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.

Annotation last modified on 2006-05-10 15:50 UTC.

Legal name: Anthony Tillmon Williams



1964Life TimeAnthony Williams39
1965SpringAnthony Williams37
1978Third PlaneRon Carter / Herbie Hancock / Tony Williams412
1979The Joy of FlyingTony Williams46
1980Chet Baker & Wolfgang LackerschmidChet Baker / Wolfgang Lackerschmid feat. Larry Coryell, Buster Williams, Tony Williams43
1980Play or DieTony Williams43
1981Herbie Hancock Trio with Ron Carter + Tony WilliamsHerbie Hancock Trio with Ron Carter + Tony Williams36
1983EtudesRon Carter, Bill Evans, Art Farmer, Tony Williams36
1985Foreign IntrigueTony Williams36
1987CivilizationTony Williams44
1988Angel StreetTony Williams33
1990Native HeartTony Williams45
1992The Story of NeptuneTony Williams43
1992Pride of LionsPhilip Bailey, Billy Childs, Roy Hargrove, Bobby Watson, Tony Williams31
1994A Tribute to MilesHerbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Wallace Roney & Tony Williams43
1994Twenty OneGeri Allen Trio With Ron Carter, Tony Williams43
1996WildernessTony Williams23
2007Trio of DoomJohn McLaughlin, Jaco Pastorius, Tony Williams53

Album + Compilation

1980The Best of Tony WilliamsTony Williams1
1982Once in a LifetimeTony Williams1
1996The Best of Tony WilliamsTony Williams1
1999Ultimate Tony WilliamsTony Williams1
2007Mosaic Select: Tony WilliamsTony Williams1
2016A Tribute to Miles DavisHerbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Wayne Shorter, Wallace Roney & Tony Williams1
2016Believe It / Million Dollar Legs / The Joy of FlyingThe New Tony Williams Lifetime / Tony Williams1

Album + Live

1983CarnavalRon Carter, Hank Jones, Sadao Watanabe, Tony Williams3
1993Tokyo LiveTony Williams2

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