Monday Night Jazz

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Few drummers have altered the course of drumming forever — Tony Williams was one of them. Joining Miles Davis at age 17, Williams proved to be more than a mere prodigy, amazing listeners worldwide with his fluid interdependence and ease in expressing abstract ideas. And his powers only grew more daunting over time. You’d be hard-pressed to find a jazz drummer today who wouldn’t cite Williams as a major influence. His highly improvisational and often complex playing seems risky, like someone dancing blindfolded at the edge of a cliff

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