ERNIE WATTS

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Born in Norfolk, Virginia, but raised in Wilmington, Delaware, Ernie Watts is an American jazz saxophonist and composer, especially known for his incomparable, always-recognized sound. Greatly influenced by John Coltrane’s playing on “Kind of Blue,” Watts began studying saxophone at 13. At 16 he played with the Delaware Symphony as a featured soloist, but also was learning jazz by ear. After high school Watts studied music at West Chester University, then won a Downbeat scholarship to the Berklee College of Music in Boston, renowned as a school for jazz.

In 1966, while at Berklee, he was asked to join Buddy Rich’s big band, and toured the world with Buddy. By 1968 he had moved to LA, playing with the big bands of Gerald Wilson, Louis Bellson, and Oliver Nelson, with whom he also toured Africa. Watts became first-call for reeds in the LA studios, winning Most Valuable Player awards several times
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The Long Road HomeThe Long Road Home
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JVC/Sire 1997
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Ernie Watts QuartetErnie Watts Quartet
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BRIAN BROMBERG Basses Loaded RARE SEALED NEW Vinyl LP 1988 D1-73325 Ernie Watts BRIAN BROMBERG Basses Loaded RARE SEALED NEW Vinyl LP 1988 D1-73325 Ernie Watts USD $38.89 Buy It Now 3 days
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ERNIE WATTS QUARTET - PLANET LOVE - WORLD PACIFIC JAZZ - 1969 LP - GATEFOLD CVR ERNIE WATTS QUARTET - PLANET LOVE - WORLD PACIFIC JAZZ - 1969 LP - GATEFOLD CVR USD $14.95 Buy It Now 4 days
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RICARDO SILVEIRA - Long Distance CD Brazilian Jazz - David Sanborn, Ernie Watts RICARDO SILVEIRA - Long Distance CD Brazilian Jazz - David Sanborn, Ernie Watts USD $3.55 Buy It Now 5 days
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Ernie Watts	Just Holdin' On	AS-11464-A	Elektra	1980	Electronic	Disco Ernie Watts Just Holdin' On AS-11464-A Elektra 1980 Electronic Disco USD $14.99 Buy It Now 5 days
Ernie Watts SANCTUARY (Qwest 125513) 1986 LP w/Lee Ritenour, Alex Acuna, etc. Ernie Watts SANCTUARY (Qwest 125513) 1986 LP w/Lee Ritenour, Alex Acuna, etc. USD $3.49 Buy It Now 5 days
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ERNIE WATTS Planet Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Planet Love
RnB 1969
ERNIE WATTS The Wonder Bag album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Wonder Bag
Post Bop 1970
ERNIE WATTS Look in Your Heart album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Look in Your Heart
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1980
ERNIE WATTS Chariots of Fire album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chariots of Fire
Fusion 1982
ERNIE WATTS Musican album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Musican
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1985
ERNIE WATTS Sanctuary album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sanctuary
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1986
ERNIE WATTS Ernie Watts Quartet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ernie Watts Quartet
Post Bop 1988
ERNIE WATTS Ernie Watts With Gamalon ‎: Project - Activation Earth album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ernie Watts With Gamalon ‎: Project - Activation Earth
Fusion 1989
ERNIE WATTS Afoxé (with Giberto Gil ) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Afoxé (with Giberto Gil )
Bossa Nova 1991
ERNIE WATTS Stand Up album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stand Up
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1993
ERNIE WATTS Reaching Up album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Reaching Up
Post Bop 1994
ERNIE WATTS Unity album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Unity
Post Bop 1995
ERNIE WATTS The Long Road Home album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Long Road Home
Post Bop 1996
ERNIE WATTS Ernie Watts / Pete Christlieb / Rickey Woodard ‎: The Tenor Trio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ernie Watts / Pete Christlieb / Rickey Woodard ‎: The Tenor Trio
Hard Bop 1997
ERNIE WATTS Classic Moods album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Classic Moods
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1998
ERNIE WATTS Blue Topaz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blue Topaz
Post Bop 2000
ERNIE WATTS Ernie Watts & Ron Feuer : Reflections album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ernie Watts & Ron Feuer : Reflections
Post Bop 2001
ERNIE WATTS Spirit Song album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Spirit Song
Post Bop 2005
ERNIE WATTS Analog Man album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Analog Man
Post Bop 2007
ERNIE WATTS All Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
All Blues
Post Bop 2008
ERNIE WATTS Four Plus Four album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Four Plus Four
Post Bop 2009
ERNIE WATTS Oasis album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Oasis
Post Bop 2011
ERNIE WATTS A Simple Truth album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Simple Truth
Post Bop 2014
ERNIE WATTS Wheel of Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wheel of Time
Post Bop 2016
ERNIE WATTS Ernie Watts Quartet : Home Light album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Ernie Watts Quartet : Home Light
Hard Bop 2018

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ERNIE WATTS Alive album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Alive
Post Bop 2004
ERNIE WATTS To The Point album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
To The Point
Post Bop 2008

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ERNIE WATTS 4 Tune (with Chick Corea) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
4 Tune (with Chick Corea)
Post Bop 1997
ERNIE WATTS Classic Moods album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Classic Moods
Post Bop 1998

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ERNIE WATTS Ernie Watts Quartet : Home Light

Album · 2018 · Hard Bop
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Double Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Ernie Watts is back with the latest album with his quartet, which has had the same line-up of Christof Saenger (piano), Rudi Engel (bass) and Heinrich Koebberling (drums) since 2011’s ‘Oasis’, although Watts originally formed the quartet in 2004. But his own history goes back much farther than that, as he originally won a won a Downbeat Scholarship to the Berklee College of Music in Boston. While he was there, Gene Quill quit Buddy Rich's Big Band, and trombonist Phil Wilson (a professor at Berklee), was asked to recommend a student as temporary replacement. A young Ernie Watts was referred, and “temporarily” stayed with Rich from 1966-1968 and toured the world, and since then has been a professional musician who works in popular music (Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan etc.), TV and film (“Ghostbusters” among literally hundreds of others), but whose first love is jazz, ever since he was blown away by Coltrane on what was then the brand-new Miles Davis album ‘Kind of Blue’.

When someone has been playing music for as many years as Watts, it is of course no surprise that he has an amazing tone, and when four top musicians have been together for this long, they all know each other incredibly well and bounce ideas off each other with panache. Watts’ sax is often the lead melody instrument, but not always, and the feeling is that this really is a band as opposed to one person with a bunch of supporters behind him. It is fresh, it is exciting, powerful, uplifting music which also includes a sense of fun and joy. It is bright, full of life and light: the sun breaking through on the horizon is a perfectly apt photo for the cover as it ties in directly with this. The band work through different styles from bebop and gospel through to the likes of swing, always with aplomb, care and direction. Watts will even sit back out of the music for complete sections to allow the others to take the lead, knowing he doesn’t always have to be in the thick of it for magic to happen. Ian Patterson at All About Jazz has been quoted as saying about Watts “Not just at the top of his game, but at the top of THE game”, and here is yet another example of why that is the case.

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