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Charlie Watts Prepares Next Jazz CD

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts (pictured) will release his next jazz effort, a two-disc live album titled Watts at Scott’s, on August 24, 2004. The album, recorded at the popular London jazz club Ronnie Scott’s, showcases Watts’ work with his Tentet.

Watts at Scott’s offers a wide-ranging selection of classics like “Take the ‘A’ Train,” “Duke Ellington,” “Main Stem,” “Miles Davis,” “Little Willie Leap” and Thelonious Monk’s “Bemsha Swing.” Watts own “Elvin Suite” and “Airto,” which were initially recorded in 2000 with Jim Keltner as an homage to Watts’ favorite percussionists and appear on the album Charlie Watts/Jim Keltner Project, have been reworked for the Tentet. “Faction & Introduction,” a jazz interpretation of the Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction,” is also included as an homage to Watts’ rock band.

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