Blue, Vol. 1

by Jeff "Tain" Watts

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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. He has recorded and toured with George Benson, Harry Connick Jr, Kenny Garrett, Michael Brecker, Kenny Kirkland, Courtney Pine, Geri Allen, Alice Coltrane, Greg Osby, McCoy Tyner, Steve Coleman, Fort Apache and Ravi Coltrane. Stints with Jay Leno on tv and Spike Lee as an actor. ... more

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Track Name: Farley Strange
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
Track Name: May 15, 2011 (feat. Frank McComb)
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