Scott Garrison was Tony Williams drum tech from 1994 through Tony's passing in 1997. He takes us on a journey through the gear and his experiences with Tony Williams in great detail. Tony Williams is one of the most iconic drummers of the 20th century, with a meteoric rise from his days with Miles Davis to his Lifetime project, and he became jazz royalty through his tireless pursuit of pushing our instrument to its limits. Tony Williams will always be one of the greatest drummers of all time, and his gear is almost as legendary as his playing. However, it wasn't always the big yellow monster Gretsch kit...
This episode covers his time with DW Drums, his experimentation with double bass drumming, new cymbals and hardware, and a tons of amazing stories.
Garrison is now a man who wears many hats at DW Drums and has amazing information that covers both the personal side of things with Tony, and many aspects of the gear that you can't hear from anyone else.
Be sure to check these out on YouTube for the best experience to see all the photos we discuss: https://www.youtube.com/@drumhistorypodcast
Part 4 will be the Cymbals next week to conclude the Tony Williams series!
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