Show #12: Jeff “Tain” Watts

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Jason Crane interviews drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts. You might know him from his years with Wynton Marsalis, or his years with Branford Marsalis, or his stint as the drummer on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, or from his many, many recordings as a leader and sideman. Tain’s new album is Folk’s Songs (Dark Key Music, 2007). It features his band The Ebonix with Marcus Strickland on saxophone, David Kikoski on piano and Christian McBride on bass. Find out more at DarkKeyMusic.com.

Show #10: Pete Zimmer

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Jason Crane interviews drummer Pete Zimmer. Zimmer moved to New York several years ago after graduating from the New England Conservatory. He’s released three records on his own label, Tippin’ Records, the most recent of which is his new CD, Judgment (Tippin’ Records, 2006). The album features tenor saxophonists George Garzone and Joel Frahm. Find out more at PeteZimmer.com.