Ernie Watts Quartet - A Simple Truth (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 54:49 min | 128 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Flying Dolphin Records
The project A Simple Truth is the jazz energy arc of a day, starting with sunrise. It is book-ended with two orchestral pieces, The Sound: Morning and The Sound: Evening. The first Quartet tune is the exquisitely-structured ballad No Lonely Nights by Keith Jarrett, introduced by a solo cadenza by Watts. Following tunes The Road We're On, and Acceptance (this by Watts) increase the energy level until the Dizzy Gillespie classic Bebop brings us soaring to this jazz day's height. Then the energy winds gently down with Hope in the Face of Despair and finally reaches A Simple Truth, Watts' gorgeously simple ballad statement, which flows into the final orchestral piece.