WorldCat Identities

Williams, Tony 1945-1997

Overview
Works: 631 works in 2,375 publications in 4 languages and 19,087 library holdings
Genres: Jazz  Bop (Music)  Jazz-rock (Music)  Motion picture music  Alternate takes (Sound recordings)  Live sound recordings  Discographies  History  Biography  Piano music (Jazz) 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Author, Composer, Singer, Producer, Musician, Other, Interviewee, Scenarist
Classifications: M1366.H36, 781.65
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tony Williams
Maiden voyage by Herbie Hancock( Recording )

60 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Possibly his best album of the 60's, Hancock brings a perfect balance between lyrical jazz and hard bop
Out to lunch by Eric Dolphy( Recording )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Out to Lunch stands as Eric Dolphy's magnum opus, an absolute pinnacle of avant-garde jazz in any form or era. Its rhythmic complexity was perhaps unrivaled since Dave Brubeck's Time Out, and its five Dolphy originals -- the jarring Monk tribute "Hat and Beard", the aptly titled "Something Sweet, Something Tender", the weirdly jaunty flute showcase "Gazzelloni", the militaristic title track, the drunken lurch of "Straight Up and Down" -- were a perfect balance of structured frameworks, carefully calibrated timbres, and generous individual freedom. Much has been written about Dolphy's odd time signatures, wide-interval leaps, and flirtations with atonality. And those preoccupations reach their peak on Out to Lunch, which is less rooted in bop tradition than anything Dolphy had ever done. But that sort of analytical description simply doesn't do justice to the utterly alien effect of the album's jagged soundscapes. Dolphy uses those pet devices for their evocative power and unnerving hints of dementia, not some abstract intellectual exercise. His solos and themes aren't just angular and dissonant -- they're hugely so, with a definite playfulness that becomes more apparent with every listen. The whole ensemble -- trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, vibist Bobby Hutcherson, bassist Richard Davis, and drummer Tony Williams -- takes full advantage of the freedom Dolphy offers, but special mention has to be made of Hutcherson, who has fully perfected his pianoless accompaniment technique. His creepy, floating chords and quick stabs of dissonance anchor the album's texture, and he punctuates the soloists' lines at the least expected times, suggesting completely different pulses. Meanwhile, Dolphy's stuttering vocal-like effects and oddly placed pauses often make his bass clarinet lines sound like they're tripping over themselves. Just as the title Out to Lunch suggests, this is music that sounds like nothing so much as a mad gleam in its creator's eyes."--Review by Steve Huey
Maiden voyage by Herbie Hancock( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a silent way by Miles Davis( Recording )

44 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empyrean isles by Herbie Hancock( Recording )

38 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wynton Marsalis by Wynton Marsalis( Recording )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Marsalis conducted a discussion about jazz music with about 80 students in Kirkland House Junior Common Room. That evening, again at Kirkland House, he conducted an improvisation workshop and masterclass before an audience of over 300. In his talks he praised the "purity" of the entirely American art form, blues, and jazz music. While working with student musicians, individually and in each separate section, he discussed and demonstrated -- even taking a turn on the drums! Even though the development of jazz music is based on improvisation he advised that a musician has no right even to attempt to "innovate" until he has mastered some of the traditional jazz forms. In the trumpet master class he worked with 6 student trumpeters, generously turning his attention to each and making incisive comments on their musicianship, achieving remarkable transformations in their playing on the spot
Point of departure by Andrew Hill( Recording )

23 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Hill brings some of the best musicians of the postbop era to the evolution of jazz music by pushing structure and harmony into different places
Filles de Kilimanjaro by Miles Davis( Recording )

25 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Limited edition hybrid SACD version of Davis' 1968 release
In a silent way by Miles Davis( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance by Branford Marsalis( Recording )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emergency by Tony Williams( Recording )

27 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Round midnight : original motion picture soundtrack by Herbie Hancock( Recording )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and German and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supertrios by McCoy Tyner( )

19 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out to lunch by Eric Dolphy( Recording )

48 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E.S.P. by Miles Davis( Recording )

37 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Third plane by Ron Carter( )

18 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reunion of bassit Ron Carter, pianist Herbie Hancock, and drummer Tony Williams, known as Miles Davis' mid-'60s rhythm section, has its moments with the performance of three of Carter's songs and the standard, Stella By Starlight
Seven steps to heaven by Miles Davis( Recording )

28 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nefertiti( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Easy living by Sonny Rollins( )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No problem by Sonny Rollins( )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Anthony Tillmon Williams

Anthony Williams

Tony Williams

Tony Williams Amerikaans drummer (1945-1997)

Tony Williams amerikansk trommeslagar

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Tony Williams baterista de jazz estadounidense

Tony Williams batterista statunitense

Tony Williams batteur de jazz américain

Tony Williams US-amerikanischer Jazz-Schlagzeuger

Williams, A.

Williams, A. P.

Williams Anthony

Williams Anthony 1945-1997

Williams, Anthony Tillmon

Williams, Tillmon Anthony 1945-1997

Williams, Tony, 1945-

Тони Уильямс

טוני ויליאמס

توني وليامز

تونی ویلیامز درامر آمریکایی

トニー・ウィリアムス

Languages
English (72)

German (27)

Spanish (5)

French (4)