All About Jazz

Home » News » Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tony Williams

SOURCE:

Sign in to view read count

All About Jazz is celebrating Tony Williams' birthday today!

Born in Chicago and growing up in Boston, Williams began studies with master drummer Alan Dawson at an early age and began playing professionally at the age of 13 with saxophonist Sam Rivers. Jackie McLean hired Williams at 16. At 17 Williams found considerable fame with Miles Davis, joining a group that was later dubbed Davis\'s “Second Great Quintet." His first album as a leader... Read more.

Place our Musician of the Day widget on your website or blog.

Visit Website

Tags

Extended Analysis
CD/LP/Track Review
Extended Analysis
Reassessing
CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles
Tony Williams: Life Time

Tony Williams: Life...

Blue Note Records
2016

buy
Tony Williams: Mosaic Select 24

Tony Williams: Mosaic...

Mosaic Records
2007

buy
Tony Williams: Mosaic Select 24

Tony Williams: Mosaic...

Mosaic Records
2006

buy
Mosaic Select 24

Mosaic Select 24

Mosaic Records
2006

buy
Believe It

Believe It

Columbia Records
2004

buy
 

Spectrum: The...

Verve Music Group
1997

buy

News

Sponsored announcements from the industry.