Tony Williams Catalog

1964 (age 19)

Anthony Williams - Life Time  (Blue Note BLP 4180)

Sam Rivers, tenor sax; Gary Peacock, bass; Richard Davis, bass #1,2; Anthony Williams, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 21, 1964

1. 1417 tk.5Two Pieces Of One: Green
2. 1418 tk.7Two Pieces Of One: Red
3. 1419 tk.9Tomorrow Afternoon

Bobby Hutcherson, vibes, marimba #2; Herbie Hancock, piano; Ron Carter, bass #1; Anthony Williams, drums, timpani, woodblock, maracas, triangle #2.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 24, 1964

1. 1420 tk.12Barb's Song To The Wizard
2. 1421 tk.17Memory

** also issued on Blue Note BST 84180, CDP 7 84180 2.

1965 (age 20)

Anthony Williams - Spring  (Blue Note BLP 4216)

Wayne Shorter, tenor sax #1-3; Sam Rivers, tenor sax #1-4; Herbie Hancock, piano #2-4; Gary Peacock, bass #1-4; Anthony Williams, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 12, 1965

1. 1642 tk.2Extras
2. 1643 tk.4Tee
3. 1644 tk.6From Before
4. 1645 tk.18Love Song
5. 1646 tk.19Echo

** also issued on Blue Note BST 84216, CDP 7 46135 2.

1969

The Tony Williams Lifetime - Emergency!  (Polydor 25-3001)

Larry Young, organ; John McLaughlin, guitar; Tony Williams, drums.

Olmsted Sound Studios, NYC, May 26 & 28, 1969

Emergency
Beyond Games
Where
Vashkar

same session.

Via The Spectrum Road
Spectrum
Sangria For Three
Something Spiritual

** also issued on Verve VE-2-2541 as "Tony Williams - Once In A Lifetime". Polydor 849 068-2; Verve 314 539 117-2.

1970

The Tony Williams Lifetime - (Turn It Over)  (Polydor 24-4021)

Khalid Yasin (Larry Young), organ; Johnny McLaughlin, guitar, vocals; Jack Bruce, bass; Tony Williams, drums, vocals.

Olmsted Sound Studios, NYC, February & July 14, 1970

To Whom It May Concern - Them
To Whom It May Concern - Us
This Night This Song
Big Nick
Right On
Once I Loved
Vuelta Abajo
A Famous Blues
Allah Be Praised

** also issued on Verve 314 539 118-2.

The Tony Williams Lifetime - (Turn It Over)  (Verve 314 539 118-2)

Khalid Yasin (Larry Young), organ; Johnny McLaughlin, guitar, vocals; Jack Bruce, bass; Tony Williams, drums, vocals; Jack Bruce, lead vocals.

Olmsted Sound Studios, NYC, February & July 14, 1970

One Word

** reissue of Polydor 24-4021 + 1 bonus track.

Lifetime  (Polydor (E) 2482 179)

Larry Young, organ; John McLaughlin, guitar, vocals; Jack Bruce, bass, lead vocals; Tony Williams, drums, vocals.

Olmsted Sound Studios, NYC, February & July 14, 1970

One Word
Two Worlds

1971

The Tony Williams Lifetime - Ego  (Polydor 24-4065)

Khalid Yasin, organ #2-5,7-9; Ted Dunbar, guitar #2-5,7-9; Ron Carter, bass, cello #2-5,7-9; Tony Williams, drums, vocals; Don Alias, Warren Smith, percussion; Jack Bruce, vocals #5.

RCA Studio B, NYC, February 22, 23 & 25 & March 2, 1971

1.Clap City
2.There Comes A Time
3.Piskow's Filigree
4.Circa 45
5.Two Worlds
6.Some Hip Drum Shit
7.Lonesome Wells (Gwendy Trio)
8.Mom And Dad
9.The Urchins Of Shermese

** also issued on Verve 314 559 512-2.

1972

The Tony Williams Lifetime - The Old Bum's Rush  (Polydor (G) 2391 052)

Tillmon Williams, tenor sax; David Horowitz, vibes; David Horowitz, piano; Webster Lewis, organ; Webster Lewis, Clavinet; David Horowitz, A.R.P. synthesizer; Tequila, guitar; Herb Bushler, bass; Tony Williams, drums; Tequila, percussion; Tequila, Tony Williams, vocals; Ben Sidran, producer.

