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Watts, Jeff "Tain" / Blue Vol. 2
Album:Blue Vol. 2 Collection:Jazz
Artist:Watts, Jeff "Tain" Added:03/2017
Label:Dark Key Music 

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Add Date:2017-03-28 Pull Date:2017-05-30 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-03-26 
Watts, Jeff "Tain" / Blue Vol. 2
Label: Dark Key Music

Tom McCarter
Reviewed: 2017-03-26

Watts, Jeff "Tain"
Blue Vol. 2
Genre: Jazz

Review: That's "Blue", not Blues. This is jazz, in many forms, with different musicians on every track. No two tracks the same. It's like Elvin Jones comes back with a slew of new ideas and canchoose any musician he wants to make them happen.
FCCs: none
Favorite Tracks: (1) Chicken Ballet (3) Water (5) You're Mine and I Want You (8) Waltz For Marvin (9) Cleo (10) Blackzilla vs Yo' Mothra
Track Review: 1/ (5:02) Jean Genie riff starts> rocin' blues romp> blistering guitar solo> slow fade 2/ guitar stars> midtempo funky jam with female vocal> quick shift in melody> tasty guitar> quick fade on vocal 3/ piano starts> slow tempo> gorgeous interplay between instruments> Russell Malone on guitar> strays into free jazz jam> slow fade 4/ drums start> uptempo blowout> quick stop 5/ piano starts> slow tempo song with Kurt Elling> lovely piano solo> fade 6/ bass starts> midtempo off kilter jam> drums upfront> Steve Coleman on sax> quick stop 7/ harmonica starts> slow tempo (reminds me of Toots Thielmans)> slow fade 8/ bass starts> off kilter song reminiscent of Stevie Wonder> fade on vocal 9/ bass starts> Kevin Eubanks flashy guitar jam in slow motion> guitar power trio> quick fade 10/ midtempo jam moves uptempo> piano solo> fade 11/ slow duet with gong and organ

Track Listing
1.Chicken Ballet 6.Uh-Uh!
2.Lenalane 7.14e
3.Water 8.Waltz For Marvin
4.Sons Of The Jitney Man 9.Cleo
5.You're Mine And I Want You 10.Blakzilla Vs. Yo' Mothra
 11.Reverie