Tony Williams Discography

1964 (age 19)

Anthony Williams Quartet

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: GreenBlue Note BLP 4180
2. 1418 tk.7Two Pieces Of One: Red-
3. 1419 tk.9Tomorrow Afternoon-
* Blue Note BLP 4180, BST 84180, CDP 7 84180 2   Anthony Williams - Life Time

Anthony Williams Quartet

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 WizardBlue Note BLP 4180
2. 1421 tk.17Memory-
* Blue Note BLP 4180, BST 84180, CDP 7 84180 2   Anthony Williams - Life Time

1965 (age 20)

Anthony Williams Quintet

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.2ExtrasBlue Note BLP 4216
2. 1643 tk.4Tee-
3. 1644 tk.6From Before-
4. 1645 tk.18Love Song-
5. 1646 tk.19Echo-
* Blue Note BLP 4216, BST 84216, CDP 7 46135 2   Anthony Williams - Spring

1969

The Tony Williams Lifetime

Larry Young as Khalid Yasin, organ; John McLaughlin, guitar; Tony Williams, drums.
Olmsted Sound Studios, NYC, May 26 & 28, 1969
EmergencyPolydor 24-4017, (E) 2482 179
Beyond GamesPolydor 24-4017
Where-
VashkarPolydor 24-4017, (E) 2482 179
same session.
Via The Spectrum RoadPolydor 24-4018
SpectrumPolydor 24-4018, (E) 2482 179
Sangria For ThreePolydor 24-4018
Something Spiritual-
* Polydor 24-4017   The Tony Williams Lifetime - Emergency!, Volume One
= Polydor 25-3001   The Tony Williams Lifetime - Emergency!
= Verve VE2 2541   Tony Williams - Once In A Lifetime
* Polydor (E) 2482 179   Lifetime
* Polydor 24-4018   The Tony Williams Lifetime - Emergency!, Volume Two
= Polydor 25-3001   The Tony Williams Lifetime - Emergency!
= Verve VE2 2541   Tony Williams - Once In A Lifetime

1970

The Tony Williams Lifetime

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 - ThemPolydor 24-4021; Verve VE2 2541
To Whom It May Concern - Us-
This Night This SongPolydor 24-4021
Big NickPolydor 24-4021, (E) 2482 179; Verve VE2 2541
Right OnPolydor 24-4021
Once I Loved-
Vuelta AbajoPolydor 24-4021, (E) 2482 179; Verve VE2 2541
A Famous Blues-
Allah Be PraisedPolydor 24-4021
* Polydor 24-4021   The Tony Williams Lifetime - Turn It Over
* Verve VE2 2541   Tony Williams - Once In A Lifetime
* Polydor (E) 2482 179   Lifetime

The Tony Williams Lifetime

Larry Young as Khalid Yasin, organ; John McLaughlin, guitar; Jack Bruce, bass, vocals; Tony Williams, drums.
NYC, 1970 or 1969
One WordPolydor (E) 2066-050, (E) 2482 179
* Polydor (E) 2482 179   Lifetime
* Polydor (E) 2066-050   Lifetime - One Word

1971

The Tony Williams Lifetime

Tony Williams, drums; Don Alias, Warren Smith, percussion.
RCA Studio B, NYC, February 22, 23 & 25 & March 2, 1971
Clap CityPolydor 24-4065
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 WorldsPolydor (E) 2066-050, 24-4065, (E) 2482 179
Tony Williams, drums; Don Alias, Warren Smith, percussion.
Some Hip Drum ShitPolydor 24-4065
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-
* Polydor 24-4065   The Tony Williams Lifetime - Ego
* Polydor (E) 2482 179   Lifetime
* Polydor (E) 2066-050   Lifetime - One Word

1972

The Tony Williams Lifetime

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 EasyPolydor PD 5040
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-
* Polydor PD 5040   The Tony Williams Lifetime - The Old Bum's Rush

1975 (age 30)

The New Tony Williams Lifetime

Alan Pasqua, electric piano, Clavinet; Allan Holdsworth, electric guitar; Tony Newton, electric bass; Tony Williams, drums.
NYC, July, 1975
Snake OilColumbia PC 33836
Fred-
Proto-Cosmos-
Red Alert-
WildlifeColumbia PC 33836, JC 36397
Mr. SpockColumbia PC 33836
CelebrationColumbia (Eu) 5128982
Letsby-
* Columbia PC 33836, (Eu) 5128982   The New Tony Williams Lifetime - Believe It
= Columbia/Legacy CK 47484   Tony Williams Lifetime - The Collection
* Columbia JC 36397   The Best Of Tony Williams

