Jeff 'Tain' Watts is one of the most powerful and stylish drummers on the jazz scene today. Possessing a truly unique personal style, Watts has demonstrated his percussion versatility with such artists as McCoy Tyner, George Benson, Michael Brecker, Branford Marsalis, and many more. Watts came to fame as drummer with the early Wynton Marsalis Quintet. Along with explosive power, blinding speed and mastery of complex rhythms and time signatures, Watts brings a rare sense of elegance, tried-by-fire composure, and a gritty street funk to his music. His artistic ingenuity expresses itself in his incomparable technique, sweltering sense of swing, and an extraordinary ability to imbue his music with majestic grace and elegant repose. A true jazz innovator, Watts never fails to deliver the percussive magic that has been his trademark since his emergence on the contemporary jazz scene. He will be celebrating the release of his new HighNote CD, Detained.
Added by in2jazz on October 6, 2005