Ernie Watts

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by Ernie Watts

Biography

Ernest James Watts, 23 October 1945, Norfolk, Virginia, USA. After studying at the Berklee College Of Music Watts was hired by Buddy Rich with whom he played saxophone, mostly tenor, for two years in the late 60s. He then became a studio musician, working extensively in Los Angeles but also finding time to play, and sometimes tour, with jazz musicians such as Gerald Wilson, Oliver Nelson and Cannonball Adderley. In the mid- and late 70s he showed his versatility by playing comfortably with the... Read more

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jazz
saxophone
sax
jazz saxophone
fusion
seen live
jazz fusion
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