Re: Tony Williams
Actually, I may record "Fred" with Allan and Jimmy Johnson (after our next tour soon) for inclusion on my next electric album. Funny this question came up.
We play it at the moment, live, but I don't play the same double tempo hi-hat jazz beat with half time rock kick and snare - the Tony beat. I never like to play the same thing, and particularly since it's Tony I think of it as a tribute to him that I don't. I'm not sure what Chad Wackerman plays for the song. Maybe he's nearer to it, I don't know.
Sorry to be no help to you here. It's quite a tough beat to replicate though, Tony's version. I once tried to play that beat to myself, the way I think he does it and it's defintely not easy!