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Ernie Watts Quartet
Ernie Watts Quartet
Published: 2016/12/15
Channel: Eduardo Souto
"Bebop" Ernie Watts & The Marc Seales Trio
"Bebop" Ernie Watts & The Marc Seales Trio
Published: 2014/06/10
Channel: KNKX Public Radio
Ernie Watts. A Melodic Approach to Improvisation.
Ernie Watts. A Melodic Approach to Improvisation.
Published: 2012/02/27
Channel: Samir Kambarov
Kerem Gorsev Trio & Ernie Watts -  Four Days
Kerem Gorsev Trio & Ernie Watts - Four Days
Published: 2015/11/13
Channel: Kerem Gorsev
Jamboree - Ernie Watts Quartet
Jamboree - Ernie Watts Quartet
Published: 2015/11/15
Channel: Jamboree Jazz & Dance Club
Ernie Watts on practicing and discipline.wmv
Ernie Watts on practicing and discipline.wmv
Published: 2012/12/31
Channel: Fsaxwas9
FOUR SLEEPERS / POOLS - MICHAEL BRECKER, BILL EVANS, ERNIE WATTS, STANLEY TURRENTINE
FOUR SLEEPERS / POOLS - MICHAEL BRECKER, BILL EVANS, ERNIE WATTS, STANLEY TURRENTINE
Published: 2013/01/19
Channel: JazzLive InJapan
Ernie Watts: мастеркласс в Марьячи
Ernie Watts: мастеркласс в Марьячи
Published: 2012/11/24
Channel: Saxboutique Bird
John Coltrane and Charlie Parker Blew My Mind - Ernie Watts
John Coltrane and Charlie Parker Blew My Mind - Ernie Watts
Published: 2010/09/25
Channel: Jazz Video Guy
Lee Ritenour, Don Grusin, Ernie Watts, Alex Acuna - Session II   1979 (very rare album)
Lee Ritenour, Don Grusin, Ernie Watts, Alex Acuna - Session II 1979 (very rare album)
Published: 2016/05/28
Channel: Vitus Vittelli
Ernie Watts - MUSIC PRAYER FOR PEACE feat Phil Perry
Ernie Watts - MUSIC PRAYER FOR PEACE feat Phil Perry
Published: 2012/03/28
Channel: Bower Wilkins
Charlie Haden Quartet West with string orchestra
Charlie Haden Quartet West with string orchestra
Published: 2006/12/14
Channel: donnythejazz
You Say You Care - Ernie Watts
You Say You Care - Ernie Watts
Published: 2012/09/28
Channel: Jonathan Corona
Ernie Watts Quartet - Analog Man  2006
Ernie Watts Quartet - Analog Man 2006
Published: 2012/06/21
Channel: JazzBreakTV
Ernie Watts beautiful tenor saxophone solo in Sligo Jazz 2015 live
Ernie Watts beautiful tenor saxophone solo in Sligo Jazz 2015 live
Published: 2015/08/01
Channel: broadcastworlds
Ernie Watts and Pete Christlieb - Sax Alley (Live on Carson 1983)
Ernie Watts and Pete Christlieb - Sax Alley (Live on Carson 1983)
Published: 2014/06/18
Channel: Rare Tracks
Tenor Madness - SLIGO JAZZ PROJECT - All Stars 2015 Ernie Watts & Friends
Tenor Madness - SLIGO JAZZ PROJECT - All Stars 2015 Ernie Watts & Friends
Published: 2015/08/20
Channel: Sligo Jazz Project
Ernie Watts Quartet live - XVIII Festiwal Jazz na Starówce 2012 (1/3)
Ernie Watts Quartet live - XVIII Festiwal Jazz na Starówce 2012 (1/3)
Published: 2012/09/17
Channel: karasek52
Ernie Watts - Chariots Of Fire (1982)
Ernie Watts - Chariots Of Fire (1982)
Published: 2013/03/21
Channel: PilotOfTheAirwaves1
Doc Severinsen  & Ernie Watts -     (Live on Carson 1988)
Doc Severinsen & Ernie Watts - (Live on Carson 1988)
Published: 2016/09/28
Channel: Rare Tracks
My One and Only Love (Ernie Watts Quartet)
My One and Only Love (Ernie Watts Quartet)
Published: 2017/01/18
Channel: Dinosax69
Randy Brecker, Ernie Watts And Stanley Clarke On Jazzvisions.
Randy Brecker, Ernie Watts And Stanley Clarke On Jazzvisions.
Published: 2012/07/27
Channel: stringrip
Ernie Watts - VALDEZ IN THE COUNTRY
Ernie Watts - VALDEZ IN THE COUNTRY
Published: 2012/06/27
Channel: bowerwilkins2
Ernie Watts
Ernie Watts
Published: 2011/02/27
Channel: John Herdan
Ernie Watts - Abraham
Ernie Watts - Abraham's Theme
Published: 2014/03/24
Channel: Cláudio Pestana
Ernie Watts plays Skylark on the new Buffet SENZO alto saxophone
Ernie Watts plays Skylark on the new Buffet SENZO alto saxophone
Published: 2014/12/26
Channel: SaxquestShop
Ernie Watts - No Doubt About It (1986)
Ernie Watts - No Doubt About It (1986)
Published: 2007/06/13
