Recorded by BOBBY WATSON on JEWEL
Evidence: 22043 / Recorded in April, 1983
||Medium up swing
BOBBY WATSON is one of contemporary jazz's most in-demand writers and performers, having scored for big band, sax quartet and his own combos. A Jazz Messenger alumnus, saxophonist Watson writes with a characteristic hard-swinging edge to his contemporary rhythms and harmonies.
UNISON FRONT LINE INSTRUMENTATION
RECORDED AS A QUARTET
Front Line: Alto Sax , B-flat, C treble clef, C bass clef
Rhythm Section: Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar
Piano Voicings by Mulgrew Miller
Bass Lines by Curtis Lundy
FULL SCORE [JRTS]*
This has great rhythmic counterpoint between melody instruments and rhythm section. A lot of fun, when it all comes together.
SOLOS: The solo changes are neither simple nor extraordinarily difficult. Common chords are arranged in an uncommon progression, but the changes have an internal logic and a recognizable pattern that gives the solost a harmonic anchor. These may take a little work, but the work will pay off for an improviser of any ability level.
* Jazz Repertory Transcription Series includes chord voicings, bass lines, drum fills and cued melody lines in rhythm section parts.
Bobby Watson & Curtis Lundy/Beatitudes (Evidence 22178)
Bobby Watson/Tailor Made (Columbia 53416)
Art Blakey/In My Prime vol.1 (Timeless 114)
BOBBY WATSON (b. 1953). One of the most gifted composers and arrangers in Jazz today, versatile alto-saxophonist Bobby Watson has recorded his compositions on more than 30 albums in diverse settings from sax quartets as a member of the 29th Street Saxophone Quartet, to combos with his group Horizon, to his "Tailor Made" big band. After receiving his degree in music theory and composition from the University of Miami, Bobby completed his jazz education in the late '70s as a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers where he served as music director for 2 years in a group that included Wynton Marsalis, James Williams, Billy Pierce and Charles Fambrough. A recipient of an NEA grant for composition and a frequent clinician across the country, Bobby's works such as Appointment In Milano, Wheel Within A Wheel, Conservation and Beatitudes have been recorded by Blakey, Wynton Marsalis, Kevin Mahogany, T.S. Monk and others.
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