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Tain & the Ebonix: Folk's Songs

Read "Folk's Songs" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

There are tribute albums, and then there's Folk's Songs, Jeff “Tain Watts' debut release on Dark Key Music under the group name Tain & the Ebonix. Rather than the typical collection of remakes, Watts delivers seven original compositions among the ten songs that honor people who have influenced and inspired him. Tain & ...

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Tain & the Ebonix: Folk's Songs

Read "Folk's Songs" reviewed by Craig W. Hurst

Folk's Songs, led by drummer Jeff “Tain" Watts and his group Tain and the Ebonix, comprises ten compositions, including seven Watts originals all dedicated to various folks. The tunes not composed by Watts are by pianists Keith Jarrett ("Rotation and “Rotation II ) and the late Kenny Kirkland ("Blasphemy ). Specific tune dedications range from other ...

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Tain & the Ebonix: Folk's Songs

Read "Folk's Songs" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

This is the fifth solo album for Jeff “Tain" Watts and broadens his approach on this effort. The drummer has the distinction of reporting that he appeared on every Grammy-Award winning album by Wynton and Branford Marsalis. Originally from Pittsburgh and graduating with a degree in classical percussion from Desquesne University and the Berklee College of ...

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Tain & the Ebonix: Folk's Songs

Read "Folk's Songs" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

A lot of water has flowed under Jeff “Tain Watts musical bridge since he came into prominence as the drummer in Wynton Marsalis' band. Watts has gone on to extend his musical circle playing in varied settings and by leading his own groups. This time around he has a new band in Ebonix, with saxophonist Marcus ...

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Tain & the Ebonix: Folk's Songs

Read "Folk's Songs" reviewed by Troy Collins

Jeff “Tain" Watts, the most vivacious drummer to emerge from the much ballyhooed “young lions phenomenon of the early 1980s, has reached beyond traditional hard-bop to embrace the diverse stylistic influences that inspire him. His straight-ahead credentials are well-documented on seminal records from Wynton and Branford Marsalis. The ensuing years have found him exploring more adventurous ...


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