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The Beat Goes On: Charlie Watts and the Great Jazz Drummers

Jon Newey, Jazzwise, July 2000

Rolling Stone Charlie Watts is not a typical jazz drummer. His previous solo albums have touched on the legacy of Charlie Parker and his new album goes several steps further mixing jazz, dance and world music, with tracks named after legendary jazz drummers. Here he also reflects on his drum heroes and chooses his favourite albums.

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