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     Tony Williams

Real name: Anthony Williams
Born: Dec 12, 1945 in Chicago, IL
Died: Feb 23, 1997 in Daly City, CA
Genres: Jazz
Styles: Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Fusion
Instruments: Drums

Tony Williams' death in 1997 of a heart attack after routine gall bladder surgery was a major shock to the jazz world. Just 51, Williams (who could be a very loud drummer) seemed so youthful, healthy and ageless even though he had been a major drummer for nearly 35 years. The open style that he created while with the Miles Davis Quintet in the mid-to-late '60s remains quite influential and he had a long list of accomplishments during the past couple of decades. Williams' father, a saxophonist, took his son out to clubs that gave him an opportunity to sit in; at 11 the youngster already showed potential. He took lessons from Alan Dawson and at 15 was apearing at Boston-area jam sessions. During 1959-60 Williams often played with Sam Rivers and in December 1962 (when he was barely 17), the drummer moved to New York and played regularly with Jackie McLean. Within a few months he joined Miles Davis where his ability to imply the beat while playing quite freely influenced and inspired the other musicians; together with Herbie Hancock and Ron Carter he was part of one of the great rhythm sections. Williams, who was 18 when he appeared on Eric Dolphy's classic Out to Lunch album, stayed with Davis into 1969, leading his own occasional sessions and becoming a household name in the jazz world. In addition to his interest in avant-garde jazz, Tony Williams was a fan of rock music and when he left Miles he formed the fusion band Lifetime, a trio with Larry Young and John McLaughlin. After leading other versions of Lifetime (one of them starring Allan Holdsworth), Williams stuck to freelancing for a time, studied composition and toured with Herbie Hancock's V.S.O.P. band. By the mid-'80s he was heading his own all-star hard bop group which featured Wallace Roney as a surrogate Miles Davis and a repertoire dominated by the drummer's originals (including the standard "Sister Cheryl"). After breaking up his longtime quintet in 1995, Williams gigged a bit with a trio, recorded a very interesting set of original music for the Ark 21 label and seemed to have a limitless future. His premature death makes one grateful that he started his career early and that he was extensively documented.

- Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)


Уильямс Тони (р. 12 декабря 1945, Чикаго) - американский джазовый музыкант (ударные), композитор. Представитель модерн-джаза.


Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=11412 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
www.cs.cf.ac.uk/Dave/mclaughlin/art/final.html Interview
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Williams About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Williams About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Tony Williams - 'Emergency!' - 1969, Polygram
 Tony Williams - 'Wilderness' - 1996, Ark 21
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Eric Dolphy - 'Out To Lunch' - 1964, Blue Note
 Herbie Hancock - 'A Tribute To Miles' - 1994, Dora, Qwest, Reprise
 Michel Petrucciani - 'Marvellous' - 1994, Dreyfus
  как соисполнитель ...
 Arcana - 'Arc Of The Testimony' - 1997, Axiom, Island
 Chet Baker - 'The Best Thing For You' - 1977, A&M
 Chet Baker - 'You Can't Go Home Gain' - 1977, A&M
 Bunny Brunel - 'Ivanhoe' - 1983, Planet Blue Records
 Stanley Clarke - 'Stanley Clarke' - 1974, Epic
 Miles Davis - 'Circle In The Round' - 1979, Columbia, Legacy
 Miles Davis - 'Cookin' At The Plugged Nickel' - 1965, Columbia
 Miles Davis - 'E.S.P.' - 1965, Columbia, Legacy
 Miles Davis - 'Filles De Kilimanjaro' - 1968, Columbia, Legacy
 Miles Davis - 'In A Silent Way' - 1969, Columbia
 Miles Davis - 'Miles In The Sky' - 1968, Columbia, Legacy
 Miles Davis - 'Miles Smiles' - 1966, Columbia, Legacy, Ars Nova
 Miles Davis - 'My Funny Valentine' - 1965, Columbia, Legacy
 Miles Davis - 'Nefertiti' - 1967, Columbia
 Miles Davis - 'Seven Steps To Heaven' - 1963, Columbia
 Miles Davis - 'Water Babies' - 1977, Sony
 Kenny Dorham - 'Una Mas' - 1999, Blue Note, RVG Edition
 Madeline Eastman - 'Art Attack' - 1994, Madkat
 Gil Evans - 'There Comes A Time' - 1975, BMG
 Stan Getz - 'Captain Marvel And Other' - 1972, Columbia
 Stan Getz - 'Sweet Rain' - 1967, Verve
 Herbie Hancock - 'Maiden Voyage. Speak Like A Child' - Blue Note
 Herbie Hancock - 'Quartet' - 1981, Columbia
 Andrew Hill - 'Point Of Departure' - 1964, Blue Note
 Allan Holdsworth - 'Against The Clock: The Best Of Allan Holdsworth' - 2005, Alternity
 Hank Jones - 'The Great Jazz Trio At The Village Vanguard, Vol. 2' - 1977, East Wind
 Hank Jones - 'The Great Jazz Trio From L.A.' - 1977, East Wind
 Bill Laswell - 'Panthalassa - The Music Of Miles Davis 1969-1974' - 1998, Columbia
 Charles Lloyd - 'Of Course, Of Course' - 1965, Mosaic Select
 Branford Marsalis - 'Renaissance' - 1987, Columbia
 Bobby McFerrin - 'Mouth Music' - 2001, Sony Music
 Jackie McLean - 'New Wine In Old Bottles' - 2007, Test Of Time
 Jackie McLean - 'One Step Beyond' - 1987, Blue Note
 Jackie McLean - 'Vertigo' - 1963, Blue Note
 Grachan Moncur III - 'Evolution' - 1963, Blue Note
 Grachan Moncur III - 'Mosaic Select: Grachan Moncur III' - 2004, Mosaic
 Grachan Moncur III - 'Some Other Stuff' - 1964, Blue Note
 Dianne Reeves - 'Dianne Reeves' - 1991, EMI, Galactic
 Wallace Roney - 'No Job Too Big Or Small' - 2003, 32 Jazz, Savoy Jazz
 Ryuichi Sakamoto - 'Neo Geo' - 1988, Epic, Ars Nova
 L. Subramaniam - 'Indian Express & Mani & Co.' - 1999, Milestone
 L. Subramaniam - 'Mani & Co' - 1986, Milestone
 The Great Jazz Trio - 'Chapter II: The Great Jazz Trio' - 1980, East Wind-Japan
 The Great Jazz Trio - 'KJLH (Kindness, Joy, Love & Happiness)' - 1977, East Wind, Nippon Phonogram
 The Great Jazz Trio - 'The Great Jazz Trio Direct From L.A.' - 1977, East Wind
 The Great Jazz Trio - 'The Great Tokyo Meeting' - 1978, East Wind
 V.S.O.P. - 'Live Under The Sky' - 1981, Tristar, Sony
 V.S.O.P. - 'The Quintet' - 1977, Tristar
 Bernie Worrell - 'Blacktronic Science' - 1993, Gramavision

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