Watts, Ernie

Flying Dolphin, 2014CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 21.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
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Performance: 4
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Sound: 4
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O’s Notes: Tenor saxophonist Ernie Watts is in his prime at 69 years and still creating new music and leading the band. He spends a lot of time in Europe and recorded this album in Cologne. Watts’ European quartet includes pianist Christol Saenger, Rudi Engel on bass and drummer Heinrich Koebberling. Ernie’s tone is always sweet and his work on A Simple Truth is no exception especially on “The Road We’re On” and Dizzy’s racy “Bebop”. His band mates stay with him blazing on the changes and grooving on the rhythms. This is a top-notch session!


Publicist: Jazz Promo Services