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CD: Jeff "Tain" Watts

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Jeff "Tain" Watts
Jeff
Jeff "Tain" Watts
b.1960
drums
, Watts (Dark Keys).

The vigorous drummer is in charge of a quartet with saxophonist Branford Marsalis, trumpeter Terence Blanchard and bassist Christian McBride. There's a lovely ballad ("Owed"), shuckin' and jivin' ("Dancin' 4 Chicken," take 25), a variation on Monk's “Trinkle, Tinkle" called “Dingle-Dangle" and an audio theater sketch about dealing with the devil. Along with the fun and games, you get exceptional playing by all hands.


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