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Ernie Watts Quartet: Wheel of Time

Read "Wheel of Time" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

A due anni di distanza da A Simple Truth ecco una nuova incisione di Ernie Watts con il collaudato combo europeo. Conclusa l'esperienza di un quarto di secolo col Quartet West di Charlie Haden, il settantenne sassofonista s'esprime con impressionante energia e baldanza, quasi avesse la metà dei suoi anni. Sottoponete un qualsiasi appassionato a un ...

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Ernie Watts Quartet: Wheel of Time

Read "Wheel of Time" reviewed by Jack Bowers

On the Buddy Rich band's album Big Swing Face (circa 1967), Ernie Watts unleashes a blazing alto sax solo on the title track that is guaranteed to send chills up and down the spine and leave listeners wondering, “How did he do that?" Now, almost half a century later, the seventy-year-old Watts continues to weave those ...

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Ernie Watts Quartet: Oasis

Read "Oasis" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Setting up Flying Dolphin Records in 2004 has given tenor saxophonist Ernie Watts wings. After 35 years calling on an ever-changing array of some of the greatest names in jazz to play on his records, Watts has now settled into two quartets: his American and European groups. The continuity of these ensembles and the complete artistic ...

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Ernie Watts Quartet: Analog Man

Read "Analog Man" reviewed by Ian Patterson

The opening two-note piano riff, the crisp rim shots from the drums and the walking bass line on the opening number and title track get Analog Man off to the most swinging of starts. Saxophonist Ernie Watts introduces the melody and proceeds to craft a solo so full of invention, strength and lyricism that when he ...