Drum Set: Jeff “Tain” Watts, Tenor/Sop Sax: Branford Marsais, Trumpet: Terence Blanchard, Double Bass: Christian McBride, Piano: Lawrence Fields (4)

1. Return of the Jitney Man (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
2. Brekky with Drecky  (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
3. Katrina James (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
4. Owed... (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
5. Dancin' 4 Chicken (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
6. Wry Köln  (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
7. Dingle-Dangle (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
8. Devil's Ring Tone: the Movie (Jeff “Tain” Watts)

9. M'Buzai (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
10. The Devil's Ring Tone (Jeff “Tain” Watts)

WATTS (2009)


Family (2011)


Blue, Vol. 1 (2015)


1.  Plop Life

2.  Dingle Dangle

3. Koolie Blu

4. Mini Driva

5. Laura Elizabeth

6. Monkey Paw Yelp

7. Farley Runs Again

1. Chicken Ballet
2.  Lenalane (feat. Sy Smith)
3. Water
4. Sons of the Jitney Man
5. You're Mine and I Want You (feat. Kurt Elling)
6. uh-UH !! (feat. Steve Coleman and Robert Hurst)

7. 14E (feat. Gregoire Maret)
8. Waltz for Marvin (feat. Frank McComb)
9. Cleo (feat. Kevin Eubanks)

10. Blakzilla vs. Yo' Mothra

11. Reverie (reprise)

Folk's Songs (2007)


official website

Bar Talk  (2002)


Detained (2004)



Citizen Tain  (1999)


1. Brilliant Corners (Thelonious Monk arr. Jeff Watts)
2.  Farley Strange  (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
3. May 15, 2011 feat. Frank McComb (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
4. Driva Man feat. Ku-umba Frank Lacy (Max Roach/Oscar Brown Jr. Arr. Jeff Watts)
5. Blues for Mr. Charley (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
6. Faux Paul feat. Grégoire Maret (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
7. Flip & Dip (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
8. Brainlifter (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
9. Reverie (Jeff “Tain” Watts)

Drum Set: Jeff “Tain” Watts, Alto Sax: Kenny Garrett, Tenor Sax: Marcus Strickland, Double Bass: Eric Revis, Piano: David Kikoski,

1. 107 Steps (Bjork)
2. J.C. is the Man  (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
3. Mr. J.J. (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
4. Sigmund Groid (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
5. ...Like The Rose (Jeff “Tain” Watts)

Drum Set: Jeff “Tain” Watts, Piano: David Kikoski, Alto Sax: Steve Wilson, Double Bass: James Genus

1. Family (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
2. Of August Moon  (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
3. Möbius (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
4. Little Michael (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
5. Goldaze (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
6. Edwardian Overture  (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
7. Jonesin' (for Elvin) (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
8. A Wreath for John T. Smith (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
9. Torch E-Ternal (Jeff “Tain” Watts)

Drum Set: Jeff “Tain” Watts, Tenor Sax: Ravi Coltrane, Michael Brecker, Branford Marsalis, Guitar: Paul Bollenback, Hiram Bullock, Harmonica: Gregoire Maret, Double Bass: James Genus, Eric Revis,

Piano: David Budway, Joey Calderazzo,  Keyboards: Henry Hey, Percussion: Robert Thomas Jr.

1. JC is The Man (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
2. Vodville  (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
3. Stevie in Rio (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
4. Mr. JJ (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
5. Side B (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
6. Kiss  (David Budway)
7. JC is The Man (Part 2) (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
8. Laughin' & Talkin' (with Higg) (Jeff “Tain” Watts)

9. Tonality of Atonement (Kenny Kirkland)
10. ...Like The Rose (Jeff “Tain” Watts)

Drum Set: Jeff “Tain” Watts, Tenor Sax: Branford Marsalis, Alto Sax: Kenny Garret, Trumpet: Wynton Marsalis, Piano: Kenny Kirkland, Double Bass: Eric Revis, Reginald Veal 

1. The Impaler (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
2. Muphkin Man  (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
3. Attainment (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
4. Pools of Amber (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
5. Blutain Jr. (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
6. Wry Köln  (Jeff "Tain" Watts)
7. MLK Shake Up Call (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
8. PAEN (Jeff “Tain” Watts)

9. Sigmund Groid (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
10. Trieste (Paul Motian)

11. Blutain's Big Adventure (Jeff "Tain" Watts)

Drum Set: Jeff “Tain” Watts, Tenor Sax: Marcus Strickland, Double Bass: Christian McBride, Piano: David Kikoski, Percussion: Samuel Torres (10), Keyboards: Henry Hey (6,7)

1. Samo © (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
2. Rotation  (Keith Jarrett)
3. Ling's Lope (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
4. Seed of Blakzilla (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
5. Laura Elizabeth (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
6. Galilee  (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
7. Blues 4 Curtis (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
8. Rotation II (Keith Jarrett)

