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Ernie Watts Quartet: Home Light (Flying Dolphin)

When the story of this era’s jazz masters is told, West Coast tenor man and bandleader Ernie Watts ought to be prominently featured. Watts, perhaps once underappreciated because of the overtly commercial bent of many of his ’70s and ’80s recordings, has evolved into a saxophonist whose sound is simultaneously brawny and beautiful, an instrumentalist … Read More “Ernie Watts Quartet: Home Light (Flying Dolphin)”

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Ernie Watts Quartet: Wheel of Time

Saxophonist Ernie Watts possesses one of jazz’s most distinctive tenor tones, a sound of both mammoth size and full-hearted romanticism. This sound largely sustains Wheel of Time, a no-frills, pleasantly listenable outing from Watts’ European quartet (pianist Christof Saenger, bassist Rudi Engel and drummer Heinrich Koebberling), with whom he has played and recorded regularly for … Read More “Ernie Watts Quartet: Wheel of Time”

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