Intermedia Sound, Boston, MA, originally released 1972

You Make It Easy (Soothing + Yellow)
What It's About (Love And Me)
What'cha Gonna Do Today
Mystic Knights Of The Sea
Changing Man
The Boodang
The Old Bums Rush

** also issued on Polydor PD 5040; Strange Days Records (J) UCCM-9194.

1975 (age 30)

The New Tony Williams Lifetime - Believe It  (Columbia PC 33836)

Alan Pasqua, electric piano, Clavinet; Allan Holdsworth, electric guitar; Tony Newton, electric bass; Tony Williams, drums.

NYC, July, 1975

Snake Oil
Fred
Proto-Cosmos
Red Alert
Wildlife
Mr. Spock

** also issued on Columbia (Eu) 5128982.
** part of Columbia CK 47484 as "Tony Williams Lifetime - The Collection".

The New Tony Williams Lifetime - Believe It  (Columbia (Eu) 5128982)

Alan Pasqua, electric piano, Clavinet; Allan Holdsworth, electric guitar; Tony Newton, electric bass; Tony Williams, drums.: same session.

NYC, July, 1975

Celebration
Letsby

** reissue of Columbia PC 33836 + 2 bonus tracks.

1976

The New Tony Williams Lifetime - Million Dollar Legs  (Columbia PC 34263)

Alan Pasqua, keyboards; Allan Holdsworth, electric guitar; Tony Newton, electric bass, vocals; Tony Williams, drums; unidentified strings and horns, Jack Nitzsche, string arranger, horn arranger.

Caribou Ranch, Nederland, CO, June, 1976

Sweet Revenge
You Did It To Me
Million Dollar Legs
Joy Field Summer
Lady Jade
What You Do To Me
Inspirations Of Love

** part of Columbia CK 47484 as "Tony Williams Lifetime - The Collection".

1978

Tony Williams - The Joy Of Flying  (Columbia JC 35705)

Brian Auger, keyboards, synthesizer; Ronnie Montrose, guitar; Mario Cipollina, electric bass; Tony Williams, drums.

"Live Under The Sky", "Denen Colosseum", Tokyo, Japan, July 27, 1978

Open Fire

Jan Hammer, electric piano, synthesizer; Tony Williams, drums.

Red Gate Studio, Kent, NYC, 1978

Going Far

Jan Hammer, synthesizer; Tony Williams, drums.

Eris

Randy Brecker, Jon Faddis, trumpet; Barry Rogers, trombone; David Sanborn, alto sax; Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Ronnie Cuber, baritone sax; Jan Hammer, electric piano, synthesizer; George Benson, guitar; Paul Jackson, bass; Tony Williams, drums; Ralph MacDonald, percussion; William Eaton, horn arranger.

CBS Studios, NYC, 1978

Hip Skip

Jan Hammer, electric piano, synthesizer; George Benson, guitar; Paul Jackson, bass; Tony Williams, drums.

Coming Back Home

Tom Scott, Lyricon; Herbie Hancock, keyboards, electric piano, synthesizer; Stanley Clarke, bass; Tony Williams, drums.

The Automatt Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA, 1978

Hittin' On 6

Tom Scott, Lyricon; Herbie Hancock, piano, electric piano, synthesizer; Stanley Clarke, bass; Tony Williams, drums.

Tony

Cecil Taylor, piano; Tony Williams, drums.

CBS Studios, NYC, 1978

Morgan's Motion

1980

Tony Williams - Play Or Die  (P.S. Productions (Swi) PS 1001)

Tom Grant, keyboards; Patrick O'Hara, electric bass; Tony Williams, drums, percussion.

Tonstudio Zuckerfabrik, Stuttgart, West Germany, May 30 & 31, 1980

Beach Ball Tango
Spencer Tracy
The Big Man
Para Oriente
Lawra

1985 (age 40)

Tony Williams - Foreign Intrigue  (Blue Note BT 85119)

Wallace Roney, trumpet; Donald Harrison, alto sax; Bobby Hutcherson, vibes; Mulgrew Miller, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Tony Williams, drums, electric drums, drum machine.

M&I Recording Studios, NYC, June 18, 1985

(tk.3)Arboretum
(tk.2)Takin' My Time
(tk.3)Sister Cheryl
-Clearways

same personnel.

