Watts, Marzette - Marzette Watts & Company (remastered)
This 2012, newly transfered and remastered version is by far the best sounding CD version of this album! Marzette Watts was much better known as a painter, but he was a fine musician and this was the 2nd of only 2 albums he released. It has a great cast:
Marzette Watts (tenor & soprano sax, bass clarinet), Sonny Sharrock (guitar), Henry Grimes (bass), Byard Lancaster (alto sax, flute and clarinet), Clifford Thornton (trombone and cornet), Karl Berger (vibes), Juney Booth (bass) and J.C. Moses (drums).
"The Alabama born saxophonist/clarinetist had a short lived career as a member of the sixties avant-garde but achieved legendary status for the company he kept in his Cooper Square loft where the likes of Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Don Cherry, Archie Shepp, and Pharoah Sanders often congregated."