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!, Volume One  (Polydor 24-4017)

Larry Young as Khalid Yasin, organ; John McLaughlin, guitar; Tony Williams, drums.
Olmsted Sound Studios, NYC, May 26 & 28, 1969
Emergency
Beyond Games
Where
Vashkar
** part of Polydor 25-3001; Verve VE2 2541.

The Tony Williams Lifetime - Emergency!, Volume Two  (Polydor 24-4018)

Larry Young as Khalid Yasin, organ; John McLaughlin, guitar; Tony Williams, drums.: same session.
Olmsted Sound Studios, NYC, May 26 & 28, 1969
Via The Spectrum Road
Spectrum
Sangria For Three
Something Spiritual
** part of Polydor 25-3001; Verve VE2 2541.

1970

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

Larry Young as Khalid Yasin, organ; John McLaughlin, guitar; Jack Bruce, bass; Tony Williams, drums, vocals.
Olmsted Sound Studios, NYC, 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

Lifetime  (Polydor (E) 2482 179)

Larry Young as Khalid Yasin, organ; John McLaughlin, guitar; Jack Bruce, bass, vocals; Tony Williams, drums.
NYC, 1970 or 1969
One Word

1971

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

Tony Williams, drums; Don Alias, Warren Smith, percussion.
RCA Studio B, NYC, February 22, 23 & 25 & March 2, 1971
Clap City
Larry Young as Khalid Yasin, organ; Ted Dunbar, guitar; Ron Carter, bass, cello; Tony Williams, drums, vocals; Don Alias, Warren Smith, percussion.
There Comes A Time
Tony Williams, drums; Don Alias, Warren Smith, percussion.
Piskow's Filigree
Larry Young as Khalid Yasin, organ; Ted Dunbar, guitar; Ron Carter, bass, cello; Tony Williams, drums, vocals; Don Alias, Warren Smith, percussion.
Circa 45
Larry Young as Khalid Yasin, organ; Ted Dunbar, guitar; Ron Carter, bass, cello; Tony Williams, drums, vocals; Don Alias, Warren Smith, percussion; Jack Bruce, vocals.
Two Worlds
Tony Williams, drums; Don Alias, Warren Smith, percussion.
Some Hip Drum Shit
Larry Young as Khalid Yasin, organ; Ted Dunbar, guitar; Ron Carter, bass, cello; Tony Williams, drums, vocals; Don Alias, Warren Smith, percussion.
Lonesome Wells (Gwendy Trio)
Mom And Dad
The Urchins Of Shermese

1972

The Tony Williams Lifetime - The Old Bum's Rush  (Polydor PD 5040)

Tillmon Williams, tenor sax; David Horowitz, piano, synthesizer, vibes; Webster Lewis, organ, Clavinet; Herb Bushler, bass; Tony Williams, drums, vocals; Tequila, vocals, guitar, percussion.
NYC, 1972
You Make It Easy
What It's About (Love And Me)
Whatcha Gonna Do Today
The Mystic Knights Of The Sea
Changing Man
The Boodang
The Bum's Rush

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/Legacy CK 47484.

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/Legacy CK 47484.

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/Legacy 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