The Alabama born saxophonist/clarinetist had a short lived
career as a member of the sixties avant-garde, but achieved legendary status
for the company he kept in his Cooper Square loft where the likes of Ornette
Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Don Cherry, Archie Shepp, and Pharoah Sanders often
congregated.This debut date is best
known for the presence of players, who like Watts, were to become renowned for
the rareness of their recorded output, including Sonny Sharrock, Byard Lancaster,
Clifford Thornton, Karl Berger and Henry Grimes.