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Anthony Williams

dr, *1945 US, Chicago
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Anthony Tillmon Williams

Born : December 12, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois. Died : February 23, 1997 in Daly City, California. (Heart Attack) A legendary jazz/Fusion drummer. More known as Tony Williams by drummers around the world. He got most recognition for his fusion project; Lifetime (3) band with John Mclaughlin. He also was part of Miles Davis Quintet in the 60's and did extensive touring with Herbie Hancock's V.S.O.P band as well. He died of a heart attack after a gall blader surgery in 1997, 51 years old.

  • Drums
  • Vocals
  • Congas
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • Classical
Popular Tracks   
From Before (Remastered) on Free Jazz - Experimental Sounds by Various Artists
Love Song (Remastered) on Top Jazz Drummers by Various Artists
Echo (Remastered) on The Most Influential Jazz Drummers by Various Artists
Metamorphosen (arr. String Septet) on Strauss & Schoenberg: Transfigured Night by Ayriel Ensemble
Extras on Creative Jazz 101 by Various Artists
Tee (Remastered) on Best of Avant-Garde Jazz by Various Artists
The Thinker MASTER VM71067 on Just Play by Anthony Williams
Close to You on Way to Your Heart by Anthony Williams, Donald Wiles, Anthony Williams & Donald Wiles
Grand Slam on The Jazz Room Presents Smooth Jazz by Dave Sereny
Way to Your Heart on Way to Your Heart by Anthony Williams, Donald Wiles, Anthony Williams & Donald Wiles

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Mosaic SelectAnthony Williams2006Album
Ultimate Tony Williams - Selected By Jack DeJohnetteAnthony Williams1999Compil.
The Best Of Tony Williams - The Blue Note YearsAnthony Williams1996Compil.
WildernessAnthony Williams, Tony Williams1996Album
Twenty OneGeri Allen Trio With Ron Carter, Anthony Williams1994Album
MontélimarMichel Petrucciani, Dave Holland, Anthony Williams With Graffiti String Quartet1994Single
Tokyo LiveAnthony Williams1993Album
The Story Of NeptuneAnthony Williams1992Album
New York LiveAnthony Williams1991Album
Native HeartAnthony Williams1990Album
Paris, FranceMiles Davis, Anthony Williams, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock1988Album
Angel StreetAnthony Williams1988Album
CivilizationAnthony Williams1987Album
Foreign IntrigueAnthony Williams1985Album
Blues In The ClosetThe Master Trio Featuring Tommy Flanagan, Ron Carter, Anthony Williams1984Album
CarnavalRon Carter, Hank Jones, Sadao Watanabe, Anthony Williams1983Album
The Master TrioThe Master Trio Featuring Tommy Flanagan, Ron Carter, Anthony Williams1983Album
Once In A LifetimeAnthony Williams1982Compil.
Herbie Hancock Trio With Ron Carter + Tony WilliamsHerbie Hancock Trio With Ron Carter + Anthony Williams1981Album
Chet Baker / Wolfgang LackerschmidChet Baker / Wolfgang Lackerschmid Feat. Larry Coryell, Buster Williams, Anthony Williams1980Album
Play Or DieAnthony Williams1980Album
The Best Of Tony WilliamsAnthony Williams1980Compil.
The Joy Of FlyingAnthony Williams1979Album
SpringAnthony Williams1966Album
Life TimeAnthony Williams1964Album
Empyrean IslesHerbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Ron Carter, Anthony Williams1964Album
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