The Joy of Flying

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
It would be an understatement to say that there was a fair amount of variety on this set. Drummer Tony Williams is heard in two duets with keyboardist Jan Hammer, with a quartet also including keyboardist Herbie Hancock, Tom Scott who unfortunately sticks to lyricon and bassist Stanley Clarke, and he welcomes rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose, keyboardist Brian Auger, guitarist George Benson, Hammer and tenorman Michael Brecker on other tracks. Much of this music is closer to R&B than to jazz, although there are many strong moments. But the most interesting selection is certainly "Morgan's Motion" which matches Williams with pianist Cecil Taylor in a powerful and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
It would be an understatement to say that there was a fair amount of variety on this set. Drummer Tony Williams is heard in two duets with keyboardist Jan Hammer, with a quartet also including keyboardist Herbie Hancock, Tom Scott who unfortunately sticks to lyricon and bassist Stanley Clarke, and he welcomes rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose, keyboardist Brian Auger, guitarist George Benson, Hammer and tenorman Michael Brecker on other tracks. Much of this music is closer to R&B than to jazz, although there are many strong moments. But the most interesting selection is certainly "Morgan's Motion" which matches Williams with pianist Cecil Taylor in a powerful and completely atonal collaboration.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/21/2010
  • Label: Reel Music
  • UPC: 667487803120
  • Catalog Number: 78031

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Going Far (4:16)
  2. 2 Hip Skip (8:07)
  3. 3 Hittin' On 6 (6:20)
  4. 4 Open Fire (6:19)
  5. 5 Tony (6:54)
  6. 6 Eris (3:31)
  7. 7 Coming Back Home (6:09)
  8. 8 Morgan's Motion (8:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Tony Williams Lifetime Primary Artist, Drums
Tony Williams Indexed Contributor
Ronnie Montrose Guitar, Guest Appearance
George Benson Guitar, Guest Appearance
Michael Brecker Tenor Saxophone
Ronnie Cuber Baritone Saxophone
Jon Faddis Trumpet
Jan Hammer Moog Synthesizer, fender rhodes, oberheim, Polymoog, Mini Moog
Herbie Hancock Piano, fender rhodes, oberheim, Mini Moog, Prophet 5, Guest Appearance
David Sanborn Alto Saxophone
Tom Scott Lyricon
Cecil Taylor Guest Appearance
Ralph MacDonald Percussion
Brian Auger Hammond B3
Randy Brecker Trumpet
Mario Cipollina Electric Bass
Stanley Clarke Electric Bass, Guest Appearance
Ian Hammer Guest Appearance
Paul Jackson Electric Bass
Barry Rogers Trombone
Technical Credits
William Eaton Horn Arrangements
Ronnie Montrose Composer
George Benson Composer
Jan Hammer Composer, Engineer
Tom Scott Composer
Cecil Taylor Composer
Fred Catero Engineer
Stanley Clarke Composer
Edgar Winter Composer
Jack Malken Engineer
Don Puluse Engineer
Bruce Steinberg Images
A. Scott Galloway Liner Notes
The Tony Williams Lifetime Producer
Chris Eselgroth Package Redesign
Gene Kraut Original Photography
Steve Carver Cover Art
Stanley Tonkel Engineer
Tom Suzuki Engineer
Bobby Holland Original Photography
Robert Bittler Original Photography
Denis Calahan Original Photography
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