Re: Tony Williams
The bottom line is that Tony was one one of the greatest drummers ever. You could recognize him by his playing, drum sound and his fearless approach. The guy had great technique and always played with a lot of attitude.
I would go to Blues Alley in DC to see him and would get there hours early just so I could sit right up front for a good view. God he was incredible.
To anyone unfamiliar with his playing PLEASE do yourself a favor and check him out.
Many of the most famous drummers (Ringo, Peart, Beauford, etc.) always seem to have their detractors or critics (Yeah I respect his playing but it's just not what I'm into,etc.)
But I have yet to hear ANY drummer from any style not dig Tony Williams. He's THAT cool!