+ Wayne Shorter, Sam Rivers, Herbie Hancock u.a.
* Rudy Van Gelder remastered
Tony Williams was truly a phenomenom. When he made this album, he was 19 and had already put in more than two years with Miles Davis, participated in a dozen classic Blue Note recordings, cut his first album as a leader and revolutionized the way drums were played. This album features tenormen Wayne Shorter, and Sam Rivers, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Gary Peacock, and Williams in a variety of combinations. The core of this music is empathy — listening to each other and maintaining the highest level of creativity. It is the last album Williams would make before forming his fusion group Lifetime. Remastered by Rudy Van Gelder from the original analog tapes.
WAYNE SHORTER (tracks 1, 3, 5), SAM RIVERS (tracks 1, 3–5), tenor sax; HERBIE HANCOCK (tracks 3–5) piano; GARY PEACOCK (tracks 1, 3–5) bass; TONY WILLIAMS, drums
W. Stiefele in Audio 7/09: "Eines der frühen Meisterwerke
des nervösen, filigranen Jazz. Sein fünfminütiges Solo
"Echo" ist noch heute sensationell."