This day (February 23, 1997), in Daly City, California, died Anthony Tillmon 'Tony' Williams, an American drummer and pioneer of jazz fusion.
Digest Tracklist :
w/ Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter – Agitation (1963) . 2 Solos Tribute To Miles Davis (1992 ) . w/ Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Wallace Roney, Ron Carter – So What . w/ Dizzy,Mccoy Tyner,Ron Carter & Freddie Hubbard – Various . w/ Stan Getz Quartet – Times Lie ( 1972) . Lifetime – June 13, 1971 – Montreux Jazz Fest . Zildjan Day . w/ Herbie Hancock Quintet VSOP – So What .
 a supergroup gathering Jack Bruce (b), Vernon Reid (g), John Medeski (kb) & Cindy Blackman (d) will pay tribute to legendary drummer Tony Williams at Blue Note Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan >> 40 MINUTES on RVM >>
 Huey Lewis & The News, a-ha, Sting, Phil Collins plus an All-Star Jam Session gathering B.B. King, Tony Williams, Stanley Clarke, Ron Carter, Michel Petrucciani, Herbie Hancock, Kenny Burrell, Stanley Jordan, Bobby Hutcherson), Gary Burton, Jon Faddis, Dizzy Gillespie , Gerry Mulligan, David Sanborn and Buddy Rich plus Sarah Vaughan, Diana Schuur, Joe Williams, Bobby McFerrin, The Manhattan Transfer. They all take part in the 28th Annual Grammy Awards at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles >> 25 MINUTES on RVM >>
 the Miles Davis Quintet – that is Miles Davis (tp), Wayne Shorter (s), Herbie Hancock (p), Ron Carter (b) and Tony Williams (d) – plays at the Stadthalle in Karlsruhe, Germany >> 65 MINUTES on RVM >>
 Tony Williams is with Billy Pierce and Wallace Roney in Andorra, Spain >> 50 MINUTES on RVM >>
 for the second night of the Jazz Festival, Tony Williams Lifetime – that is Tony Williams (d), Arthur Juini Booth (b), Ted Dunbar (g), Warren Smith (perc), Charles Don Alias (perc), Larry Young aka Khalid Yassin (org) – performs at Montreux Casino in Switzerland >> 39 MINUTES on RVM >>
 the Miles Davis Quintet – that is Miles Davis (tp), Wayne Shorter (ts), Herbie Hancock (p), Ron Carter (b) and Tony Williams (d) – plays at the Konserthuset in Stockholm, Sweden The show will be taped by Sveriges Radio Television. >> 33 MINUTES on RVM >>
 the Superstar Quintet – that is Freddie Hubbard -(tp, flug), Ron Carter (b), Tony Williams (d), Joe Henderson (ts) & Kenny Barron (p) – plays at North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague, Netherlands >> 16 MINUTES on RVM >>
 the Miles Davis Quintet – that is Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams – is at Teatro dell’Arte in Milan, Italy >> 60 MINUTES on RVM >>
 VSOP II featuring Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams is on stage at at Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland >> 18 MINUTES on RVM >>
 the Jan Hammer / Tony Williams Group with Jordan Rudess (kb) and Fernando Saunders (b) plays at Montreal Jazz Festival, Canada >> 58 MINUTES on RVM >>
@Jazz Profiles : Instead of rudimental phrases, Tony Williams offered drummers a whole new concept of playing Jazz drums based around what has been described as “controlled chaos.”
@last.fm : 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.
@Discogs : He got most recognition for his fusion project; Lifetime (3) band with John Stipe. He also was part of Miles Davis Quintet, The in the 60’s and did extensive touring with Herbie Hancock’s V.S.O.P band as well.