9. Same Page... (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
10. Blasphemy (Kenny Kirkland)

Wynton Marsalis Wynton Marsalis (Gold Record) 1982
Wynton Marsalis Think Of One  1983
Wynton Marsalis Hot House Flowers (Gold Record) 1984
Branford Marsalis Scenes in the City 1984
Wynton Marsalis Black Codes From The Underground  (Grammy Award) 1985
Big Nick Nicholas Big and Warm 1985
Rodney Jones Dreams & Stories 1985 

Sadao Watanabe Parker's Mood 1985
Wynton Marsalis J Mood (Grammy Award) 1986
McCoy Tyner Double Trios 1986
Branford Marsalis Royal Garden Blues 1986
Stanley Jordan Cornucopia 1986
Wynton Marsalis Marsalis Standard Time - Volume I (Grammy Award) 1987
Gary Thomas The Seventh Quadrant 1987
Donald Brown Early Bird 1987
Jim Snidero Mixed Bag 1987
Wynton Marsalis The Wynton Marsalis Quartet Live At Blues Alley 1988
Branford Marsalis Trio Jeepy (Grammy Nomination) 1988
James Williams Meet The Magical Trio 1988
Bill Lee - Soundtrack Do The Right Thing 1988
Robin Eubanks Different Perspectives 1988
Harry Miller Open House 1988
Marlon Jordan For You Only 1988
Victor Bailey Bottoms Up 1989
Sonny Rollins Falling in Love With Jazz 1989
Courtney Pine The Vision's Tale 1989
Soundtrack  Harry Connick Jnr When Harry Met Sally (Double Platinum Record) 1989
Ricky Ford Hard Groovin' 1989
Branford Marsalis Crazy People Music 1990
Geri Allen The Nurturer 1990
Soundtrack Mo Better Blues (Grammy Nomination) 1990
Ellis Marsalis Ellis Marsalis Trio 1990
Kenny Kirkland Kenny Kirkland 1991
Charles Fambrough The Charmer 1991
Branford Marsalis The Beautyful Ones are Not Yet Born 1991
Charles Fambrough The Proper Angle 1991
Wynton Marsalis Standard Time Vol. 2 Intimacy Calling 1991
Wynton Marsalis Thick In The South Soul Gestures In Southern Blue Vol. 1 1991
Stephen Scott Something to Consider 1991
Courtney Pine Within the Realms of Our Dreams 1991

Bud Revels Survivors 1991
Betty Carter It's not About the Melody 1992
Branford Marsalis I heard you Twice the First Time (Grammy Award) 1992
Terence Blanchard Terence Blanchard 1992
Sal Marquez One For Dewey 1992
Bud Revels Survivors 1992
Branford Marsalis Bloomington 1993
Lalah Hathaway A Moment 1993
Derrick Shezbie Spodie's back 1993
Ellis Marsalis Whistle Stop 1993
Joe Ford Today's Night 1993
Buckshot LeFonque Buckshot LeFonque 1994
Mark Whitfield True Blue 1994
Take 6 feat. Stevie & Herbie  Join the Band 1994
Larry Willis Heavy Blue 1994
Sonny Fortune From Now On 1995
Ron Affif 52nd Street 1995
Branford Marsalis The Dark Keys 1996
Danilo Perez PanaMonk (Grammy Nominated) 1996
Doky Brothers Vol. 2 1996
Billy Childs The Child Within 1996
Mark Ledford Miles 2 Go 1996
Greg Osby Art Forum 1996
Kenny Garrett Songbook (Grammy Nominated) 1997
Courtney Pine Underground 1997
Paul Bollenback Double Gemini 1997
Soundtrack Men in Black 1997

Brian Lynch Spheres of Influence 1997
Michael Brecker Two Blocks from the Edge 1998
Stanley Jordan Live In New York  1998
Dave Kikoski The Maze 1998
Ravi Coltrane Moving Pictures 1998
Danilo Perez Central Avenue 1998

