Tony Williams

Robert Palmer once wrote that Tony Williams “achieved greatness as a jazz drummer by the time he was 17-years-old” through his work with the Miles Davis quintet. A true child prodigy who was playing in clubs before his teens, Williams burst onto the scene in the early Sixties. His explosive and innovative drumming style proved to be extraordinarily influential.            Anthony Williams was born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 12, 1945. The family moved to Boston when he was an infant. His father, Tillmon Williams, a musician who gigged regularly... Read More

City Of Origin:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genre:
Jazz
Birthdate:
12/12/1945
Death date:
02/23/1997
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