Spring, the second album by drummer Anthony Williams, was recorded and released in 1965 on the Blue Note label as number 65138. Williams is joined by Wayne Shorter, Sam Rivers, Herbie Hancock, and Gary Peacock.
Widely regarded as one of the most important and influential jazz drummers to come to prominence in the 1960s, Anthony Williams first gained fame in the band of trumpeter Miles Davis and was a pioneer of jazz fusion.
Newly-remastered for vinyl as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.
"...the fire expected by members of the Miles Davis Quintet (Williams, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter), all thoroughly influenced by "the new thing," were unleashed completely from Miles' tight rein. Add tenor saxophonist Sam Rivers and Albert Ayler bassist Gary Peacock into this mix and that influence thrived." -Al Campbell, allmusic.com
Remastered & reissued as part of the Blue Note 75th Anniversary campaign
Includes special Blue Note 75 vinyl sleeve that features album cover art for 75 Blue Note Titles
First run pressings to include Blue Note 75th logo on back of package
Anthony Williams, drums
Wayne Shorter, tenor sax
Sam Rivers, tenor sax
Herbie Hancock, piano
Gary Peacock, bass
3. From Before
1. Love Song