Watts, Jeff "Tain" / Blue Vol. 2
Album: Blue Vol. 2   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Watts, Jeff "Tain"   Added:Mar 2017
Label:Dark Key Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-03-28 Pull Date: 2017-05-30 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: May 28 May 21 May 14 May 7 Apr 23 Apr 16 Apr 9 Apr 2
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. May 26, 2017: Rebop
You're Mine And I Want You
4. May 05, 2017: Rebop
2. May 19, 2017: Rebop
5. May 04, 2017: No Cover, No Minimum
Chicken Ballet
3. May 12, 2017: Rebop
Chicken Ballet
6. Apr 21, 2017: No Cover, No Minimum

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-03-26
Watts, Jeff "Tain" / Blue Vol. 2
Label: Dark Key Music

Tom McCarter
Reviewed: 2017-03-26

Watts, Jeff "Tain"
Blue Vol. 2
Genre: Jazz

Review: That's "Blue", not Blues. This is jazz, in many forms, with different musicians on every track. No two tracks the same. It's like Elvin Jones comes back with a slew of new ideas and canchoose any musician he wants to make them happen.
FCCs: none
Favorite Tracks: (1) Chicken Ballet (3) Water (5) You're Mine and I Want You (8) Waltz For Marvin (9) Cleo (10) Blackzilla vs Yo' Mothra
Track Review: 1/ (5:02) Jean Genie riff starts> rocin' blues romp> blistering guitar solo> slow fade 2/ guitar stars> midtempo funky jam with female vocal> quick shift in melody> tasty guitar> quick fade on vocal 3/ piano starts> slow tempo> gorgeous interplay between instruments> Russell Malone on guitar> strays into free jazz jam> slow fade 4/ drums start> uptempo blowout> quick stop 5/ piano starts> slow tempo song with Kurt Elling> lovely piano solo> fade 6/ bass starts> midtempo off kilter jam> drums upfront> Steve Coleman on sax> quick stop 7/ harmonica starts> slow tempo (reminds me of Toots Thielmans)> slow fade 8/ bass starts> off kilter song reminiscent of Stevie Wonder> fade on vocal 9/ bass starts> Kevin Eubanks flashy guitar jam in slow motion> guitar power trio> quick fade 10/ midtempo jam moves uptempo> piano solo> fade 11/ slow duet with gong and organ

Track Listing
1. Chicken Ballet   6. Uh-Uh!
2. Lenalane   7. 14e
3. Water   8. Waltz For Marvin
4. Sons Of The Jitney Man   9. Cleo
5. You're Mine And I Want You   10. Blakzilla Vs. Yo' Mothra
  11. Reverie