This CD is one in a long line, pre-and-post his work with Charlie Haden's Quartet West, that identifies him as an individualist. Since his sound on tenor so closely mirrors Michael Brecker's, and they are peers, the question will always be - who came first, and who influenced who? Clearly John Coltrane's muse is extant in both, and they have developed personal voices. Analog Man succeeds on different levels. François Moutin's "Clinton Parkview" is a fresh neo-bop piece with effortless, attractive rhythm changes
Saxophonist Ernie Watts introduces the melody and proceeds to craft a solo so full of invention, strength and lyricism that when he lays out to allow pianist Christof Saenger his turn the surprise is that only three minutes have passed. Watts' playing on "Analog Man is fluid and elegant and he raises the bar high for the musicians in his quartet. First pianist Saenger and then bassist Rudi Engel prove that they are up to the challenge of playing with one of jazz's premier saxophonists. Analog Man is Watts' third quartet album on his own Flying Dolphin Records label and perhaps his strongest to date. Watts' writing and playing is better than ever. At least two tracks, the title track and "A Lilac Grows bear the hallmarks of instant classics, compositions which will inspire current and future generations of musicians, and there can surely be no higher compliment than that.
Ernest James Watts (born October 23, 1945) is an American jazz and rhythm and blues saxophonist who plays soprano, alto, and tenor saxophone. He has worked with Charlie Haden's Quartet West and toured with the Rolling Stones. On Frank Zappa's album The Grand Wazoo he played the "Mystery Horn", a straight-necked C melody saxophone. He played the notable saxophone riff on The One You Love by Glenn Frey.
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Album · 2007 · 9 Songs. Analog Man Ernie Watts. Grover Washington, Jr.
September 2014, 10:56.
Analog Man is a post bop music album recording by ERNIE WATTS released in 2007 on CD, LP/Vinyl and/or cassette. Filed under Post Bop By ERNIE WATTS. 1. Analog Man 11:17 2. Elements 10:33 3. Paseando 6:45 4. Clinton Parkview 6:55 5. Company 5:40 6. Joshua 10:06 7. A Lilac Grows 9:42 8. Gee Baby 6:27 9. Morning Prayer 2:58. Ernie Watts - Saxophones Christof Saenger - Piano Rudi Engel - Bass Heinrich Koebberling - Drums.
Clinton Parkview, 06:59.