Infinity"



Northampton Center for the Arts (33 Hawley Street, Northampton MA)

Imagine hanging out with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, hearing them jam together, trading riffs, then riffing with words and trading stories. Bird and Diz are gone, but giants still walk among us. One of those giants is Buster Williams. Buster has played with everyone, from Sarah Vaughan to Miles Davis, Nancy Wilson, Art Blakey, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and on. Join Buster as he tells stories about his life and the lives of other great jazz musicians, and is joined by, and plays with, some of the greatest living contributors to this music– Benny Golson, Herbie Hancock, Rufus Reid, Christian McBride, Larry Willis, Carmen Lundy, Kenny Barron and Lenny White.

Buster Williams Bass to Infinity is a totality. It is a film about a great contributor to America’s greatest art form, and many other greats – those mentioned above, as well as Monk, Trane, Paul Chambers... All of these artists' stories makeup that thing we call Jazz, and each individual, each story, is intertwined to make up a whole.