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Greg Murphy Trio: Bright Idea (Whaling City Sound)

The truly bright idea on keyboardist Greg Murphy’s Bright Idea was to bring in drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts. It isn’t just that Watts is a legendarily powerful player who, after making his name with the Marsalis brothers, went on to energize albums by Michael Brecker, Danilo Pérez, David Kikoski, and others; he also fits well … Read More “Greg Murphy Trio: Bright Idea (Whaling City Sound)”

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Jeff “Tain” Watts: Family

For his seventh album as a leader, drummer-composer-bandleader Jeff “Tain” Watts once again impresses with his masterful polyrhythmic aplomb and his uncanny ability to ignite a session. Whether it’s the dancing title track, anchored by James Genus’ deep-toned upright bass groove and buoyed by David Kikoski’s piano and Steve Wilson’s robust alto sax work, the … Read More “Jeff “Tain” Watts: Family”

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