Jeff "Tain" Watts Citizen Tain 1999
Michael Brecker Time is of The Essence (Grammy Nominated) 1999
Antonio Farao Black Inside 1999
Ronny Jordan Brighter Day 1999
Branford Marsalis Requiem (Grammy Nominated) 1999
Kenny Garrett Simply Said 1999
Paul Bollenback Soul Grooves 1999
Don Braden Fire Within 1999
Conrad Herwig Osteology 1999
Floyd King Sincerely 1999 
Jason Rebello Next Time Around 1999
Joey Caderazzo Joey Caderazzo 2000
Lew Soloff Rainbow Mountain 2000
Conrad Herwig Unseen Universe 2000
Dave Kikoski Almost Twilight 2000
Joe Locke Beauty Burning 2000
Joe Gilman Treasure Chest 2000
Branford Marsalis Contemporary Jazz (Grammy Award) 2001
Russell Malone Heartstrings 2001
Dave Kikoski Surf's Up 2001
William Cepeda Branching Out + DVD 2001
Alex Sipiagin Steppin' Zone 2001
Dave Kikoski Comfortable Strange 2001
Joe Locke Storytelling 2001
T.K. Blue Eyes of the Elders 2001
Michael Borstlap Gramercy Park 2001
Paul Bollenback Dreams 2001
Rene Marie Vertigo 2001
Claudia Acuna Rhythm of Life 2002
Jean Toussaint Blue Black 2002
Chris Minh Doky Cinematique 2002
Mike Pope Lay of the Land 2002
Dave Kikoski 5 2002
The Mingus Big Band Tonight At Noon: Three of Four Shades of Love 2002
Branford Marsalis Footsteps of Our Fathers 2002
Rene Rosnes Life On Earth 2002
Bill Mobley New Light 2002

Jeff "Tain" Watts Bar Talk 2002
Branford Marsalis Romare Bearden Revealed 2003
Dave Kikoski Combinations 2003
Conrad Herwig Land of Shadow 2003

Jeff "Tain" Watts Megawatts 2004
Branford Marsalis Eternal (Grammy Nominated) 2004
Eric Revis Tales of the Stuttering Mime 2004
Alice Coltrane Translinear Light 2004
Jimmy Greene Forever 2004
Branford Marsalis A Love Supreme + DVD 2004
Paul Grabowsky Tales Of Time and Space 2004
Greg Osby Channel Three 2005
Steve Coleman Weaving Symbolics + DVD 2005
Chihiro Yamanaka Outside by the Swing 2005
Gino Sitson Bamisphere 2005
Yosvany Terry Metamorphosis 2005
Kasper Villaume 117 Ditmas Avenue 2005
Dimitri Vassilakis Parallel Lines 2005
Rodney Jones Dreams & Stories 2005
Hiram Bullock Too Funky to Ignore 2006
Branford Marsalis Braggtown 2006
David Gilmore Unified Presence 2006
Nilson Matta Walking With My Bass 2006
Simon Dunmore Deep, Down and Discofied 2006
Chris Berger Conversations 2007
Tain & the Ebonix Folk's Songs 2007
 McCoy Tyner Quartet  2007
 Hector Martignon Refugee (Grammy Nomination)  2007
 John Beasley Letters to Herbie 2008

 Ben Wolfe No Strangers Here 2008
 Jeff "Tain" Watts WATTS (Grammy Award - Terence Blanchard)  2009
 Branford Marsalis  Metamorphosen  2009
 Danish Radio Big Band featuring Jeff "Tain" Watts The Impaler 2009
 North Carolina Symphony American Spectrum 2009
 David Kikoski Mostly Standards 2009

 CTI All Stars Montreux Jazz Festival 2009
 John Beasley  Positootly! (Grammy Nominated)  2009
Spencer World Secrets 2009

Odean Pope  Odean's List 2010
Mingus Big Band  Live at Jazz Standard (Grammy Award) 2010 
Benito Gonzalez Circles 2010
Jeff "Tain" Watts  FAMILY 2011
Laura Kahle Circular  2011
David Budway  A New Kiss  2011
Various Artists  2011 Modern Drummer Fest DVD  2011

Makoto Ozone My Witch's Blue 2012

David Kikoski Consequences 2012

Gregoire Maret Gregoire Maret 2012

Clifton Anderson And So We Carry On 2013

Pat Martino Quartet Undeniable 2013

Robert Hurst Bob a Palindrome 2013

Laura Watts Elicit Inquest 2014

Azar Lawrence The Seeker 2014

Niels Lan Doky Reunion 2015

Essiet Okon Essiet Shona 2015

Troy Roberts Secret Rhymes 2015

Jeff "Tain" Watts Blue, Vol. 1 2015

Jeff "Tain" Watts Wattify 2016

Jaff "Tain" Watts Blue, Vol. 2 2016

Troy Robert Tales and Tones 2017

Tim Armacost Time Being 2017

Jimmy Greene Flowers Beatiful Life Vol. 2 2017

Charnett Moffett Spirit of Sound 2017

Kevin Eubanks East West Timeline 2017


Blues & Swing Wynton Marsalis 1988
Mo' Better Blues A Spike Lee Joint 1990
The Music Tells You Branford Marsalis 1992
New York - Puerto Rico: William Cepeda's Jazz, el Trombon de Bomba William Cepeda 2001
K Street - directed by Steven Soderbergh 2003 (cameo appearance)
A Love Supreme Branford Marsalis 2004
Weaving Symbolics Steve Coleman 2005

Montreux Jazz Festival CTI All Stars 2009

2011 Modern Drummer Festival  2011