Saturday, October 23, 2010

Marzette Watts & Company

Here's one that's often forgotten about when discussions turn to the esp-disk label. Not sure why either. Maybe it's because Watts didn't really seem to make it as a musician (he released just one other album (that features Patty Waters)). It's really too bad, since this is a really great out jazz album. And Watts proved to be a pretty key player in the whole NYC loft scene, where he hosted parties that feature all the usual jazz luminaries of the time. I'll admit that this isn't the easiest album to get into, but if you already enjoy things of this nature, then this one must be heard. Also, Sonny Sharrock, Henry Grimes, Byard Lancaster, and Clifford Thornton are involved.


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