“And I said, 'How about you? Who's your favorite drummer?' He said, 'Tony Williams.' And I didn't know who Tony Williams was, so the next day I went to a record store, and on the wall was this Tony Williams record called Ego. So I bought it and took it home and put it on my turntable.
I listen to this, and it was like someone has just started speaking Greek. I was confused, because viscerally I knew there was something here that was huge, but I just couldn't get it. And so the next day I put the record on again...”
—Vinnie Colaiuta, Drum! Magazine interview, May 2014