Описание CD

вернуться        закрыть окно  


  Исполнитель(и) :
   Williams, Tony  (Drums)
◄◄◄        ►►►

  Наименование CD :

Год издания : 1969

Компания звукозаписи : Polygram, (ru)

Музыкальный стиль : Fusion, Post-Bop

Время звучания : 1:10:35

  Комментарий (рецензия) :

CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Jazz (Fusion)      

Tony Williams' Emergency was one of the first and most influential albums in late-'60s fusion, a record that shattered the boundaries between jazz and rock. Working with guitarist John McLaughlin and organist Larry Young, Williams pushed into new territory, creating dense, adventurous, unpredictable soundscapes. With Emergency, Tony Williams helped create the foundation of the style and sound of fusion. It's a seminal release, originally released on two albums and now available on one CD.

-Leo Stanley (All Music Guide)

========= from the cover ==========

Tony Williams joined Jazz legend Miles Davis in 1963. hailed as a teenage prodigy. Brash and wholly confident of his percussions skills. Williams (Who was born in Chicago and raised in Boston) teamed with bassist Ron Carter, saxophonist Wayne Shorter and pianist Herbie Hancock to form the nucleus of the most prestigious jazz band in the world.

Davis confident youthful quintet would create such acclaimed recording as Four And More and Miles Smiles. Williams speed, dexterity and spectacular brush work won him praise and recognition throughout the Jazz community. By the close 1968, Tony Williams had drawn his successful five year association with Davis to a close. Influenced by the exciting new music popularized by rock acts like Cream and The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Williams set out to form a new electric group whose music would bridge the divide between rock and jazz. To stand apart from the precise arrangements and largely acoustic sound of the Davis quintet. Williams recruited organist Larry Young and British guitarist John McLaughlin.

Billed as the Tony Williams Lifetime. Williams led the group into Manhattan's Olmstead Recording Studios in May 1969 to records Emergency!, their debut album. Recorded in just two days, the tone of the eight song double disc was immediately established by the title track. With Young's organ at the centercore of the group's sound. Williams and McLaughlin battled throughout, pushing each other beyond previously held boundaries of rock and jazz.

Evident throughout the album was the evolution of Williams' percussion technique. Williams adopted a tougher, more aggressive approach, which, coupled with the overtones of the distortion and sustain preferred by McLaughlin, defined the group's sound. While McLaughlin's stinging lead guitar punctuated song like "Spectrum" and Carla Bley's hypnotic "Vashkar," it was Young who provided colour and texture throughout. Young's supportive organ fills laid the foundation for Williams' superb cymbal work on the moody "Where." For Williams' own "Sangria For Three." Young pushed and prodded the drummer through this funky workout.

Despite it's superb musicianship, most purists dismissed Emergency! outright. To Williams' considerable chagrin, the jazz community turned its back on the new group, leaving them to rock fans and artists who packed Manhattan club like the Vanguard. Slugs and Ungano's to witness their live sets. One notable exception was Miles Davis, who was so impressed with the trio that he asked them to become his new band. Williams, however, declined. He was now more determined than ever to steer the group through the storm of controversy. Undaunted, Davis ultimately recruited Williams and McLaughlin separately to help him record his groundbreaking album In A Silent Way.

While Emergency! might not have enjoyed any significant commercial impact uppon its release, the special chemistry celebrated throughout the album has since become its legacy. The album's influence would become more obvious as later efforts to fuse rock and jazz - including those by McLaughlin's own Mahavishnu Orchestra. Larry Coryell, Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea's Return To Forever - followed successfully in its footsteps. Williams himself would enjoy critical and commercial success leading various ensembles alone and under the Lifetime umbrella throughout the ensuing years, until his untimely death.

- John McDermott

  Соисполнители :

John McLaughlin (Guitar)
Larry Young (Organ)

№ п/п

Наименование трека



   1 Emergency         0:09:36 Williams
   2 Beyond Games         0:08:19 Tony Williams
   3 Where         0:12:11 -"-
   4 Vashkar         0:05:00 -"-
   5 Via The Spectrum Road         0:07:50 -"-
   6 Spectrum         0:08:52 -"-
   7 Sangria For Three         0:13:08 -"-
   8 Something Special     T       0:05:40 -"-


 T   'щелкнуть' - переход к тексту композиции.

вернуться        закрыть окно

Последние изменения в документе сделаны 19/10/2016 22:09:01

Главная страница коллекции

Collection main page