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
#ThrowbackThursday Jazz Drummer Edition: Tony Williams, Terri Lyne Carrington and Roy Haynes. This photo really conveys the lineage and legacy of jazz drumming — with Tony Williams Tribute Page and Roy Haynes.
Tony Williams - Of course he went on to do a lot after but I love the work with Miles Davis (particularly the underrated 'Miles in the Sky'). People go on and on about rock drummers, but really, were any of them on a level with guys like this?