1976

The New Tony Williams Lifetime

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 RevengeColumbia PC 34263, JC 36397
You Did It To MeColumbia PC 34263
Million Dollar LegsColumbia PC 34263, JC 36397
Joy Field SummerColumbia PC 34263
Lady Jade-
What You Do To Me-
Inspirations Of Love-
* Columbia PC 34263   The New Tony Williams Lifetime - Million Dollar Legs
= Columbia/Legacy CK 47484   Tony Williams Lifetime - The Collection
* Columbia JC 36397   The Best Of Tony Williams

1978

Tony Williams Quintet

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 FireColumbia JC 35705, JC 36397
* Columbia JC 35705   Tony Williams - The Joy Of Flying
* Columbia JC 36397   The Best Of Tony Williams

Tony Williams Group

Jan Hammer, electric piano, synthesizer; Tony Williams, drums.
Red Gate Studio, Kent, NYC, 1978
Going FarColumbia JC 35705, JC 36397
Jan Hammer, synthesizer; Tony Williams, drums.
ErisColumbia JC 35705
* Columbia JC 35705   Tony Williams - The Joy Of Flying
* Columbia JC 36397   The Best Of Tony Williams

Tony Williams Group

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 SkipColumbia JC 35705, JC 36397
Jan Hammer, electric piano, synthesizer; George Benson, guitar; Paul Jackson, bass; Tony Williams, drums.
Coming Back Home-
* Columbia JC 35705   Tony Williams - The Joy Of Flying
* Columbia JC 36397   The Best Of Tony Williams

Tony Williams Group

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 6Columbia JC 35705
Tom Scott, Lyricon; Herbie Hancock, piano, electric piano, synthesizer; Stanley Clarke, bass; Tony Williams, drums.
TonyColumbia JC 35705, JC 36397
* Columbia JC 35705   Tony Williams - The Joy Of Flying
* Columbia JC 36397   The Best Of Tony Williams

Tony Williams Duo

Cecil Taylor, piano; Tony Williams, drums.
CBS Studios, NYC, 1978
Morgan's MotionColumbia JC 35705
* Columbia JC 35705   Tony Williams - The Joy Of Flying

1980

Tony Williams Trio

Tom Grant, keyboards; Patrick O'Hara, electric bass; Tony Williams, drums, percussion.
Tonstudio Zuckerfabrik, Stuttgart, West Germany, May 30 & 31, 1980
Beach Ball TangoP.S. Productions (Swi) PS 1001
Spencer Tracy-
The Big Man-
Para Oriente-
Lawra-
* P.S. Productions (Swi) PS 1001   Tony Williams - Play Or Die

1985 (age 40)

Tony Williams Sextet

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)ArboretumBlue Note BT 85119
(tk.2)Takin' My Time-
(tk.3)Sister CherylBlue Note BT 85119, BQ 85127
-ClearwaysBlue Note BT 85119
* Blue Note BT 85119, CDP 7 46289 2   Tony Williams - Foreign Intrigue
* Blue Note BQ 85127   Various Artists - Blue Note 86 - A New Generation Of Jazz

Tony Williams Sextet

Wallace Roney, trumpet; Donald Harrison, alto sax; Bobby Hutcherson, vibes; Mulgrew Miller, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Tony Williams, drums, electric drums, drum machine.: same personnel.
M&I Recording Studios, NYC, June 19, 1985
(tk.2)Life Of The PartyBlue Note BT 85119
(tk.3)Foreign Intrigue-
(tk.2)My Michele-
If You Leave Me Nowrejected
* Blue Note BT 85119, CDP 7 46289 2   Tony Williams - Foreign Intrigue

1986

Tony Williams Quintet

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 RoseBlue Note BT 85138
Warrior-
Ancient Eyes-
Soweto Nights-
The Slump-
Civilization-
Mutants On The Beach-
Citadel-
* Blue Note BT 85138, CDP 7 46757 2   Tony Williams - Civilization

1988

Tony Williams Quintet

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 StreetBlue Note B1-48494
Touch Me-
Red Mask-
Kiss Me-
Dreamland-
Only With You-
Pee Wee-
Thrill Me-
Obsession-
* Blue Note B1-48494, CDP 7 48494 2   Tony Williams - Angel Street

