Saturday, 16 December 2017

72nd birthday of Tony Williams

(Born 12 December 1945, Chicago,US)
BRILLIANT DRUMMER, composer and bandleader, child prodigy who, in 1963, just 17, joins the Miles Davis Second Great Quintet (full personnel: Davis, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor saxophone; Herbie Hancock, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Williams, drums)
(1. Tony Williams Quartet, “Extras” [personnel: Williams, drums; Wayne Shorter, tenor saxophone {takes first tenor solo}; Sam Rivers, tenor saxophone {takes second tenor solo}; Gary Peacock, bass; recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, US, 12 August 1965])
(2. Tony Williams Quartet, “Tee” [personnel and recording details as in 1 above with tenor solo: Wayne Shorter])
(3. Tony Williams Quartet, “Love song” [personnel and recording details as in 1 above with tenor solo by Sam Rivers; piano solos in all selected compositions are of course by Herbie Hancock and the bass’s is by Gary Peacock])
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