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Citizen Tain

August 17, 1999

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 16, 1999
  • Release Date: August 16, 1999
  • Label: Columbia
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  • Total Length: 1:10:35
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  • ASIN: B0013AT31S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #306,464 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 24, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Jeff "Tain" Watts is, without a doubt, one of the best jazz drummers out there today. I've seen the man live many times, and he just flat-out kills. His new album is the best jazz release I've heard this year. Assembled here is a wealth of talent, including the Marsalis brothers, the incredible Kenny Kirkland, and the sensational alto player Kenny Garrett, for a collection of tunes that swing so hard you might get seasick. Of course, Tain's playing is top-notch -- the man GROOVES. If you like real jazz (not that smooth jazz garbage) you will totally dig this album.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By bencharif on October 1, 2002
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I first heard Jeff Tain Watts on Branford Marsalis's "Footsteps of Our Fathers" CD. His playing was a standout; crisp, multidimensional, intelligent. And so I bought this debut CD, recorded about four years ago.
I find myself returning to "Citizen Tain" again and again, playing it in my office, playing it on the street. It's that rich, that varied. Smart and tight, languid, romantic, introspective, impassioned. And sounding so easy, so inevitable, like the sun rising in the East. Each time I listen, I find something I hadn't quite gotten before.
I feel fortunate to have discovered "Citizen Tain."
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mark Turner on April 25, 2000
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Having purchased this cd a few weeks ago, I must state that this is a fantastic cd. Jeff Tain is a superb drummer and his choices on this recording are excellent. All artists display excellent musicianship. There's a special and sad sentiment to the late great Kenny Kirkland. His playing is outstanding. This cd grooves, moves, and inspires. This is what true jazz is all about.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By p dizzle on December 13, 1999
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it seems funny that jeff "tain" watts is releasing a debut, he's been on the scene for years. this album contains all the elements that have made him an in demand drummer for some of the giants (betty carter, for instance)and a regular with the brothers marsalis. tain knows how to swing, both subtly and hard. his burnouts are incredible as he somehow stays within the groove even when it becomes free. but he can also use the brushes on ballads to create one of those misty blue midnight hours. this is a very satisfying album.
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By James F. Oneill on December 22, 2013
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Great musicianship on this album. An interesting album for hearing a certain groove and time feel that Watts is a master of.
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