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Best Tony Williams drum solo?

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Would you please just give me one song, regardless of group, and preferably 1975 or earlier, in which you feel Tony Williams has a killer solo within a song? Thanks!
 

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there's about 9, 11 or 12 done live on various recordings when with the Miles Davis Quintet and he'd always take Choruses ("solos") on recurring same songs. He also had a solo piece called "Echo" he did on "Spring" his 1st (or 2nd) solo album from 1964 or5.
here's one.


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another (then gotta
his almost signature piece 'Live' which will be (or should be) in the annals of drum history
Beyond Doomsday


notice: he takes choruses; solo- choruses
he's jazz musician; stays within form; like an artist painter

one more; listen to the studio version; because of the drum breaks; no one has every come up with since
 

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No, not a joke! I had a list and I "thought" some MP3's on my old laptop. I had planned on doing a list of TW solos (actual or within songs - aka "chorus-es" - thanks, JDA!) and then just remove the drumming and make a long "song" of just TW solos........but I cannot access the info anymore.
Hence the thread.......thanks, y'all!
 

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After Old Bums Rush


and the work with Stanley Clarke
I didn't listen to "Believe It" or (not familiar) any of that era
e.g. when people mention "Fred" no I couldn't hum it or know it if I tried.
(I started back listening when He had Wallace Roney and that band)

I went to see him in a restaurant "the Balcony" in Shadyside around '90 when he came to Pittsburgh during the "Civilization" tour... He sat at a table alone during a break and I choked but could have sat or introduced some anything but I didn't.
Stayed for both sets and he played 20 ft. away from me.
But I remember him sitting - in between sets- at that table alone smoking the cigar; I looked into his eyes, and choked, one of those forever burned in memory moments
Also I remember the audience filing in that evening and some were dressed like Kings and Queens.
 
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Jim Keltner's favorite Tony Williams; Albert Stinson bass.






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