1989

Tony Williams Quintet

Wallace Roney, trumpet #1-6; Bill Pierce, soprano, tenor sax #1-6; Mulgrew Miller, piano #1-6; 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 HeartBlue Note B1-93170
2.City Of Lights-
3.Extreme Measures-
4.Juicy Fruits-
5.Two Worlds-
6.Crystal Palace-
7.LibertyBlue Note CDP 7 93170 2
* Blue Note B1-93170, CDP 7 93170 2   Tony Williams - Native Heart

1991

Tony Williams Quintet

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: OvertureBlue Note CDP 7 98169 2
Neptune: Fear Not-
Neptune: Creatures Of Conscience-
Blackbird-
Crime Scene-
Poinciana-
Birdlike-
* Blue Note CDP 7 98169 2   Tony Williams - The Story Of Neptune

1992

Tony Williams Quintet

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
CivilizationBlue Note CDP 0777 7 99031 2 2
* Blue Note CDP 0777 7 99031 2 2   Tony Williams - Tokyo Live

Tony Williams Quintet

Wallace Roney, trumpet; Bill Pierce, soprano, tenor sax; Mulgrew Miller, piano; Ira Coleman, bass; Tony Williams, drums.: same personnel.
"Blue Note Tokyo", Tokyo, Japan, set #2, March 3, 1992
CitadelBlue Note CDP 0777 7 99031 2 2
Warriors-
* Blue Note CDP 0777 7 99031 2 2   Tony Williams - Tokyo Live

Tony Williams Quintet

Wallace Roney, trumpet; Bill Pierce, soprano, tenor sax; Mulgrew Miller, piano; Ira Coleman, bass; Tony Williams, drums.: same personnel.
"Blue Note Tokyo", Tokyo, Japan, set #1, March 5, 1992
Crystal PalaceBlue Note CDP 0777 7 99031 2 2
* Blue Note CDP 0777 7 99031 2 2   Tony Williams - Tokyo Live

Tony Williams Quintet

Wallace Roney, trumpet; Bill Pierce, soprano, tenor sax; Mulgrew Miller, piano; Ira Coleman, bass; Tony Williams, drums.: same personnel.
"Blue Note Tokyo", Tokyo, Japan, set #2, March 5, 1992
Angel StreetBlue Note CDP 0777 7 99031 2 2
* Blue Note CDP 0777 7 99031 2 2   Tony Williams - Tokyo Live

Tony Williams Quintet

Wallace Roney, trumpet; Bill Pierce, soprano, tenor sax; Mulgrew Miller, piano; Ira Coleman, bass; Tony Williams, drums.: same personnel.
"Blue Note Tokyo", Tokyo, Japan, set #1, March 7, 1992
Mutants On The BeachBlue Note CDP 0777 7 99031 2 2
Ancient Eyes-
The Slump-
Blackbird-
Geo Rose-
Life Of The Party-
* Blue Note CDP 0777 7 99031 2 2   Tony Williams - Tokyo Live

Tony Williams Quintet

Wallace Roney, trumpet; Bill Pierce, soprano, tenor sax; Mulgrew Miller, piano; Ira Coleman, bass; Tony Williams, drums.: same personnel.
"Blue Note Tokyo", Tokyo, Japan, set #2, March 7, 1992
Sister CherylBlue Note CDP 0777 7 99031 2 2
The Announcements-
* Blue Note CDP 0777 7 99031 2 2   Tony Williams - Tokyo Live

1995 (age 50)

Tony Williams Quintet With Orchestra

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 RisingArk 21 Records (Eu) 7243 8 54571 2 8
Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Pat Metheny, guitar; Stanley Clarke, bass; Tony Williams, drums; and David Garibaldi, percussion.
China TownArk 21 Records (Eu) 7243 8 54571 2 8, (Eu) 186 810 083 2
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-
* Ark 21 Records (Eu) 7243 8 54571 2 8   Tony Williams - Wilderness
* Ark 21 Records (Eu) 186 810 083 2   Tony Williams - Wilderness

1996

Tony Williams Trio

Mulgrew Miller, piano; Ira Coleman, bass; Tony Williams, drums.
CBS/Sony Studios, Shinano-Machi, Tokyo, Japan, September 24 & 25, 1996
PrometheanColumbia/Legacy CK 69107
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-
* Columbia/Legacy CK 69107   Tony Williams Trio - Young At Heart