Blue, Vol. 1

by Jeff "Tain" Watts

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Come on down and get some red beans Way down yonder in New Orleans Catfish, Gumbo, Étouffée Gonna keep you full 'til Mardi Gras day Run Farley Run Run Farley Run
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Sometimes when it rains in May They say Will gloom be everlasting Or will the sun rise Sooner than soon So flowers will bloom Even when it's days and days So grey, the question I am asking When will the light shine Into my room So flowers will bloom Soon enough the sun will chase the clouds away Loosening the chains that shackle my heart And every ounce of pain that threatens To seize the day Gone to stay And opens up the sky revealing the Promise of the moon And flowers will bloom
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released June 2, 2015

Blue, Vol. 1 - credits

1. Brilliant Corners (Thelonious Monk Arr. Jeff Watts)
Drum Set: Jeff “Tain” Watts, Piano: David Budway, Tenor Sax: Troy Roberts, Double Bass: Neal Caine

2. Farley Strange (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
Drum Set: Jeff “Tain” Watts, Guitar: Paul Bollenback, Piano: James Francies, Tenor Sax: Troy Roberts, Double Bass: Orlando le Fleming, Trumpet: Kenyatta Beasley, Trombone and Tuba: Clark Gayton, Percussion: Luisito Quintero, Vocals: Kenyatta Beasley, Juan Tainish,
Mark Whitfield, Laura Watts, James Francies, Gregoire Maret, Clark Gayton.

3. May 15, 2011 (feat. Frank McComb) (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
Drum Set: Jeff “Tain” Watts, Vocals: Frank McComb, Double Bass: Christian McBride, Piano: Osmany Paredes, Tenor Sax: Troy Roberts, Guitar: Mark Whitfield, Fender Rhodes and Synth: Henry Hey, Percussion: Luisito Quintero.

4. Driva Man (feat. Ku-umba Frank Lacy) (Max Roach/Oscar Brown Jr. Arr. Jeff Watts)
Drum Set: Jeff “Tain” Watts, Vocals: Ku-umba Frank Lacy, Guitar: Paul Bollenback, Piano: James Francies, Tenor Sax: Troy Roberts, Double Bass: Orlando le Fleming

5. Blues for Mr. Charley (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
Drum Set: Jeff “Tain” Watts, Piano: Osmany Paredes, Tenor Sax: Troy Roberts, Double Bass: Chris Smith

6. Faux Paul (feat. Grégoire Maret) (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
Drum Set: Jeff “Tain” Watts, Harmonica: Grégoire Maret, Piano: Osmany Paredes, Double Bass: Chris Smith

7. Flip & Dip (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
Drum Set: Jeff “Tain” Watts, Piano: Osmany Paredes, Tenor Sax: Troy Roberts, Harmonica: Grégoire Maret, Double Bass: Chris Smith

8. Brainlifter (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
Drum Set: Jeff “Tain” Watts, Piano: Osmany Paredes, Tenor Sax: Troy Roberts, Harmonica: Grégoire Maret, Double Bass: Chris Smith

9. Reverie (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
Drum Set: Jeff “Tain” Watts, Piano: David Budway, Tenor Sax: Troy Roberts, Double Bass: Neal Caine


Tracks 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8 Recorded January 7 & 8 2014, at Sanctuary Studios, Easton PA.

Tracks 1, 2, 4 and 9 Recorded November 23 & 24 2014, at Sanctuary Studios, Easton PA.

Produced by Jeff “Tain” Watts
Edited by Laura Watts
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound NYC.
Photography by Des McMahon. Calligraphy by Joan Gaylord. Art design by Laura Watts.
Frank McComb appears through the courtesy of Boobeescoot Music.

All music composed by Jeff “Tain” Watts © Tainish Chamber Music BMI
Except Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk © Thelonious Monk Corp.
and Driva Man by Max Roach/Oscar Brown Jr. © Estate of Maxwell L. Roach

© Dark Key Music 2015
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Jeff "Tain" Watts Easton, Pennsylvania

Tain spent his formative years with Wynton & Branford Marsalis and his writing skills now command equal attention, highlighted by a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition. Watts has recorded and toured with George Benson, Harry Connick Jr, Kenny Garrett, Michael Brecker, Kenny Kirkland, Courtney Pine, Geri Allen, Alice & Ravi Coltrane, Greg Osby, McCoy Tyner, Steve Coleman & Fort Apache. ... more

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