LIVE: Jeff “Tain” Watts Travel Trio @ The Falcon, 8/19/18

Jeff “Tain” Watts

Review and photographs by Rudy Lu

Jeff “Tain” Watts and his travel band celebrated the release of their latest CD, Detained in Amsterdam, with a recent concert performance at The Falcon in Marlboro. The small but enthusiastic audience was treated to a long set of Watts’ polyrhythmic funky music and off-the-wall sense of humor.

The CD title is derived from the fact that the band was recently detained in Amsterdam inexplicably after their recorded concert there by “government restrictions on travel.”

Bandmates Paul Bollenbeck and Orlando LeFleming proved worthy foils to “Tain” and his antics, matching his breakneck changes in timing and performing their own solos.

It was a great evening of live jazz, and a reminder of why I love it so much.

GO HERE to see more of Rudy Lu’s photographs of this show…

Orlando LeFleming
Paul Bollenbeck
The Travel Trio

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