The Tony Williams Lifetime was a jazz-rock fusion group led by jazz drummer Tony Williams. The Tony Williams Lifetime
was founded in 1969as a power trio with John McLaughlin (Mahavishnu Orchestra) on electric guitar and Larry Young on
organ. Their debut album wasEmergency!, a double album released on Polydor Records in 1969. It was largely rejected by
jazz listeners at the time of its release, but is nowlooked upon as a fusion classic. Jack Bruce joined the group to provide
bass and vocals on their second album, Turn It Over, released in 1970.