Re: Tony Williams - where to start?
If you're up for a challenge, listen to 'Nefertiti' by Miles Davis. The ride work on that album is just fantastic and there's a beautiful contrast on the album from quite sparse to very dense playing. If I wanted to highlight Tony Williams on just one album, I would pick 'Nefertiti'. 'Riot' from that album is an absolute lesson on taste and ride interplay and 'Hand Jive' is a great example on varying cymbal tones for musical emphasis.
Incidentally, take Garvin on his word. There's a guy that really knows his stuff. I am merely a pretender!
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