Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
The Long Road Home
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Ernie Watts has been quietly playing the part of an influential saxman for over 20 years. His expressive solos have graced the recordings of countless greats in nearly every genre of music. "Music is a language," says Watt... more »
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Ernie Watts has been quietly playing the part of an influential saxman for over 20 years. His expressive solos have graced the recordings of countless greats in nearly every genre of music. "Music is a language," says Watts, "and with language there are all these dialects - Rock, Classical, Jazz, Be-Bop and R&B among others. As for me, I'm interested in speaking all those dialects." On The Long Road Home, Watts returns to his favorite dialect...jazz. The results are simply glorious. Joining Watts on this blues tinged release are Kenny Barron on piano, Reggie Workman on acoustic bass, Mark Whitfield on electric guitar and Carmen Lundy, who performs two vocal numbers. This outstanding release was recorded direct to two track by XRCD co-creator Akira Taguchi and excellently showcases the superiority of the XRCD technology.
Recorded live directly to two-track!
Ernie Watts, tenor sax
Kenny Barron, acoustic piano
Reggie Workman, acoustic bass
Mark Whitfield, electric guitar (1,2,5,7)
Carmen Lundy, vocal (2,8)
Raul X. Garcia | Irwindale Speeday, CA, USA | 05/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Definately takes you to a special place.Ernie Watts is full of surprizes! Taking his based in blues jazz straight to the heart. Not to mention the supporting musicians and recording quality. I can't even describe how good this CD is. Could Ernie Watts be the Stevie Ray Vaughan of saxophonists? Buy this CD, and you be the judge. BTW, for you soft hearted types, may I suggest a box of tissues."