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Tony Williams - Believe It (1975) [Repost]  

Posted by tiburon at Dec. 11, 2012
Tony Williams - Believe It (1975) [Repost]

Tony Williams - Believe It (1975)
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 339MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

By '75, Williams had signed with a new label, pieced together a New Tony Williams Lifetime, and moved in a little more conventional jazz-rock direction. But unlike so many fusion records of the time, Believe It managed to be powerful without the bombastic pyrotechnics of bands like Return to Forever.

Tony Williams - Angel Street (1988) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 2, 2016
Tony Williams - Angel Street (1988) {Blue Note}

Tony Williams - Angel Street (1988) {Blue Note}
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Genre: Straight-Ahead Jazz, Hard-Bop, Post-Bop

All of the recordings by Tony Williams' hard bop quintet of the late '80s/early '90s are worth owning. Trumpeter Wallace Roney, Billy Pierce (on tenor and soprano), and pianist Mulgrew Miller offered consistently satisfying solos, bassist Charnett Moffett was excellent in support, and the drummer-leader constantly pushed his sidemen; in concert his "support" could nearly drown out the soloists. For this 1988 studio session, Williams contributed nine originals including "Pee Wee" from his days with Miles Davis. The music is generally straight-ahead and full of passion.
Herbie Hancock Trio with Ron Carter + Tony Williams - Herbie Hancock Trio '81 (1981) {Sony Music Japan SRCS 9172 rel 1996}

Herbie Hancock Trio with Ron Carter + Tony Williams - Herbie Hancock Trio '81 (1981) {Sony Music Japan SRCS 9172 rel 1996}
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© 1981, 1996 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SRCS 9172 | Master Sound
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano Trio

Herbie Hancock's second album released under this title, 1982's The Herbie Hancock Trio features the pianist backed by his fellow former Miles Davis alum, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Tony Williams. As with the trio's 1977 debut, the 1982 outing finds the group reuniting for a set of standards and originals. This is swinging, sophisticated jazz done in a straight-ahead style. Recorded at CBS/Sony Shinanomachi Studio, Tokyo, Japan on July 27, 1981 by Sony PCM-1600 Digital Recording System.

Tony Williams - Native Heart (1990) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 30, 2016
Tony Williams - Native Heart (1990) {Blue Note}

Tony Williams - Native Heart (1990) {Blue Note}
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Genre: Hard-Bop, Post-Bop, Fusion

Although a bit underrated, drummer Tony Williams Quintet was one of the top hard bop units of the late '80s. Williams' originals (he contributed all seven of the compositions to this CD) gave his group a fresh repertoire, and his rather loud drumming really forced trumpeter Wallace Roney, Billy Pierce (on tenor and soprano), pianist Mulgrew Miller, and the alternating bassists Ira Coleman (who would soon become the group's only permanent member) and Bob Hurst to play with all of the energy and volume they could muster. This date is easily recommended to fans of the more adventurous side of straight-ahead jazz.

Tony Williams Trio - Young At Heart (1996) {Columbia}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 28, 2016
Tony Williams Trio - Young At Heart (1996) {Columbia}

Tony Williams Trio - Young At Heart (1996) {Columbia}
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Genre: Post-Bop, Fusion

This would be the drummer's last recording, cut six months before he died. It shows Williams in a more conciliatory mood, sublimating his huge chops and bombastic style for subtler shadings and support for pianist Mulgrew Miller and bassist Ira Coleman, while lessening none of his indefatigable swing. This was also the last band Williams toured with, indicating he was committed to and comfortable with the acoustic piano-bass-drums format. It's a setting he had never really fully exploited over his years of leadership, no doubt inspired by the Herbie Hancock-Ron Carter partnership within the Miles Davis quintet of the mid-'60s.
Tony Williams - Young At Heart (1997) [Reissue 1999] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Tony Williams - Young At Heart (1997) [Reissue 1999]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 69:12 minutes | Small pictures included | 2,1 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Small pictures included | 1,31 GB

Drummer Tony Williams died suddenly, and tragically, in early 1997. His death struck hard, eliminating one of jazz rhythm's sharpest innovators since the 1950s. Williams first made his brilliance clear in the second great Miles Davis Quintet of the early 1960s. He whirled like mad later, especially with his own jazz-rock fusion trio Lifetime. In between, he created rhythmic vapor trails behind Miles and increased the wobbly rhythmic ratio with artists like Eric Dolphy. Sadly, in Young at Heart, we have his final recording. With Mulgrew Miller and Ira Coleman, Williams sounds as complex and hitting as ever. The tunes vary from standards ("On Green Dolphin Street" is the best here) to Williams's own tunes. Perhaps in honor of Williams, it sounds like the producer of Young miked Williams so he sounded louder, sometimes even domineering. But he was undoubtedly superb, and he mixes well with an unusually tough-toned Miller on the keys. This is a historic session, because it is Sony's 1st commercially released DSD recording, made in Tokyo in September 1996.
Tony Williams - Foreign Intrigue (1985/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Tony Williams - Foreign Intrigue (1985/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 43:27 minutes | 1,78 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Influential drummer Tony Williams recorded Foreign Intrigue in 1985 for the relaunched Blue Note label with pianist Mulgrew Miller and trumpeter Wallace Roney, who would both remain with Williams for the next few years in his quintet. Foreign Intrigue, featuring modern electronic instruments such as drum machines and synthesizers, also highlights the performances of veteran musicians Bobby Hutcherson on vibes and Ron Carter on bass.
Tony Williams - Civilization (1987/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Tony Williams - Civilization (1987/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 48:44 minutes | 1,95 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This is Williams' debut record with his hard bop jazz quintet comprised of saxophonist Billy Pierce, trumpeter Wallace Roney, pianist Mulgrew Miller and bassist Charnett Moffett. Civilization features originals by Williams that heavily feature commanding drums, on the album the rest of the quintet plays to keep up with the vivacious drummer.
Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams - Third Plane (1977) [2015 Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams - Third Plane (1977) [2015 Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]
FLAC 24bit/192kHz (tracks) | Digital Booklet | 1.36 GB | 39:41 minutes
Jazz | Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Hosted On: NitroFlare

Third Plane is an album by jazz bassist Ron Carter. It features performances by Carter, Herbie Hancock and Tony Williams.

Tony Williams - Million Dollar Legs (1976) {Sony Japan}  

Posted by tiburon at March 24, 2015
Tony Williams - Million Dollar Legs (1976) {Sony Japan}

Tony Williams - Million Dollar Legs (1976) {Sony Japan}
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Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Rock

The follow-up to Believe It should have been titled "I Can't Believe It." Fans who were so impressed with the first recording must have checked the personnel listing here several times for accuracy. Like many of the fusion stars of the '70s, the eventual sellout to disco/funk became inevitable for drummer Tony Williams.