When Tony Williams joined the Miles Davis Quintet in 1963, the 17-year-old drummer caused a bit of a stir -- on the bandstand and with nightclub owners. From behind the kit, the innovative wunderkind quickly redefined modern jazz drumming. At the bar, though, he attracted the attention of only nightclub owners, wondering how the underager affected liquor policies. It was then illegal in New York State for a nightclub to serve alcohol if a minor was onstage or in the audience. So clubs served liquor only before and after Davis's sets, while the future Hall of Fame drummer safely sat backstage away from the firewater and liquor authority. Few complained about the modified alcohol policy -- the talented young musician who would influence the next generation of... More >>>
Send 17-year-old trumpeter Brandon Lee shots of Diet Slice when at Cezanne this weekend.