Tony Williams Catalog

1964 (age 19)

Anthony Williams - Life Time   Blue Note BLP 4180   1964

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, tympani, 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 released on Blue Note BST 84180 in 1964, CDP 7 84180 2 in 1987.

1965 (age 20)

Anthony Williams - Spring   Blue Note BLP 4216   1966

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 released on Blue Note BST 84216 in 1966, CDP 7 46135 2 in 1987.

1969

The Tony Williams Lifetime - Emergency!   Polydor 25-3001   1969

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

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

Emergency
Beyond Games
Where
Vashkar

same session.

Via The Spectrum Road
Spectrum
Sangria For Three
Something Spiritual

** also released on Tony Williams - Once In A Lifetime, Verve VE-2-2541 in 1982. and on Polydor 849 068-2 in 1991; Verve 314 539 117-2 in 1997.

1970

The Tony Williams Lifetime - (Turn It Over)   Polydor 24-4021   1970

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

Olmsted Sound Studios, NYC, February, and 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 released on Verve 314 539 118-2 in 1997.

The Tony Williams Lifetime - (Turn It Over)   Verve 314 539 118-2   1997

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

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

One Word

** originally released on Polydor 24-4021 in 1970 + 1 bonus track.

Lifetime   Polydor (E) 2482 179   1975

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

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

One Word
Two Worlds

1971

The Tony Williams Lifetime - Ego   Polydor 24-4065   1971

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, vocal; Don Alias, Warren Smith, percussion; Jack Bruce, vocal #5.

RCA Studio B, NYC, February 22, 23, 25, and 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 released on Verve 314 559 512-2 in 1999.

1972

The Tony Williams Lifetime - The Old Bum's Rush   Polydor (G) 2391 052   1972

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, vocal; 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 released on Polydor PD 5040 in 1973; Strange Days Records (J) UCCM-9194 in 2005.

1975 (age 30)

The New Tony Williams Lifetime - Believe It   Columbia PC 33836   1975

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 released on Columbia (Eu) 5128982 in 2004.
** part of Tony Williams Lifetime - The Collection, Columbia CK 47484 in 1992.

The New Tony Williams Lifetime - Believe It   Columbia (Eu) 5128982   2004

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

NYC, July, 1975

Celebration
Letsby

** originally released on Columbia PC 33836 in 1975 + 2 bonus tracks.

1976

The New Tony Williams Lifetime - Million Dollar Legs   Columbia PC 34263   1976

Alan Pasqua, keyboards; Allan Holdsworth, electric guitar; Tony Newton, electric bass, vocal; 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 Tony Williams Lifetime - The Collection, Columbia CK 47484 in 1992.

1978

Tony Williams - The Joy Of Flying   Columbia JC 35705   1979

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   1980

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

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

Beach Ball Tango
Spencer Tracy
The Big Man
Para Oriente
Lawra

1985 (age 40)

Tony Williams - Foreign Intrigue   Blue Note BT 85119   1985

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 released on Blue Note CDP 7 46289 2 in 1985.

1986

Tony Williams - Civilization   Blue Note BT 85138   1987

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 and 26, 1986

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

** also released on Blue Note CDP 7 46757 2 in 1987.

1988

Tony Williams - Angel Street   Blue Note B1-48494   1988

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 released on Blue Note CDP 7 48494 2 in 1988.

1989

Tony Williams - Native Heart   Blue Note B1-93170   1990

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 released 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

** originally released on Blue Note B1-93170 in 1990 + 1 bonus track.

1991

Tony Williams - The Story Of Neptune   Blue Note CDP 7 98169 2   1992

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

The Power Station, NYC, November 29, 30, and 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   1993

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   1996

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   1998

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

CBS/Sony Studios, Shinano-Machi, Tokyo, Japan, September 24 and 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