Rolling Stone Charlie Watts is taking a break from rock to rekindle a childhood love of jazz.
"I still remember the record that turned me on to jazz," said the drummer, who packaged a book and record salute to late saxophone great Charlie Parker."It was Earl Bostic's recording of `Flamingo.' My uncle, who lived with us, bought the record and I just loved the sound of the saxophone," Watts said.
Watts, 50, recently appeared in a jazz quintet in New York to promote his Parker project, called "From One Charlie." He played a few notes on the sax before returning to drums, the instrument that eventually stole his heart.