Jeff Watts’ Group At The Charlie Parker Festival In Harlem

11145214_10153220681353731_7086380200497733333_nFrom Greg Thomas at the Charlie Parker Festival today at Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem, groovin’ on Jeff Watts’ group, as they slip-slide from funk-rock to in-pocket mid-tempo to high velocity swing, most often in the same tune rendition.

Nice variation on the mid-60s Miles Davis ensemble aesthetic of rhythmic and tempo elasticity. Jeff Watts’ group consists of John Chacona, David Budway (piano), Paul Bollenback (guitar), Chris Smith (bass), and Troy Roberts (sax)

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