Watts, Jeff "Tain" / Blue Vol. 2
Label: Dark Key Music
Watts, Jeff "Tain"
Blue Vol. 2
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.
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