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Tony Williams Lifetime


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.75 | 28 ratings

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4 stars It made the excavation of Miles Davis of Tony 17-year-old and their contribution to the recording of "Four & More" and "My Funny Valentine" and the fact that Tony developed a marvelous performance in "Sorcerer" and "Nefertitti" 21-year-old surprised people. This time became a group that had been especially called five person gold in the history of the music of Miles. The rhythm that this young drummer begins to beat especially might be a genius who has them revolutionize the rhythm of Jazz from the basis. It is taken to space where he still creates we listeners to change the air of the "Place" by the rhythm that deviates from the normal course.

And, he will create the world from the group of Miles in 1968. He forms the band with the highest musician who can trust it as a weapon my knowledge, technology, and youth. It is this band. He often said, "He is Rock Drummer". It is known that he performed various musicians and Rock. This remark is proportional to expanding the width of music by an honest opinion and not making the limitation.

Two musicians support Tony in this band (Trio). It was John McLaughlin to receive the telephone directly from Tony. John also had already digested various music at this time and the reaction was tested. And, Larry Young of Organ is also famous for the performance with Blue Note. It is said by these two people who support Tony that it has the phrase and the sensibility that looks like "John Coltrane". The element is full loading of a more psychedelic element and space in the album to feel.

The song of psychedelic "Emergency' that each musician hits the peak dashing from the beginning invents it, and explosive tune "Vashkar" that "Where" Carla Bley of the impression composed feels this age and invents the anacatesthesia. 「Something Special」

This album cannot learn be a little more progressive than Jazz. I can feel the distorted sound and ..drinking.. noise pleasant.

Kazuhiro | 4/5 |


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