Williams, Tony

M.I.G. Music, 2022CD
Instrument: Drums

Issue: 28.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 76
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Tony Williams was one of the most sort after drummers in the Jazz-fusion hay days (1970s). His control of tempo and tuning the tonal signature of his drums distanced him from the pack. He’s celebrated here in re-release of a retro recording, Play or Die from 1980, a collection of original music with Tom Grant (keyboards) and Patrick O’Hearn (b). Tony’s solo on “Beach Ball Tango” is worth the price of the CD alone! We also enjoyed “Jam Tune” and “Para Oriente”. This is a fine trip to yesteryear.


Publicist: D. L. Media