Marzette Watts

Marzette Watts And Company

Newly Reissued for 2012!

The Alabama born saxophonist/clarinetist had a short lived career as a member of the sixties avant-garde, but achieved legendary status for the company he kept in his Cooper Square loft where the likes of Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Don Cherry, Archie Shepp, and Pharoah Sanders often congregated.  This debut date is best known for the presence of players, who like Watts, were to become renowned for the rareness of their recorded output, including Sonny Sharrock, Byard Lancaster, Clifford Thornton, Karl Berger and Henry Grimes. 


Personnel

Clifford Thornton (tb, cor) 
Marzette Watts (bcl, ts, ss) 
Byard Lancaster (as, fl, bcl)
Karl Berger (vib) 
Sonny Sharrock (g) 
Henry Grimes (b) 
Juney Booth (b -1) 
J.C. Moses (d)


Track Listing

1.Ia10:122.Geno7:363.Backdrop For Urban Revolution19:19


All compositions by Marzette Watts - Syndicore - BMI.

Credits

Recorded December 8th, 1966. Production Manager, Design, Tape transfer & mastering: Michael D. Anderson.  Layout by Jonathan Granoff

 

Press Quotes

"This is a powerful artistic statement by a man one wishes had recorded more often...this is a peek into a chapter of American music that is still criminally underappreciated."                      - Rob Ferrier, AllMusic


Media



Release History

 

 2012 Reissue

 

 

 

 CD

 


 

LP

 














Musicians: Clifford Thornton / Marzette Watts / Byard Lancaster / Karl Berger / Sonny Sharrock / Henry Grimes / Juney Booth / J.C. Moses

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