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Tony Williams
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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 60s, Williams first gained fame in the band of trumpeter Miles Davis and was a pioneer of jazz fusion both with Davis and with his own band Lifetime.
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Miles Davis — Panthalassa: The Music of Miles Davis Miles Davis — Panthalassa: The Music of Miles Davis
(Columbia CK 67909, 1997, CD)
Jack Bruce — A Question of Time Jack Bruce — A Question of Time
(Acadia ACAM 8155, 1989/2007, CD)
Ryuichi Sakamoto — Neo Geo Ryuichi Sakamoto — Neo Geo
(GT Music MHCL 1365, 1987/2009, CD)
Didier Lockwood — New World Didier Lockwood — New World
(Polydor 821 880-2, 1979/1990, CD)
John McLaughlin / Jaco Pastorius / Tony Williams — Trio of Doom John McLaughlin / Jaco Pastorius / Tony Williams — Trio of Doom
(Columbia 82796 96450 2, 1979/2007, CD)
Michael Mantler — Movies Michael Mantler — Movies
(WATT/ 7, 1978, LP)
The Tony Williams Lifetime — Million Dollar Legs The Tony Williams Lifetime — Million Dollar Legs
(Columbia PC 34263, 1976, LP)
The Tony Williams Lifetime — Believe It The Tony Williams Lifetime — Believe It
(Columbia 5128982, 1975/2004, CD)
Stanley Clarke — Stanley Clarke Stanley Clarke — Stanley Clarke
(Epic EK 36973, 1974/1989, CD)
The Tony Williams Lifetime — (Turn It Over) The Tony Williams Lifetime — (Turn It Over)
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC2257, 1970/2011, CD)
The Tony Williams Lifetime — Emergency! The Tony Williams Lifetime — Emergency!
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2256, 1969/2011, CD)
Miles Davis — Filles de Kilimanjaro Miles Davis — Filles de Kilimanjaro
(Columbia CK 86555, 1969/2002, CD)
Miles Davis — In a Silent Way Miles Davis — In a Silent Way
(Columbia CK 86556, 1969/2002, CD)
Miles Davis — Water Babies Miles Davis — Water Babies
(Columbia CK 86557, 1969/2002, CD)
Miles Davis — Miles in the Sky Miles Davis — Miles in the Sky
(Columbia CK 65684, 1968/1998, CD)
Miles Davis — Nefertiti Miles Davis — Nefertiti
(Columbia CK 65681, 1967/1998, CD)
Miles Davis — Sorcerer Miles Davis — Sorcerer
(Columbia CK 65680, 1967/1998, CD)
Anthony Williams — Spring Anthony Williams — Spring
(Blue Note BLP 4216, 1966, LP)
Miles Davis — E.S.P. Miles Davis — E.S.P.
(Columbia CK 46863, 1965/1998, CD)
Herbie Hancock — Maiden Voyage Herbie Hancock — Maiden Voyage
(Blue Note 7243 4 95331 2 7, 1965/1999, CD)
Wayne Shorter — The Soothsayer Wayne Shorter — The Soothsayer
(Blue Note LT-988, 1965/1979, LP)
Herbie Hancock — Empyrean Isles Herbie Hancock — Empyrean Isles
(Blue Note CDP 7 84175 2, 1964/1987, CD)
Anthony Williams — Life Time Anthony Williams — Life Time
(Blue Note BLP 4180, 1964, LP)

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