Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Tony Williams was truly a phenomenom. When he made this album, he was 19 and had already put in more than two years with Miles Davis, participated in a dozen classic Blue Note recordings, cut his first album as a leader an... more »
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Tony Williams was truly a phenomenom. When he made this album, he was 19 and had already put in more than two years with Miles Davis, participated in a dozen classic Blue Note recordings, cut his first album as a leader and revolutionized the way drums were played. This album features tenormen Wayne Shorter and Sam Rivers, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Gary Peacock, and Williams in a variety of combinations. The core of this music is empathy -- listening to each other and maintaining the highest level of creativity. It is the last album Williams would make before forming his fusion group Lifetime. Remastered by Rudy Van Gelder from the original analog tapes.
Nathan Alexander | 05/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I always find myself inspired when listening to the 60's Blue Note catalog. This is no exception; the ensemble works well as a unit. Some see this as a "free" record and claim that it is lacking because of such, but I don't believe they have digested the very important influence of the avante-garde upon the "second great quintet." To put the avante-garde to the side as if it is nothing is to ignore a part of jazz as important as the growth of bebop. If you like this album, I also suggest Wayne Shorter's "The All Seeing Eye", a very dense work that after many listens is quite rewarding. Also, pick up any album of Miles with this group; I doubt I'll ever stop listening to them."
Le "chant" tellurique
Ormond Florent | 05/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Cette batterie, Tony Williams en fait le point de fusion des forces de la nature. Ce qu'il joue c'est le grondement de la terre et le feu du ciel. C'est ce que j'entends dans son "echo". Dans cet album, il est intéressant d'entendre se confronter deux saxophonistes qui se sont succédé chez Miles Davis : Sam Rivers et Wayne Shorter. Gary Peacock est tout-à-fait exaltant."