All Categories — LPs


Ernie WattsEdit search


Sort by
Exact matches: 1
Exact matches1
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ John Abercrombie, Ernie Watts, & OthersJazz In The Classroom Vol 10 – A Tribute To Charlie Mariano ... LP
Berklee, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $19.99
A nice little tribute to Boston boy Charlie Mariano – done by the Berklee School Of Music, at a time when the group included John Abercrombie on guitar, Yasuo Arakawa on bass, Alf Clausen on French horn, and Ernie Watts on sax and flute! Herb Pomeroy directs, and titles include "Iberian Waltz", "Miss Blue Eyes", "Little T", "Come Fall", and "Impressions Of Kyoto". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a mostly split bottom seam and some ink stamps on back.)
Possible matches: 16
Possible matches2
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Cannonball AdderleyMusic, You All ... LP
Capitol, Early 70s/1976. Very Good ... $14.99
Excellent live set from the early 70's, featuring George Duke, Airto, Ernie Watts, and brother Nat. David Axelrod produced, and the LP's got that nice hard funky sound that he did so well during his stint with Cannonball. Includes the 12 minute groover "The Brakes", plus "Oh Babe", "Music, You All", and "Capricorn". Lots of funky drums and bass, and with a lot of space in the arrangements to let things break down! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, some surface wear, a small sticker on front, and a name in pen on back.)

Possible matches3
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Paulinho Da CostaSunrise ... LP
Pablo, 1984. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Sweet Brazilian rhythms – one of the tightest of the Pablo albums by Paulinho Da Costa, but still a nice batch of Brazilian tinged fusion, with a smooth production style that reminds us of some of the Japanese albums of the same sort during the late 70s! The set was recorded in LA, with help from likely suspects George Duke, Ernie Watts, and Larry Carlton – and the style of the tracks is a mix of straight jazz and more R&B tinged cuts, always shaded in with the sort of Brazilian flair that Paulinho had brought to countless other sessions by this point in his career. Titles include "Taj Mahal", "Groove", "I'm Going To Rio", "African Sunrise", "You Came Into My Life", and "My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

Possible matches4
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Bobby HutchersonHead On ... LP
Blue Note, 1971. Very Good ... $29.99
One of the most sophisticated albums that Bobby Hutcherson recorded with reedman Harold Land – a very hip session that features the arrangements of piano player Todd Cochran – also known as Bayete for a pair of early 70s albums on Prestige! The sound here is more farther-reaching than before for the team of Hutcherson and Land – a deepening of the soulful spirits first cooked up on their earlier collaborations, stretched out to farther-reaching territory in the hands of Cochran's arrangements and compositions. The group's got a full sound too – with trumpet and flugelhorn from Oscar Brashear, trombone from George Bohannon, and added reeds from players who include Ernie Watts, Fred Jackson, and Charles Owens. Harold Land plays tenor and flute, Hutcherson vibes and marimba, and Cochran is on acoustic piano throughout – but the record also features some electric keys from William Henderson. Titles include the 3 part suite "At The Source", plus "Many Thousands Gone", "Clockwork Of The Spirits", and "Mtume". LP, Vinyl record album
(UA pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

Possible matches5
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Bobby HutchersonLinger Lane ... LP
Blue Note, 1975. Very Good ... $6.99
A beautiful later Blue Note album from vibist Bobby Hutcherson – a set recorded after his famous association with Harold Land, but with a groove that's wonderfully soulful in a whole different way! Bobby plays marimbas instead of vibes this time around, and he's working with his own arrangements for a slightly larger group – one that has some sweet fusion overtones, and these wonderful mellow funk inflections – so that even the mellow cuts have this warmly glowing, ultra-soulful sound that's mighty nice – a bit like some of the work from Gene Harris around the same time. Other players include Jerry Peters on Fender Rhodes, who also helped out with the arrangements – plus Harvey Mason on drums and Ernie Watts on reeds – and a few tracks feature sweet backing vocals from The Waters. The highlight here is a nice moody extended version of "People Make The World Go Round", but all cuts are great, and titles include "Silver Rondo", "Manzanita", "NTU", and his dark cover of "Theme From MASH". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 70s pressing.)

