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ARTIST
TITLE
Marzette Watts & Company
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
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ESPDISK 1044CD ESPDISK 1044CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/24/2012

In 1966, Marzette Watts recorded, engineered and produced his first and only album. The music reflects the turbulence of 1966 at the height of the Civil Rights Movement and the growing war in Vietnam. 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. This debut date is best known for the presence of players, who like Watts, were to become renowned for the rareness of their recorded output, including Sonny Sharrock, Byard Lancaster, Clifford Thornton, Karl Berger and Henry Grimes.