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Watts, Jeff "Tain" / Watts
Album:Watts Collection:Jazz
Artist:Watts, Jeff "Tain" Added:05/2009
Label:Dark Key Music 

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Add Date:2009-05-17 Pull Date:2009-07-19 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:5 Jul28 Jun21 Jun7 Jun31 May24 May

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Album Review
Reviewed 2009-05-16 
Dark Key Music, 2009

MODERN BOP – Hard-edged, exciting jazz from a volcanic drummer, leading an all-star quartet. Watts is an unstoppable force on the uptempo numbers, disintegrating anything that gets in his way. But this stuff really grooves, too… hold onto your hat and crank it up!

Jeff "Tain" Watts - drums
Terence Blanchard - trumpet
Branford Marsalis - saxophones
Christian McBride - bass
Lawrence Fields - piano (#4)

* * * * | Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10

1. 7:03 – sinister riffs into a fierce bop jam: percolating horns, bashing drums
2. 5:36 – relaxed bluesy groove, sax blows cool & hot, tricky tempo shifts
3. 5:23 – funky New Orleans bounce, lots of horn conversation… gotta love it!
4. 5:06 – upbeat ballad with piano, soprano sax… subtle, bittersweet details
5. 9:33 – [2 FCCs in the first minute (“fuggin”). After that it’s clean, and great]
6. 6:18 – basically a long drum solo, periodically interrupted by the horns
7. 6:38 – cool walk, based on Monk’s “Trinkle Tinkle”: nifty trumpet, bass solo
8. 6:52 – political skit: a GW Bush aide phones Satan… dig his “hold” music!
9. 3:06 – drum solo rises from silence, rolls, subsides
10. 6:05 – just the music track from #8 (speedy post-bop jam)

[ Fo ] 05/16/09

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