Originally Posted by Bo Eder
I'm not sure if this is posted anywhere here yet, but I found this on YouTube. It's Tony Williams and his quintet performing Sister Cheryl in New York. I've always loved his solo prior to the beginning of the song. The man had control, and wrote wonderful music to boot!
I have this on DVD and I find myself watching it more that most other "drummer" videos I have. The whole set is just killin'
Tony was a magical player...no doubt. Four and more changed me in so many ways...like most of us I'm sure.
And yes, the Tommy Flanagan recording is great as well. You're right that it is a departure of his normal playing...might have something to do with Ron Carter. His playing always seemed to pull different ideas out of my mind while listening...more traditional ideas.