Tony Williams | Thank God For Jazz

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Thank God For Jazz

by Tony Williams

The music is the "straight ahead" form of jazz with a combination of spiritual and secular selections.
Genre: Jazz: Traditional Jazz Combo
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1. Precious Lord
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2. A Child Is Born
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3. When The Saints Go Marching In
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4. America The Beautiful
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5. Opening Up The Blues For Tony
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6. They Say It's Wonderful
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7. Who Can I Turn To
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8. Unconditional Love
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This CD is one of awesome selections, artists and arrangements. It is a CD that utilizes the gifts and talents of each artist as Tony Williams leads the arrangements and melody with the alto saxophone. The
selections are inclusive of the spiritual and secular classics. You will feel the expertise and precision of the musicians and their instruments along with the mix of jazz improv that makes this music so unique.

Tony Williams is a legendary saxophonist based out of Philadelphia which has been considered to be a "Mecca" of jazz. He has traveled and toured the nation, Europe and Asia. His sound and style has been compared to those jazz saxophonist greats as "Cannonball", Coltrane, and Stanley Turrentine.

Tony Williams has played along with as a side man with many other jazz greats such as Nat Adderley, Donald Byrd, Wild Bill Davis, Dakota Staton, Jean Carn, Grover Washington, Jr., Shirley Scott and Jimmy McGriff just to name a few. Tony is on a number of recordings as he also was a significant part of MFSB with many of the Philadelphia International Recordings and artists in the 70's. Tony Williams also was a part of the band that did the music for Bill Cosby's TV show. He and Bill Cosby have continued to stay tight as Bill Cosby kicks off the Tony Williams Jazz Festival every Labor Day weekend as the emcee and the drummer with the Bill Cosby Reunion Band for the renowned 4 day jazz festival that includes many of the jazz legends from Philadelphia as well as the world.

Tony Williams is a major part and influence of BDG Records as his son Greg Williams is the CEO of the BDG Records label. Tony is on 3 other BDG Records CD's;

"AIDS Benefit Jazz"
"All The Way Live"
"The Best Of BDG"

Tony Williams has always been a band leader more than a side man and has included some of the finest in his band as you will hear. As you listen to this CD that so tastefully combines the sacred with the secular, you know they too "Thank GOD For Jazz".

To know Tony is to know that he indeed is blessed by GOD to teach, lead, create and set the standard that goes far above the circumstances.


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Dr Bilal Corbin

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Near-perfect technique, inspired phrasing, tastefully executed. An elegant offering from a man who's personal integrity and stolidity infuses this music with confidence and competence.
I say this because I've known Tony Williams since I was a budding musician in middle school. He lives for this music and approaches it with equal parts joy and committment. I can hear it throughout this recording. Impressive.

Ron Parker

The best jazz you can hear. True jazz in it's pure form.
The Thank GOD For Jazz CD is music for mostly all occasions. It is great listening music and the instrumentation, arrangements and sound is fabulous.

nevis thurman-ford

the cd makes a wonderful and inexpensive christmas gift or any other occasion. best of luck to tony and may you enjoy continued success. watch out tony; you have strong competition with your son glenn.