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The transcription is a brilliant piece of work and I would recommend it to any drummer wishing to examine Tony Williams’ style.
- Roger Odell - drummer, founder member of Shakatak

This will be invaluable to those who are familiar with Tony Williams’ playing as well as those who come new to it. For both it leads to a better understanding of modern style proactive and interactive jazz drumming and rhythm section playing, which underpins so much of contemporary jazz.
- John Marshall - drummer, Soft Machine Legacy

In performance the jazz drummer’s main function is as an accompanist, complementing and stimulating one’s fellow musicians. Matt Fisher’s book provides an excellent example of some of the elements of Tony Williams’ approach to this role. A bonus is the rhythmic transcription of Herbie Hancock’s piano comping, a transcription task I set for my own students. For drummers who have little experience of “comping” transcriptions, this publication will be of value in this important aspect of their musical development and inspire them to transcribe and discover the different comping characteristics of other great jazz drummers such as Philly Joe Jones, Roy Haynes and Elvin Jones.
- Trevor Tomkins - drummer, Professor at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London

Praise for Tony Williams: So What 1964

Matt Fisher’s drumming managed to be avidly energetic, subtly sharp and swinging by turns. A great night indeed…

- Harry Acton

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