Tony Williams (drummer)  

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Anthony Tillmon "Tony" Williams (December 12, 1945 — February 23, 1997) was an American jazz drummer.

Widely regarded as one of the most important and influential jazz drummers to come to prominence in the 1960s, Williams first gained fame in the band of trumpeter Miles Davis, and was a pioneer of jazz fusion.



As leader

  • 1964: Life Time (Blue Note)
  • 1966: Spring (Blue Note) – recorded in 1965
  • 1969: Emergency! (Verve)
  • 1970: Turn It Over (Verve)
  • 1971: Ego (Polydor)
  • 1972: The Old Bum's Rush (Polydor)
  • 1975: Believe It (Columbia)
  • 1976: Million Dollar Legs (Columbia) – also released as The Collection (Columbia) with Believe It as 2 in 1 CD in 1992
  • 1979: The Joy of Flying (Columbia)
  • 1980: Play or Die (P.S. Productions) – with Tom Grant and Patrick O'Hearn
  • 1985: Foreign Intrigue (Blue Note)
  • 1986: Civilization (Blue Note)
  • 1988: Angel Street (Blue Note)
  • 1989: Native Heart (Blue Note)
  • 1992: The Story of Neptune (Blue Note) – recorded in 1991
  • 1993: Tokyo Live (Blue Note) – recorded in 1992. released as 2 CD.
  • 1996: Wilderness (Ark 21) – recorded in 1995
  • 1996: Young at Heart (Columbia)
  • 2017: Live at The Village Gate (Hi Hat) – recorded in 1976. posthumous release.
  • 2018: Live Tokyo 1978((Hi Hat) – recorded in 1978. posthumous release.

With The Great Jazz Trio

With Trio of Doom

With Arcana

Accompanying others

With Geri Allen

With Chet Baker

With George Cables

With Ron Carter

With Stanley Clarke

With Miles Davis

With Eric Dolphy

With Kenny Dorham

With Gil Evans

With Tommy Flanagan

With Hal Galper

With Stan Getz

With Dexter Gordon

With Herbie Hancock

With Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter and Wallace Roney

With Jonas Hellborg and the Soldier String Quartet

  • The Word (1991)

With Joe Henderson

With Andrew Hill

With Terumasa Hino

  • May Dance (Flying Disk, 1977)

With Allan Holdsworth

With Charles Lloyd

With Michael Mantler

  • Movies (1977)

With Ray Manzarek

With Branford Marsalis

  • Renaissance (Columbia, 1987)

With Wynton Marsalis

With John McLaughlin

With Jackie McLean

With Marcus Miller

  • The Sun Don't Lie (1990–92)

With Mulgrew Miller

With Grachan Moncur III

With Yoko Ono

With Michel Petrucciani

  • Marvellous (Dreyfus, 1994)

With Pop Workshop

  • Song For The Pterodactyl (1974)

With Public Image Limited

With Don Pullen

With Sam Rivers

With Sonny Rollins

With Wallace Roney

With Carlos Santana

With Travis Shook

  • Travis Shook (1993)

With Wayne Shorter

With McCoy Tyner

With Weather Report

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