Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tony Williams

I was thinking back the other day to the time I first saw Tony Williams give a drum clinic at the 1993 IAJE conference in San Antonio, Texas. This is pretty much what he looked and sounded like:

Those big yellow drums (with multiple floor toms all arranged in a pod and with those big black dots gracing all his drum heads) sure caught my attention at the time. And, of the course, his playing exhibited a force of nature, power and sense of urgency that one could easily go one's entire whole life without experiencing. I feel very fortunate that I was privileged enough to witness that as a teenager...

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