Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Doug Watkins At Large

Doug Watkins was born in Detroit in 1934. He first left to tour with James Moody in 1953, then returned to play with Barry Harris's trio in 1954. This association enabled him to accompany such visiting musicians as Stan Getz, Charlie Parker, and Coleman Hawkins. In 1954 he performed in New York with Kenny Dorham and Hank Mobley, worked at Minton's Playhouse, and joined the Jazz Messengers. He left the group in 1956 to play with Horace Silver's quintet.
His prolific work as a freelance for Prestige included recordings with Gene Ammons, Sonny Rollins, Phil Woods, Mobley, Art Farmer, Donald Byrd, and Kenny Burrell. Thereafter Watkins took part in performances and recordings by Charles Mingus's Jazz Workshop when Mingus was playing piano. He died in an automobile accident in 1962.
Dianna Rhyan, The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz 

Source : http://hardbop.tripod.com/watkins.html

Doug Watkins
At Large

Tracks

1 Return to Paradise (Washington, Tiomkin)  12:50
2 Phinupi (Burrell)  9:25
3 Phil T. McNasty's Blues (Trad.)  4:54
4 More of the Same (Jones)  10:03
5 Panonica (Jordan)  3:50

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Personnel
Donald Byrd - tp
Hank Mobley - ts
Kenny Burrell - g
Duke Jordan - p
Doug Watkins - b
Art Taylor - dr

Recorded December 8, 1956 

See also
http://hardbop.pagesperso-orange.fr/Watkins/Doug_Watkins_discography.htm

16 comments:

cvllos said...

I need to get this team of masters!
Thank you, Melanchthon for this opportunity.

danair said...

Thank you Mel.been after this one.

deGallo said...

Great upgrade. Thank you.

Albertito Jazz said...

Muchísimas gracias, Melanchthon!

Chris said...

Thanks Mel, yes great upgrade

neil said...

Echoing deGallo and Chis, many thanks for the opportunity to upgrade, mel...

Guelda said...

Yeah, always a joy to hear Burrell, and him and his fellow musicians are swingin' great on this recording. Atkins is very solid, I'd be delighted to have a rhythm section like him and Art Taylor ! ;)

Thank you very much Mel for sharing this one

fcapeau said...

Byrd, Mobley, Burrell Jordan, Watkins, Taylor, Six young monsters at their even then best ! Excuse me, sir, that's History !! Enjoy ...

kristophermc28 said...

Whoah, thanks. Watkins was a monster. And that lineup HAS to be good.

Thanks Mel.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

steve said...

Thanks for this listen Mel . . . it is an upgrade for me from analogue.

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musician3 said...

AMAZING......................THANK YOU FOR ALL

Pee said...

This is awesome Mel. I've got only a couple Doug Watkins records, including a real interesting one called Soulnik where he's playing cello with Yusef Lateef. This looks like a fantastic set, thanks for sharing!

RichardD said...

Excellent recording. Thanks.