Possible matches6
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Blue MitchellVital Blue ... LP
Mainstream, Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $13.99
One of the rarest Blue Mitchell albums for Mainstream – and one of the most beautiful! Unlike the other sessions, most of which are electric funk outings, this one has a more spiritual side, and the kind of soulful approach you'd expect from Strata East. The group features Ernie Watts on tenor, Joe Henderson on flute, Walter Bishop on piano, and Susaye Greene singing wordless vocals on a few cuts. Highlights include the odd "Unseen Sounds", which has some great weird flute work from Henderson, plus "Booty Shakin", "Vital Blue", and "Herman's Helmet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

Possible matches7
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jean Luc PontyKing Kong – Jean Luc Ponty Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Trippy electric fusion from the west coast – a record that features Ponty, who was working with Zappa at the time, playing a set of electric jazz takes on Zappa tunes – with lots of added help from George Duke, who was also working with Zappa too! The set's almost a "birth of fusion" one – with Zappa arrangements that are clearly in a jazz-rock mode – and lots of electric bass, electric piano, and electric violin in the set. Tracks are long, and riff-heavy – and other players include Ernie Watts, Wilton Felder, Buell Neidlinger, and Ian Underwood. Titles include "America Drinks & Goes Home", "Music For Electric Violin & Low Budget Orchestra", "King Kong", and "Twenty Small Cigars". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches8
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Lee RitenourCaptain Fingers ... LP
Epic, 1977. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Smooth and funky fusion from Lee Ritenour – top-shelf all the way, and handled with a really soulful groove, thanks to production from the legendary Skip Drinkwater! Lee's all over the top of the guitar in true "Captain Fingers" style, and Skip makes sure he's got plenty going on underneath, too – with an all-star assemblage of players that includes Harvey Mason on drums, Patrice Rushen on keyboards, Dennis Budimir on guitar, Alphonso Johnson on bass, and Ernie Watts on saxes. The keyboards groove as nicely as the guitars (thanks Patrice!), and titles include "Margarita", "Fly By Night", "Dolphin Dreams", "Captain Fingers", and "Sun Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

Possible matches9
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Lee RitenourOn The Line ... LP
Elektra, 1982/1983. Near Mint- ... $4.99
On The Line has a style that's a bit keyboard-heavy – in a way that seems to borrow from some of the 80s soundtrack work of the time, and which is clearly a nod to the success of the Lyle Mays/Pat Metheny sound that was breaking big on ECM. The move is a nice one for Lee on the best cuts – those that underplay the cheesier aspects of the style – and other players on the album are a batch of likely suspects that include Harvey Mason, Dave Grusin, Ernie Watts, and Steve Forman. Titles include "The Rit Variations", "Dolphin Dreams", "California Roll", "On The Line", "Tush", and "Heavenly Bodies". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches10
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Gerald WilsonCalafia ... LP
Trend, 1984. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A heavy lineup – with Anthony Ortega, Harold Land, and Ernie Watts on saxes, Milcho Leviev on piano, and Paul Humphrey on drums! Titles include "3/4 For Mayor Tom", "Prince Albert", "Viva Tirado 85", and "The Redd Foxx". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches11
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Gerald WilsonEternal Equinox ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $7.99
One of Gerald Wilson's hippest albums for World Pacific – and all of them are pretty darn hip! This set is one of Gerald's last for the label – cut in a run of very successful, and very strong big band soul jazz albums that brought together the cream of the crop of the LA underground. Like the other sets, this one's got a great lineup – with players that include Anthony Ortega, Hadley Caliman, Harold Land, Ernie Watts, and Bobby Hutcherson – but the real strength of the album lies with Groove Holmes, who cuts some pretty fantastic solos on the album's best tracks – bubbling his Hammond through the larger arrangements with the space and expression that Wilson allowed his individual players on these sessions. Titles include great versions of "Aquarius" and Coltrane's "Equinox" – plus the original tunes "Celestial Soul", "Scorpio Rising", "Pisces", and "Bluesnee". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a cut corner.)