Channel: eleberr
Kerem Gorsev Trio & Ernie Watts - Conversation With The Bass
Kerem Gorsev Trio & Ernie Watts - Conversation With The Bass
Published: 2015/11/13
Channel: Kerem Gorsev
Ernie Watts plays Loverman (Unaccompained), Barcelona 9/11/2015
Ernie Watts plays Loverman (Unaccompained), Barcelona 9/11/2015
Published: 2015/11/28
Channel: Carles Margarit
Ernie Watts * Lady
Ernie Watts * Lady
Published: 2017/07/01
Channel: Everson Dias
Ernie Watts - "Transparent Sea" [Jazz in Concert 1993]
Ernie Watts - "Transparent Sea" [Jazz in Concert 1993]
Published: 2013/09/15
Channel: Reallyis Muhname
Ernie Watts ‎– Hold On
Ernie Watts ‎– Hold On
Published: 2015/06/28
Channel: OLDSCHOOLNEVERDIES
Ernie Watts Quartet: Bebop. composed by Dizzy Gillespie.
Ernie Watts Quartet: Bebop. composed by Dizzy Gillespie.
Published: 2014/08/20
Channel: jazzster123
Ernie Watts is an Unsung Hero of Jazz
Ernie Watts is an Unsung Hero of Jazz
Published: 2010/09/25
Channel: Jazz Video Guy
Ernie Watts (Feat. Phil Perry) - Music Prayer For Peace
Ernie Watts (Feat. Phil Perry) - Music Prayer For Peace
Published: 2017/01/16
Channel: JMEKJDH
Lee Ritenour feat Ernie Watts - Jazz à Vienne
Lee Ritenour feat Ernie Watts - Jazz à Vienne
Published: 2015/06/02
Channel: Davdave Oldschool
Ernie Watts   Makin
Ernie Watts Makin' music
Published: 2015/04/04
Channel: Kevin M J Leiva
Ernie Watts Quartet -18th International Jazz at the Old Town Square in Warsaw, Poland
Ernie Watts Quartet -18th International Jazz at the Old Town Square in Warsaw, Poland
Published: 2012/10/19
Channel: MuzeumJazzu
Ernie Watts - Angel
Ernie Watts - Angel's Flight (Reaching Up, 1993)
Published: 2014/03/31
Channel: Snarky Yeti
SPECIAL QUARTET  Pat Metheny,Ernie Watts,Charlie Haden,Paul Wertico
SPECIAL QUARTET Pat Metheny,Ernie Watts,Charlie Haden,Paul Wertico
Published: 2009/07/05
Channel: Takeo Yamaguchi
Kerem Gorsev Trio & Ernie Watts V8
Kerem Gorsev Trio & Ernie Watts V8
Published: 2016/11/12
Channel: Kerem Gorsev
Ernie Watts - LANGUAGE OF THE HEART
Ernie Watts - LANGUAGE OF THE HEART
Published: 2012/04/12
Channel: Bower Wilkins
Jeremy Monteiro Trio, T
Jeremy Monteiro Trio, T'ang Quartet, Ernie Watts, Randy Brecker, Richard Jackson - SPAIN.avi
Published: 2011/10/10
Channel: jepur
Kerem Görsev, Nardis Jazz Kulüp
Kerem Görsev, Nardis Jazz Kulüp'de Ernie Watts Quartet ile Soul Eyes adlı parçada
Published: 2012/12/07
Channel: Levent Parman
Ernie Watts  -Chariots Of Fire (Theme) -slow version-
Ernie Watts -Chariots Of Fire (Theme) -slow version-
Published: 2015/07/19
Channel: hirosh58
KURT ELLING "All Or Nothing At All" Feat. ERNIE WATTS & LAURENCE HOBGOOD TRIO  Umbria Jazz Winter#17
KURT ELLING "All Or Nothing At All" Feat. ERNIE WATTS & LAURENCE HOBGOOD TRIO Umbria Jazz Winter#17
Published: 2010/01/11
Channel: nickingos
Ernie Watts on melody and improvisation.wmv
Ernie Watts on melody and improvisation.wmv
Published: 2012/12/31
Channel: Fsaxwas9
Urban Play Music App : Demo by Ernie Watts & Alex Terrier
Urban Play Music App : Demo by Ernie Watts & Alex Terrier
Published: 2015/02/22
Channel: Urban Friend
Buddy Rich, Get Me to The Church
Buddy Rich, Get Me to The Church
Published: 2012/09/26
Channel: brassy455
Richard Groove Holmes & Ernie Watts - Come Together
Richard Groove Holmes & Ernie Watts - Come Together
Published: 2011/07/22
Channel: mr. Kicks
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Ernie Watts
Ernie Watts.jpg
Ernie Watts in 2008
Photo by Bob Travis
Background information
Birth name Ernest James Watts
Born (1945-10-23) October 23, 1945 (age 71)
Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
Genres Jazz, rhythm and blues
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Saxophone, flute, clarinet
Years active 1960s–present
Labels Motown, Tamla, Atlantic, Warner Bros., A&M, CBS, Qwest
Associated acts Charlie Haden, Buddy Rich, The Tonight Show Band, Marvin Gaye
Website erniewatts.com


