Tony Williams
Born: 1945

Born in Chicago and growing up in Boston, Williams
began studies with master drummer Alan Dawson at an
early age and began playing professionally at the age of
13 with saxophonist Sam Rivers. Jackie McLean hired
Williams at 16. At 17 Williams found considerable fame
with Miles Davis, joining a group that was later dubbed
Davis’s “Second Great Quintet.” His first album as a
leader, 1964’s Life Time (not to be confused with the
name of his band “Lifetime,” which he formed several
years later)… Continue

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