Tag Archives: Tony Williams

DIMENSIONS AND EXTENSIONS: Sam Rivers, 1923-2011

We were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of the great Sam Rivers. That last name is as right as rain — his talents were so varied, multifarious, they were like streams that fed into the greater ocean of jazz. Best… Continue reading

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Duets of the Gods: Tony Williams + Cecil Taylor

MORGAN’S MOTION Tony Williams Lifetime The Joy of Flying Sony : 1978 TW, drums; Cecil Taylor, piano. Here’s a deep cut that not many people know about. Tony Williams’ eclectic Joy of Flying is an R&B inflected album filled with… Continue reading

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PEACE (FOR DAKOTA AND JASON) ANGELS WING ANCIENT PLACE Larry Young Love Cry Want New Jazz : 1997 (rec. 1972) LY, organ; Nicholas, guitar, synth; Joe Gallivan, guitar, synth, drums, percussion; Jimmy Molnieri, drums, percussion. Destination: Out’s Dept. of “Believe… Continue reading

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Choreography

IOLA BELLY BUTTON THE ART OF LEVITATION Ronald Shannon Jackson and The Decoding Society Man Dance Antilles : 1982 RSJ, drums; Vernon Reid, electric guitar and banjo; Henry Scott, trumpet and flugelhorn; Zane Massey, saxophones; Melvin Gibbs, electric bass; Reverend Bruce Johnson,… Continue reading

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