Official Jeff "Tain" Watts Appreciation Thread
Tain is hands down the baddest drummer of the last twenty years, and if you disagree you are wrong. As such, I think we should have a thread to share our favorite mp3s, pictures, stories, etc. Maybe the mods can sticky this one so the board doesn't get cluttered with other Tain threads?
Selected discography (source: http://chambersoftain.com/discography-Tain.php)
With Wynton Marsalis
1982 - Wynton Marsalis (Gold Record)
1983 - Think of One
1984 - Hot House Flowers (Gold Record)
1985 - Black Codes From the Underground (Grammy Award)
1985 - J Mood (Grammy Award)
1987 - Standard Time - Volume 1 (Grammy Award)
1988 - Live at Blues Alley
1991 - Standard Time - Volume 2
1991 - Thick in the South
1991 - Uptown Ruler
1991 - Levee Low Moan
With Branford Marsalis
1984 - Scenes in the City
1986 - Royal Garden Blues
1988 - Trio Jeepy (Grammy Nomination)
1990 - Crazy People Music
1991 - The Beautiful Ones are Not Yet Born
1992 - I Heard you Twice the First Time (Grammy Award)
1993 - Bloomington
1994 - Buckshot LeFonque
1996 - The Dark Keys
1999 - Requiem (Grammy Nominated)
2001 - Contemporary Jazz (Grammy Award)
2002 - Footsteps of Our Fathers
2003 - Romare Bearden Reveared
2004 - Eternal (Grammy Nominated)
2004 - A Love Supreme (DVD+CD)
Other albums that were Grammy Nominated
1996 - Danilo Perez - PanaMonk
1997 - Kenny Garrett - Songbook
1999 - Michael Brecker - Time is of the Essence
As a leader
1991 - Megawatts
1999 - Citizen Tain
2002 - Bar Talk
2004 - Detained at the Blue Note
ummm chad sexton of 311 is a pretty good drummer.
there is probably better but i just cant think of any.
Some random tracks of Tain in different settings, playing a few different styles
Branford Marsalis - In the Crease
Kenny Garrett - 2 Down and 1 Across
Jeff Watts - Sigmond Groid
Joey Calderazzo - The Oracle
Keith Moon baby
Drummers get broken down into two categories for me. Complexity and Funness.
Bill Bruford is one of my favorites. I'm always into listening to good percussion. Adam, your links are dead. I really wanna hear him.
Check the youtube videos.
Here's another great one; probably the best one even:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfHtVgM14sM (1st movement of A Love Supreme from the DVD)
Holy ****! From that Tain link, I found a Coltrane video that I had never seen.
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