M&I Recording Studios, NYC, June 19, 1985

(tk.2)Life Of The Party
(tk.3)Foreign Intrigue
(tk.2)My Michele

** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7 46289 2.

1986

Tony Williams - Civilization  (Blue Note BT 85138)

Wallace Roney, trumpet; Bill Pierce, soprano, tenor sax; Mulgrew Miller, piano; Charnett Moffett, bass; Tony Williams, drums, drum machine.

Capitol Tower, Los Angeles, CA, November 24, 25 & 26, 1986

Geo Rose
Warrior
Ancient Eyes
Soweto Nights
The Slump
Civilization
Mutants On The Beach
Citadel

** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7 46757 2.

1988

Tony Williams - Angel Street  (Blue Note B1-48494)

Wallace Roney, trumpet; Billy Pierce, tenor, soprano sax; Mulgrew Miller, piano; Charnett Moffett, bass; Tony Williams, drums.

Clinton Recording Studios, NYC, April 4-6, 1988

Angel Street
Touch Me
Red Mask
Kiss Me
Dreamland
Only With You
Pee Wee
Thrill Me
Obsession

** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7 48494 2.

1989

Tony Williams - Native Heart  (Blue Note B1-93170)

Wallace Roney, trumpet; Bill Pierce, soprano, tenor sax; Mulgrew Miller, piano; Ira Coleman, bass #1,2,6; Bob Hurst, bass #3-5; Tony Williams, drums, arranger, director.

The Power Station, NYC, September 11-13, 1989

1.Native Heart
2.City Of Lights
3.Extreme Measures
4.Juicy Fruits
5.Two Worlds
6.Crystal Palace

** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7 93170 2.

Tony Williams - Native Heart  (Blue Note CDP 7 93170 2)

Tony Williams, drums, arranger, director.

The Power Station, NYC, September 11-13, 1989

Liberty

** reissue of Blue Note B1-93170 + 1 bonus track.

1991

Tony Williams - The Story Of Neptune  (Blue Note CDP 7 98169 2)

Wallace Roney, trumpet; Bill Pierce, soprano, tenor sax; Mulgrew Miller, piano; Ira Coleman, bass; Tony Williams, drums.

The Power Station, NYC, November 29 & 30 & December 1, 1991

Neptune: Overture
Neptune: Fear Not
Neptune: Creatures Of Conscience
Blackbird
Crime Scene
Poinciana
Birdlike

1992

Tony Williams - Tokyo Live  (Blue Note CDP 0777 7 99031 2 2)

Wallace Roney, trumpet; Bill Pierce, soprano, tenor sax; Mulgrew Miller, piano; Ira Coleman, bass; Tony Williams, drums.

"Blue Note Tokyo", Tokyo, Japan, set #1, March 3, 1992

Civilization

same personnel.

"Blue Note Tokyo", Tokyo, Japan, set #2, March 3, 1992

Citadel
Warriors

same personnel.

"Blue Note Tokyo", Tokyo, Japan, set #1, March 5, 1992

Crystal Palace

same personnel.

"Blue Note Tokyo", Tokyo, Japan, set #2, March 5, 1992

Angel Street

same personnel.

"Blue Note Tokyo", Tokyo, Japan, set #1, March 7, 1992

Mutants On The Beach
Ancient Eyes
The Slump
Blackbird
Geo Rose
Life Of The Party

same personnel.

"Blue Note Tokyo", Tokyo, Japan, set #2, March 7, 1992

Sister Cheryl
The Announcements

1995 (age 50)

Tony Williams - Wilderness  (Ark 21 Records (Eu) 7243 8 54571 2 8)

Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Pat Metheny, guitar; Stanley Clarke, bass; Tony Williams, drums; with a full orchestra: Walt Fowler, trumpet; Alan Kaplan, trombone; David Duke, Rick Todd, French horn; Susan Greenberg, Gerri Rotella, flute; Chris Bleth, Earle Dumler, oboe; Rose Corrigan, John Steinmetz, bassoon; Charles Boito, Ralph Williams, clarinet; Karen Jones, Kathy Lenski, Mario De Leon, Liane Mautner, Ralph Morrison, Sheryl Staples, Margaret Wooten, Ken Yerke, violin; Ken Burward-Hoy, Alexis Carreon, Brian Dembow, Margot Maclaine, viola; Steve Erdody, Armen Ksajikian, cello; Chuck Berghoffer, contrabass; Katie Kirkpatrick, harp; Bob Zimmitti, percussion; Jack Smalley, conductor; Tony Williams, orchestra arranger.