Ernest James "Ernie" Watts (born October 23, 1945) is an American jazz and rhythm and blues saxophonist who plays soprano, alto, and tenor saxophone. He has worked with Charlie Haden's Quartet West and toured with the Rolling Stones. On Frank Zappa's album The Grand Wazoo he played the "Mystery Horn", a straight-necked C melody saxophone.

Biography[edit]

Ernie Watts at Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, August 8, 1987, photo by Brian McMillen

Watts was born in Norfolk, Virginia, and began playing saxophone at thirteen. After a brief period at West Chester University, he attended the Berklee College of Music on a Down Beat magazine scholarship. He toured with Buddy Rich in the mid-1960s, occupying one of the alto saxophone chairs, with Lou Marini occupying the other. He visited Africa on a U.S. State Department tour with Oliver Nelson's group. For twenty years he played tenor saxophone with The Tonight Show Band under Doc Severinsen. He was a featured soloist on many of Marvin Gaye's albums on Motown during the 1970s, as well as on many other pop and R&B sessions during his twenty-five years as a studio musician in Los Angeles. He has won two Grammy Awards as an instrumentalist.

In the mid-1980s Watts decided to rededicate himself to jazz. He recorded and toured with German guitarist and composer Torsten de Winkel, drummer Steve Smith, and keyboardist Tom Coster. He was invited to join Charlie Haden's Quartet West. They met backstage one night after Haden heard Watts play "Nightbird" by Michel Colombier. Watts played on soundtracks for the movies Grease and The Color Purple and on the theme song for the TV show Night Court.[1]

He was featured in the Windows XP edition Jazz preview. The song he was featured in was "Highway Blues".[2]

In 2008, his album Analog Man won the Independent Music Award for Best Jazz Album.[3] He played on Kurt Elling's album Dedicated to You, which won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2011.

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • Planet Love (Pacific Jazz, 1969)
  • The Wonder Bag (Vault, 1972)
  • Look in Your Heart (Elektra, 1980)
  • Chariots of Fire (Qwest, 1982)
  • Musician (Qwest, 1985)
  • Sanctuary (Qwest, 1986)
  • The Ernie Watts Quartet (JVC, 1987 [1991])
  • Afoxe with Gilberto Gil (CTI, 1991)
  • Reaching Up (JVC, 1994)
  • Unity (JVC, 1995)
  • Long Road Home (JVC, 1996)
  • Classic Moods (JVC, 1998)
  • Reflections with Ron Feuer (Flying Dolphin, 2000)
  • Alive (Flying Dolphin, 2004)
  • Spirit Song (Flying Dolphin, 2005)
  • Analog Man (Flying Dolphin, 2006)
  • To The Point (Flying Dolphin, 2007)
  • Four Plus Four (Flying Dolphin, 2009)
  • Oasis (Flying Dolphin, 2011)
  • Wheel of Time (Flying Dolphin, 2016)

With Karma

  • Celebration (Horizon/A&M, 1976)[4]
  • For Everybody (Horizon/A&M, 1977)[5]

As sideman[edit]

With Billy Alessi and Bobby Alessi

  • Words and Music (A&M, 1979)
  • Long Time Friends (Qwest, 1982)

With Gene Ammons

With Paul Anka

  • Walk a Fine Line (CBS, 1983)

With Willie Bobo

With Brass Fever

With Kenny Burrell

With Lee Ritenour

  • Stolen Moments (GRP, 1989)

With David Axelrod

With Donald Byrd

With Stanley Clarke

  • Time Exposure (CBS, 1984)

With Randy Crawford

With Kurt Elling

With Marvin Gaye

With Dizzy Gillespie

With Charlie Haden

With Bobby Hutcherson

With Milt Jackson

With J. J. Johnson

With Carole King

With Charles Kynard

With Eric Martin

  • Eric Martin (Capitol, 1985)

With John Mayall

With Carmen McRae

With Blue Mitchell

With Helen Reddy

With New Stories

  • Speakin' Out (1998)

With Moacir Santos

With Lalo Schifrin

With Bud Shank

With Gábor Szabó

With Gino Vannelli

With Gerald Wilson

With Torsten de Winkel and Hellmut Hattler

  • Mastertouch (EMI, 1985)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Watts, Ernie (James Ernest) – Jazz.com | Jazz Music – Jazz Artists – Jazz News". Jazz.com. October 23, 1945. Archived from the original on November 8, 2013. Retrieved 2014-07-17. 
  2. ^ "The official home page for Ernie Watts". ErnieWatts.com. Retrieved 2014-07-17. 
  3. ^ [1] Archived March 6, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Karma - Celebration (LP liner notes). Horizon/A&M Records. SP-713
  5. ^ Karma - For Everybody (LP liner notes). Horizon/A&M Records. SP-723

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