- $20 for one ticket to The Buster Williams Quartet: Something More and the Sonny Fortune Quartet (up to $51.50 value)
- Where: Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild
- Seating: reserved
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Friday, November 7, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
- Friday, November 7, at 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 p.m.
The Buster Williams Quartet: Something More and The Sonny Fortune Quartet
- Buster Williams is: the renowned bass-player who keeps a mellow tone even as he’s moving fast enough to merit a speeding ticket
- Where you’ve heard his music: alongside Herbie Hancock’s keys, Roy Ayers’s pipes, and Art Blakey’s drums
- Williams in the words of the Jazz Times: “a highly articulate soloist with a not quite twangy but certainly tangy, resonant sound”
- Sonny Fortune is: a progressive saxman, flutist, and clarinetist
- Where you’ve heard his music: in Miles Davis’s ’70s ensembles
- How Jazz Times felt seeing his quartet live: “mesmerized as if the spirit of John Coltrane was channeling through Sonny’s alto saxophone”
Preserve. Present. Promote. These three p's comprise the mission of The Manchester Craftsmen Guild, also known as MCG Jazz. Since 1987, MCG has fortified the musical community of Pittsburgh. In addition to drawing in the nation's most renowned jazz artists, they nurture culture for later generations by archiving their shows on their own record label. Past appearances have included greats such as Stanley Turrentine, Joe Williams, and even Dizzy Gillespie.