Doug's Minor Bo'k – Doug Watkins

A Latin-swing hybrid that alternates between the two feels, leaving the listener guessing which style will come next!

Doug Watkins

March 2, 1934 – February 5, 1962

An extraordinarily prolific bassist with a tragically short life, Detroit jazzman Doug Watkins was known for his sublime tone and unique phrasing. Doug cut his teeth on the Detroit jazz scene, where he was very much in-demand. He left to tour with James Moody in 1953, then returned to play with the Barry Harris Trio. In 1954, Doug settled in New York, where he continued to be a popular choice for recording sessions, especially when his closest friend (often mistaken for a cousin) Paul Chambers was unavailable. Read more...

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