Christian McBride hosts another in a series of "Crate Digging" episodes on NPR's Jazz Night in America. This episode features drummer and composer Jeff "Tain" Watts. For 40 years, "Tain" has remained a supremely consequential drummer in the music - evolving the language of jazz drumming during his time as sideman to both Wynton and Branford Marsalis, and as a bandleader, as we'll hear in this 2002 concert.
Jeff "Tain" Watts - Drums, vocals; Ravi Coltrane - Tenor saxophone; Jaleel Shaw - Alto saxophone; David Budway - Piano; Paul Bollenback - Guitar; John Benitez - Bass; Joe Locke - Vibraphone; Luisito Quintero - Percussion
The Impaler (Jeff "Tain" Watts)
Wry Koln (Watts)
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