Arc of the Testimony

Tony Williams left our world before we reached the final stages of completing this project. In no way can words begin to describe the massive sense of loss or the unexpected shock that this impossible reality represents for me. As time passes, Tony will certainly be remembered as the young prodigy who revolutionized the sound of Miles Davis in the 1960s, who probably more than any other drummer understood the limitless possibilities of music. But even more importantly, in his artistry, dedication, and strength of character - both as a musician and as a person - Tony WIlliams has influenced an entire generation, as he will continue to do for generations to come. Here is a testimonial to his enormous original gift, his profound craftsmanship and relentless creative energy, his open mind, his lifetime, his legend.

All respect...

Bill Laswell
25 March 1997