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Re: Tony Williams...
I had the opportunity to see Tony Williams in early January at Yoshi's
nightclub in Oakland California with mulgrew miller and other young
lions forming a solid quartet. Tony was extremely percussive -
sometimes pushing out the other players with a his explosive runs. I
had mixed feelings after the show - his sound and approach was so
overwhelming that the other players as opposed to say Paul Motian and
Blakey - but his was a volcanic force to be reckoned with - an approach
- that the tone of wood, skins and stick is in itself a melodic attack
not unlike that of a cecil taylor on piano or an ornette on Sax.