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"
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Charlie Watts (photo courtesy of Impulse!/Verve)
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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.”

To preorder the album, visit http://smarturl.it/WattsMeetsDRBB_iTu (iTunes) or http://smarturl.it/WattsMeetsDRBB_Amz (Amazon).