Ernie Watts falls into that hallowed category of a musician's musician.
Born Ernest James Watts on October 23, 1945 in Norfolk, Virginia, he is an American jazz and rhythm and blues musician. He plays saxophone (tenor, alto and soprano) and flute. He's probably best known for his work with Charlie Haden's Quartet West and his Grammy Awards as an instrumentalist. He has also toured with the Rolling Stones, joining them on their 1981 tour.