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SAXOPHONE LEGENDS: Ernie Watts Plays John Coltrane, Charlie Parker and more!
Originally performed live on October 19, 2019
Music Director: Robert Lewis
Special Guest: Ernie Watts
The saxophone is arguably the most recognizable symbol and sound in jazz. It can wail and scream with passion, as well as whisper softly your favorite melody. On October 19, 2019, saxophonist Ernie Watts joined the CJO to play the music of some of the most beloved Saxophone Legends of our time. A two time Grammy Award winner and long time member of the Tonight Show Orchestra, Ernie has been featured on more than 500 recordings, to include projects by Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, and the Rolling Stones.
Moment’s Notice – Composed by John Coltrane, Arranged by Robert Lewis
American Gothic – Composed by Bob Berg, Arranged by Mike Crotty
Wabash – Composed by Cannonball Adderley, Arranged by Mike Barone
Grand Central – Composed by John Coltrane, Arranged by Mike Barone
For Michael – Composed by Ernie Watts and Bob Leatherbarrew, Arranged by Michael Abene
Bird’s Idea – Composed by Ernie Watts, Arranged by Manfred Honetschläger
Both Sides of the Coin – Composed by Michael Brecker, Arranged by Mike Barone
Naima – Composed by John Coltrane, Arranged by Manny Mendelson
To the Point – Composed by Ernie Watts and David Witham, Arranged by Michael Abene