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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: A Simple Truth

Read "A Simple Truth" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

In una carriera professionale di quasi mezzo secolo (iniziò nella metà degli anni sessanta con Buddy Rich) gran parte del lavoro di Ernie Watts è stato svolto negli studi di registrazione partecipando a centinaia d'incisioni (anche di Marvin Gaye, Frank Zappa, Chaka Khan, Barbra Streisand etc...). Le sue credenziali jazz si sono sviluppate nei ranghi delle ...

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Ernie Watts: A Simple Truth

Read "A Simple Truth" reviewed by Edward Blanco

After sixteen albums as leader, two-time Grammy-Award-winning saxophonist Ernie Watts presents a concept album, a journey of sorts, a musical description of a “jazz day" beginning with a morning piece and ending with an evening song in declaration of A Simple Truth. Recorded in Cologne, Germany, with his touring European quartet--together for over fifteen years--Watts imagines ...

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Ernie Watts: A Simple Truth

Read "A Simple Truth" reviewed by Ian Patterson

The title of Ernie Watt's seventh release on his Flying Dolphin label reflects the tenor great's guiding philosophy, as he explained in a recent interview for dublinjazz.ie: “We are creating our reality all day every day by the thoughts that we think and by the things that we say and by our belief systems. It's a ...

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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: To The Point - Live at the Jazz Bakery

Read "To The Point - Live at the Jazz Bakery" reviewed by Andrew Velez

Recorded live at the Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles, To The Point is the first non-studio recording of Ernie Watts' longtime quartet. Together for over 20 years, they have a cohesion and musical empathy that is palpable. The musically eclectic Watts has toured with The Rolling Stones and played in settings from Carmen McRae to Jean-Luc ...

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Ernie Watts: To the Point - Live at the Jazz Bakery

Read "Ernie Watts: To the Point - Live at the Jazz Bakery" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

Ernie Watts

To The Point - Live At The Jazz Bakery

Flying Dolphin Records

2008



After hearing saxophonist Ernie Watts' CD To The Point - Live At The Jazz Bakey , it's easy to imagine that he possesses superhuman talents similar to those held by members of the fictional Fantastic Four. ...

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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 ...

Tenore de Orosei: Tenore de Orosei: Canticos e Ballos

Read "Tenore de Orosei: Canticos e Ballos" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Tenore de Orosei Canticos e Ballos Tronos (2005 - distr. Egea) Valutazione: 3 stelle Gruppo vocale tra i più noti dell'isola, i Tenore di Orosei - vale a dire il “voche" Patrizio Mura, il “mesuvoche" Piero Pala, il “bassu" Mario Siotto e il “cronta" Gian Luca Frau - presentano un nuovo lavoro discografico, che include accanto ai loro tradizionali “canticos" vocali, espressioni canore ...