“I can’t say enough good things about Tony Williams. This is a guy whose credo seemed to be ‘Who cares if I fall on my ass? I’m going for it!' He was all about being in the moment. He played what he played because he didn't overanalyze it. It flowed out of him.
“The songs Fred, Proto-Cosmos and Wildlife are the three that really stand out. Tony has a jazz-swing feel that’s unlike anybody else’s. If you ask a hundred different drummers to play something, a lot of them might sound the same or even close to the same, but will always be that one guy who will do something slightly different, and that's Tony. You hear him, and immediately you know who it is. Even when he plays something a moment late or early, it’s still perfect – and unique.
“Fred, Proto-Cosmos and Wildlife are great songs, but Tony’s drumming on them really make them exceptional. He lifts everything to a really special place."