Tommy Watt and His Orchestra – Watt’s Cooking (1959/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]
Tommy Watt and His Orchestra – Watt’s Cooking (1959/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 36:32 minutes | 719 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: PrestoClassical | Front Cover | © Bethlehem Records
Scottish jazz bandleader and pianist Tommy Watt and his big band present this concept album released in 1959 on which all the songs have to do with food. This is Watt’s second US album and features Tubby Hayes, a renowned British multi-instrumentalist best-known for his tenor saxophone playing.
Born in 1925 in Glasgow, Scotland, during the 1950s Tommy Watt led a big band comprised of the very finest jazz musicians Britain had to offer. The line-up that features on 1959’s Watts Cooking is enough to make any British jazz aficionado foam at the mouth: among the musicians are Tubby Hayes (tenor sax/vibes), Ronnie Ross (baritone sax/clarinet), Johnny Scott (alto sax/flute/piccolo), Arthur Watts (bass), Phil Seamen (drums), with Watts himself playing keyboards. As you’d expect, with players of the calibre onboard, the music sounds fantastic, and with elegance and precision the band swings its way through a set including originals (Watt’s Crumpets for the Count and Hayes’s Embargo on Escargot) and evergreens such as Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries and Black Coffee.
01 – An Apple for the Teacher
02 – Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries
03 – Small Fry
04 – Crumpets For The Count
05 – Embargo on Escargot
06 – Victorian Plums
07 – Little Jack Horner
08 – If I Knew You Were Comin’ I’d’ve Baked a Cake
09 – Sugar Mixture
10 – I’m Putting All My Eggs in One Basket
11 – Black Coffee
12 – Honey Bun
13 – Sugar
Remastered in 2014.