Soulnik MP3
  • CAT # OJCCD-1848-25

    1. One Guy 6:14
    2. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) 3:45
    3. Soulnik 5:45
    4. Andre's Bag 7:00
    5. I Remember You 4:26
    6. Imagination 3:07

During the eight years between his arrival in New York city and his tragic death on an Arizona highway, Doug Watkins (1934-1962) was one of the most sought-after bass players in modern jazz and contributed to countless Prestige sessions. For his debut album as a leader, however, Watkins switched to cello. He’d borrowed the instrument only three days prior and actually played it for the first time at the date, yet his technical facility and melodic creativeness on it were as assured as is work on the larger axe. Down Beat reviewer John Tynan described the disc as a relaxed and free-blowing date vastly enlivened by the presence of [Yusef] Lateef, who doubled on flute and oboe.

with Hugh Lawson, Herman Wright, Lex Humphries

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