O'Henry's, Los Angeles, CA, December 6-12, 1995;
orchestra recording: Sound Chamber, Los Angeles, CA, December 1, 1995

Wilderness Rising

Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Pat Metheny, guitar; Stanley Clarke, bass; Tony Williams, drums; and David Garibaldi, percussion.

China Town

Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Pat Metheny, guitar; Stanley Clarke, bass; Tony Williams, drums; with a full orchestra: Walt Fowler, trumpet; Alan Kaplan, trombone; David Duke, Rick Todd, French horn; Susan Greenberg, Gerri Rotella, flute; Chris Bleth, Earle Dumler, oboe; Rose Corrigan, John Steinmetz, bassoon; Charles Boito, Ralph Williams, clarinet; Karen Jones, Kathy Lenski, Mario De Leon, Liane Mautner, Ralph Morrison, Sheryl Staples, Margaret Wooten, Ken Yerke, violin; Ken Burward-Hoy, Alexis Carreon, Brian Dembow, Margot Maclaine, viola; Steve Erdody, Armen Ksajikian, cello; Chuck Berghoffer, contrabass; Katie Kirkpatrick, harp; Bob Zimmitti, percussion; Jack Smalley, conductor; John Van Tongeren, orchestra arranger.

Infant Wilderness

Stanley Clarke, orchestra arranger; replaces Van Tongeren.

Harlem Mist '55

Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Pat Metheny, guitar; Stanley Clarke, bass; Tony Williams, drums.

China Road
The Night You Were Born

Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Pat Metheny, guitar; Stanley Clarke, bass; Tony Williams, drums; with a full orchestra: Walt Fowler, trumpet; Alan Kaplan, trombone; David Duke, Rick Todd, French horn; Susan Greenberg, Gerri Rotella, flute; Chris Bleth, Earle Dumler, oboe; Rose Corrigan, John Steinmetz, bassoon; Charles Boito, Ralph Williams, clarinet; Karen Jones, Kathy Lenski, Mario De Leon, Liane Mautner, Ralph Morrison, Sheryl Staples, Margaret Wooten, Ken Yerke, violin; Ken Burward-Hoy, Alexis Carreon, Brian Dembow, Margot Maclaine, viola; Steve Erdody, Armen Ksajikian, cello; Chuck Berghoffer, contrabass; Katie Kirkpatrick, harp; Bob Zimmitti, percussion; Jack Smalley, conductor; John Van Tongeren, orchestra arranger.

Wilderness Voyager

Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Pat Metheny, guitar; Stanley Clarke, bass; Tony Williams, drums; and Lyle Workman, guitar.

Machu Picchu

Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Pat Metheny, guitar; Stanley Clarke, bass; Tony Williams, drums.

China Moon
Wilderness Island

Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Pat Metheny, guitar; Stanley Clarke, bass; Tony Williams, drums; with a full orchestra: Walt Fowler, trumpet; Alan Kaplan, trombone; David Duke, Rick Todd, French horn; Susan Greenberg, Gerri Rotella, flute; Chris Bleth, Earle Dumler, oboe; Rose Corrigan, John Steinmetz, bassoon; Charles Boito, Ralph Williams, clarinet; Karen Jones, Kathy Lenski, Mario De Leon, Liane Mautner, Ralph Morrison, Sheryl Staples, Margaret Wooten, Ken Yerke, violin; Ken Burward-Hoy, Alexis Carreon, Brian Dembow, Margot Maclaine, viola; Steve Erdody, Armen Ksajikian, cello; Chuck Berghoffer, contrabass; Katie Kirkpatrick, harp; Bob Zimmitti, percussion; Jack Smalley, conductor; John Van Tongeren, orchestra arranger.

Sea Of Wilderness

Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Pat Metheny, guitar; Stanley Clarke, bass; Tony Williams, drums.

Gambia
Cape Wilderness

1996

Tony Williams Trio - Young At Heart  (Columbia CK 69107)

Mulgrew Miller, piano; Ira Coleman, bass; Tony Williams, drums.

CBS/Sony Studios, Shinano-Machi, Tokyo, Japan, September 24 & 25, 1996

Promethean
Young At Heart
On Green Dolphin Street
Farewell To Dogma
How My Heart Sings
The Fool On The Hill
Neptune: Fear Not
You And The Night And The Music
Body And Soul
This Here
Summer Me, Winter Me