Tony Williams (American jazz drummer)

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One of the "new cats" Miles Davis band, Tony Williams drums are heard on a number of sessions from the Blue Note 60's clan.
Hired very young by Jackie McLean, his interests eventually shifted toward rock and fusion in the 70's, before being re-called for duty for the V.S.O.P. records.
Mr Williams was only 18 when he took part in Eric Dolphy's sessions.
His death at 50 years old left a void in the jazz community.

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Legal name: Anthony Tillmon Williams


Anthony Tillmon "Tony" Williams (December 12, 1945 – February 23, 1997) was an American jazz drummer.

Widely regarded as one of the most important and influential jazz drummers to come to prominence in the 1960s, Williams first gained fame in the band of trumpeter Miles Davis and was a pioneer of jazz fusion. He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1986.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1964 Life Time Tony Williams 3
1965 Spring Tony Williams 4
1977 Third Plane Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock & Tony Williams 4
1979 The Joy of Flying Tony Williams 2
1983 Carnaval Ron Carter, Hank Jones, 渡辺貞夫, Tony Williams 1
1983 Etudes Ron Carter, Bill Evans, Art Farmer, Tony Williams 2
1983 The Master Trio The Master Trio featuring Tommy Flanagan, Ron Carter, Tony Williams 1
1985 Foreign Intrigue Tony Williams 1
1986 Chet Baker & Wolfgang Lackerschmid Chet Baker & Wolfgang Lackerschmid feat. Larry Coryell, Buster Williams & Tony Williams 1
1987 Civilization Tony Williams 1
1990 Angel Street Tony Williams 1
1992 Pride Of Lions Philip Bailey, Billy Childs, Roy Hargrove, Bobby Watson, Tony Williams 1
1994 A Tribute to Miles Davis Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Wallace Roney & Tony Williams 2
1994 Twenty One Geri Allen Trio With Ron Carter, Tony Williams 1
1996 Wilderness Tony Williams 1
2007 Trio of Doom John McLaughlin, Jaco Pastorius, Tony Williams 1
The Trio Tommy Flanagan, Ron Carter, Tony Williams 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Ultimate Tony Williams Tony Williams 1
2007 Mosaic Select 24: Tony Williams Tony Williams 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Native Heart Tony Williams 1
The Story of Neptune Tony Williams 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Town Hall Concert Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, James Newton & Tony Williams 2
1993 Tokyo Live Tony Williams 1

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