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Herbie Hancock with Buster Williams – “Toys”

Bassist Buster Williams was born on this day in Camden, New Jersey, in 1942. One of the most prolific bassists in jazz, Williams was a seminal figure in the bebop movement and played a crucial role in developing the sound of the bass in modal jazz, cool jazz and other post-bop genres.

Sitting In: Kassa Overall’s Sound of Seattle Playlist

Seattle is a hotbed of jazz, with a hungry, self-reliant young scene that has produced some of today’s most electrifying artists. Here, drummer and Seattle native Kassa Overall shares some of his soundtrack for his hometown.

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