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New Charlie Watts Big Band Album Out April 21

Impulse!/Verve release of 2010 concert with the Danish Radio Big Band

Charlie Watts Meets the Danish Radio Big Band
"Charlie Watts Meets the Danish Radio Big Band"
Charlie Watts
Charlie Watts (photo courtesy of Impulse!/Verve)

On April 21, Impulse!/Verve will release Charlie Watts Meets the Danish Radio Big Band, an album of a 2010 Danish National Radio broadcast performance at the Concert Hall of Denmark in Copenhagen. Featuring a mix of big-band charts, original compositions and Rolling Stones covers, the concert reunited Watts with childhood friend and special-guest bassist Dave Green, and hearkened back to Watts’ early ’60s work as a freelance jazz drummer in Denmark—before the Rolling Stones became a household name.

The seven tracks on the album include the Charlie Watts and Jim Keltner-penned “Elvin Suite” parts one and two; three Stones covers: “Faction” (a bossa nova reworking of “Satisfaction”), “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” and “Paint It Black”; and big-band classics “I Should Care” and “Molassas.”

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