Tony Williams, NYC 1965 © FRANCIS WOLFF, 1965 Tony Williams at the Village Vanguard, New York, New York September 1965

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Tony Williams. Made a name of himself by playing with the great Miles Davis. I'm not qualified enough to make comments about his playing. It's beyond me...

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Tony Williams was the "baddest m*f* drummer ever" (according to Miles Davis). Alas, he died far too young. For the best hard fusion, there was Believe It. For the best modern bop, the Blue Note lineup starting with Foreign Intrigue. And of course there was the classic quintet with Miles in the 60's.

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Tony Williams. RESEARCH #DdO:) - - 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.

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