Tony Williams - Of course he went on to do a lot after but I love the work with Miles Davis (particularly the underrated 'Miles in the Sky'). People go on and on about rock drummers, but really, were any of them on a level with guys like this?
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 decades that followed. Williams' father, a…
Tony Williams. RESEARCH #DdO:) - https://www.pinterest.com/claxtonw/jazz-and-all-that/ - JAZZ AND ALL THAT - His innovations made him one of the most influential jazz musicians of the last half-century - esp in the 1960s. Began in 1963 as a 17-year-old prodigy with a full-blown, volcanic style of drumming. Anthony Tillmon "Tony" Williams died at in 1997 at age 51.
#ThrowbackThursday Jazz Drummer Edition: Tony Williams, Terri Lyne Carrington and Roy Haynes. This photo really conveys the lineage and legacy of jazz drumming — with Tony Williams Tribute Page and Roy Haynes.