Possible matches12
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Gerald WilsonLomelin ... LP
Discovery, 1981. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Late great work from the mighty Gerald Wilson – done with a slightly different groove than his 60s sides! The group features Harold Land Jr on electric piano – plus Bobby Bryant on trumpet, Oscar Brashear on trumpet and flugelhorn, Garnett Brown and Thurman Green on trombones, Harold Land and Ernie Watts on tenor and flute, and Mike Wofford on Mason Hamlin BB piano! Tracks are long, and titles include "Lomelin", "Ay Ee En", "Blues For Zubin", "You Know", and "Triple Chase". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

Possible matches13
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Gerald Wilson Orchestra Of The 80sJessica ... LP
Trend, 1982. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A very hip lineup – with Harold Land and Ernie Watts on tenor, Jerome Richardson and Anthony Ortega on alto, Jack Nimitz on baritone, Thurman Green and Garnett Brown on trombone, Harold Land Jr on electric piano, Milcho Leviev on keyboards, and Paul Humphrey on drums! Titles include "Getaway", "Jessica", "Love You Madley", and "Blues Bones & Bobby". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches14
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ David AxelrodSeriously Deep ... LP
Polygram, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing slice of music from the legendary David Axelrod – quite different than his better-known sides for Capitol and Reprise Records – and plenty darn funky overall! Axelrod is at his studio best here – stepping off the funky jazz modes he produced for Cannonball Adderley, and taking a shot at that territory on his own! In a reversal of modes, Cannonball actually handles the production – with help from Jimmy Bowen – which leaves Axelrod alone to compose, arrange, and direct the group on the set. The album's got a fair bit of electricity in the mix – heavy keyboards from Joe Sample, and some really fuzzy guitars – plus lots of choppy reed work from Joe Sample and Ernie Watts, all wrapped up with some monstrously funky drums from Ndugu Chancler. There's a very bottom-heavy groove to the record – one that makes for a few completely amazing breaks, and a very funky sound overall – and Axelrod does an amazing job of controlling the players here – so that nobody jams too much, and the grooves are always right on the money! The whole thing's great – a sublime symphony of instrumental funk all the way through – and titles include "Reverie", "Miles Away", "Go For It", "Ken Russell", "1000 Rads", and "One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear, a cut corner and flaking along the bottom due to moisture.)

Possible matches15
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ James LastSeduction ... LP
Polydor, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The German easy groove of James Last gets a smooth 70s twist in this album of slick jazz funk numbers recorded with fusion players like Lee Ritenour, James Gadson, Tony Levin, Paulinho Da Costa, and Ernie Watts. The overall sound is a lot better than you'd expect – and the album's got a nice funky copy show sound in the best parts. Includes the slow spacey funk number "Glow", plus "Infight", "Falling Star", "The Seduction", "Dancing Shadows", and "Vibrations". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and a few creases.)

Possible matches16
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Buddy RichNew One! ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1967. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very hard-burning work from Buddy's hip band of the mid 60s – a large ensemble, but one that features searing horn parts that cut through the bigger arrangements with ease! Buddy really had an ear for tuning power with personality at this point in his career – and although the group comes on with the raging energy that's every bit the Rich calling card in the 60s, they also more than make their individual voices known. Ernie Watts, Jay Corre, and Charles Owens all provide excellent contributions to the set – and titles include "Standing Up In A Hammock", "Luv", "Something For Willie", "Group Shot", "The Rotten Kid", and "New Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches17
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ David T WalkerPress On ... LP
Ode, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Warmly chromatic and nicely tripped out guitar work from David T Walker – laid out over some great larger arrangements from the legendary Jerry Peters! The style here is a great blend of studio jazz and soul – a completely new recasting of the role of the guitarist in the soul instrumental field, and one that's clearly inspired by the styles of CTI and Kudu, yet a bit more straight ahead overall. Walker's guitar is amazing throughout – laidback, yet always filled with a strong sense of "voice" that really comes through – and other players on the set include longtime studio associates, like Harvey Mason on drums, Ernie Watts on alto, Tom Scott on tenor, and Oscar Brasher on trumpet. Titles are mostly covers, but done in really great versions – and tunes include "If You Let Me", "Superstition", "Work To Do", "Brother, Brother", "Press On", "Didn't I Blow Your Mind", and "If That's The Way You Feel". LP, Vinyl record album

⇑ Top