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Like a Rolling Stone

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Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts joins the Danish Radio Big Band on this week's live set - recorded in Copenhagen in 2010.

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Charlie Watts is best known for his work with rock icons The Rolling Stones, but he's an accomplished jazz drummer too. On this week's live set, he joins the Danish Radio Big Band and together they pay tribute to Elvin Jones with a suite written by both Watts and fellow drummer Jim Keltner. And on top of that, they put a jazz take on some classic Stones material.

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Like a Rolling Stone


Jul 27, 2017. 9:00pm - 10:00pm

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HIDDEN ERROR: Usage of "img_size" is not recognized Charles Robert "Charlie" Watts (born 2 June 1941) is an English drummer, best known as a member of The Rolling Stones. Originally trained as a graphic artist, he started playing drums in London's rhythm and blues clubs, where he met Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards. In 1963, he joined their group, the Rolling Stones, as drummer,...

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On Jul 28, 2017. 12:35pm
Anonymous said

Thanks for your encouraging comment ABC Jazz. In answer to your question, yes indeed. I adore writing about my great passion, jazz, or any of my other interests which include literature and history - particularly any Asian history. (I actually do some proofreading and assist overseas students with their English at times.)
Christopher Lynch.

On Jul 28, 2017. 11:29am
ABC Jazz said

Thanks Christopher. Have you ever considered a career in writing? Very eloquent! =)

On Jul 27, 2017. 10:54pm
Anonymous said

Further to my previous comment, I've just finished listening to this terrific broadcast - so good even that famous statue of The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen might have cracked into a smile!
A Stones' rock standard like "Satisfaction" never sounded so interesting. Furthermore, that Claptonesque guitar solo on "Paint It Black", was a mini-musical journey in its own way. There were some gorgeously growly brass solos riding colourfully textured arrangements adding to the aural joy.
Having had the pleasure as a young man to have sojourned in Copenhagen, it's joyful to note this genteel and cultured city continually produces jazz in accordance with its pleasant environs.
Christopher Lynch.

On Jul 25, 2017. 2:04pm
Anonymous said

Thrilled to see my favourite Rolling Stone and one of my favourite rock drummers getting some well-deserved airplay. Thanks ABC Jazz. Having seen them live I know that Danish Radio Big Band is really something too!
Charlie has always had his ears wide open musically while being particularly aware of outstanding jazz drummers.
I recall seeing Charlie sitting quietly a few tables away and watching-listening attentively one night many years back when the Thad Jones - Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra was playing at Ronnie Scott's in London.
Adore Charlie's album "From One Charlie ..."
I'd love to meet Charlie and spend some time just talking with him about jazz and drums generally.
Christopher Lynch.

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