Buster Williams Bass to Infinity

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Directed by Adam Kahan
90 mins | USA, 2019 | English

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 - Miles, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Art Blakey, and on. In this intimate portrait, Buster trades stories, and plays, with some of the world's greatest musicians - Benny Golson, Herbie Hancock, Christian McBride and others, and takes us on a journey through his life, legacy, and America's greatest art form - the truly universal music called Jazz.

Adam Kahan is a filmmaker living in Brooklyn, New York. He has made multiple documentaries on artists and musicians, as well as short narrative and experimental films. His last documentary - The Case of the Three Sided Dream, on multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk, won three 'Best Documentary' awards, was named one of the top ten music docs of 2014, and was commercially released in 2016. His new film - Buster Williams Bass to Infinity - which focuses on bass player, composer, Buddhist, and citizen of planet earth - Buster Williams, was called 'one of the finest music documentaries we have seen' by the London Jazz News. Adam is currently working on an animated feature film on the legendary Sun Ra. He also happens to be a bass player himself.

Produced by Adam Kahan
Director of Photography Jennifer Cox
Sound Michael Ungar
Editor Jen Fineran
Music by Buster Williams, Benny Golson, Carmen Lundy, Kenny Barron Larry Willis, Lenny White & Rufus Reid
Artists Involved Benny Golson, Herbie Hancock, Christian McBride, Larry Willis, Kenny Barron, Rufus Reid, Carmen Lundy & Lenny White
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