Jan 2, 2010

Anthony Williams - Spring

barabara sounds sez:
What a drummer, what a line-up, what a way to introduce yourself to the world. Classic cover art too. Outstanding album all round.

Dusty sez:
Startling! This album is one of two that a young Tony Williams cut for Blue Note, back when he was just hitting the age of 20, and when he was already blowing the minds of masters like Jackie McLean (who first hired him) and Miles Davis (who stole him from Jackie for his own group!) with an approach to drumming that was freed from usual time constraints. Williams conception was so unique, other young modernists -- like the album's Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and Sam Rivers -- quickly benefited from his presence, as you'll hear in this amazing session that sounds very little like any other Blue Note release. Williams wrote all of the tracks, but the style is much freer than any sense of composition might imply -- and the group is shaken up differently from track to track.

cduniverse sez:
Drummer Tony Williams played all over the kit, and though his tricky, unorthodox time-keeping might sometimes give the impression of wild unpredictability, he always managed to keep a tight rein over the momentum of any session in which he participated. His work on SPRING is only surpassed by his equally mesmerizing playing on Eric Dolphy's seminal OUT TO LUNCH, to which SPRING is often compared.

Wayne Shorter tenor sax
Sam Rivers tenor sax


taro nombei said...

leave a comment if you like...


Carlos said...

Hi Taro

Thanks for your comment and visit at Musicology!
Congratulations for your own blog with lots of pearls!
Happy New Year!
Take care and enjoy!

FLAVIOLA said...

big thanx- terrific blog! glad your on board.

taro nombei said...


Glad to see you here! Glad you're on board too!

Jeremy said...

thank you very much.

taro nombei said...

@ Jeremy

Anonymous said...


this is one of my favorite jazz albums and with the season just around the corner could you possibly re upload the record? I already have on vinyl and can't stomach giving itunes or amazon any amount of money for the mp3.

all the love,


taro nombei said...

@ cc

I'm going to have to dig it out from wherever it is, but yes, you're right, Spring is definitely coming, here too...

It may take a little while, but I'll get there... So, keep your eyes peeled and keep checking back!

And thanks for all the love!!