"He is one of the greatest living tenor saxophonists, at the top of his game."
Ian Patterson / All About Jazz
Two-time Grammy Award winner Ernie Watts is one of the most versatile and prolific saxophone players in music. Ernest James Watts (born October 23, 1945) is an American jazz and rhythm and blues saxophonist who plays soprano, alto, and tenor saxophone. He has worked with Charlie Haden's Quartet West and toured with the Rolling Stones. On Frank Zappa's album The Grand Wazoo he played the "Mystery Horn", a straight-necked C melody saxophone. He played the notable saxophone riff on The One You Love by Glenn Frey.
Other awards include: 1983 -- Best Pop Instrumental "Chariots of Fire," 1985 -- Best rhythm and Blues Instrumental "Musican," Winner of the 2014 Frankfurt Music Prize.