Recorded by BOBBY WATSON & HORIZON on NO QUESTION ABOUT IT
Blue Note: CDP 7 90262 / Recorded May 1, 1988
More swinging arrangements by BOBBY WATSON are available from this recording of Watson's Horizon group, featuring Victor Lewis, Roy Hargrove, and Curtis Lundy, all of whom also have arrangements available in this catalog. The group also recorded a composition by Bobby's wife Pamela, a pianist, vocalist and composer.
Front Line: B-flat, E-flat, C treble clef, C bass clef
Rhythm Section: Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar
An infectious groove and catchy melody characterize this very playable composition. The changes require some skillful comping, but the quarter notes figures in the melody are great for teaching mature phrasing and allowing the players to really focus on swing, which is the principal element in this chart.
SOLOS: The changes move quickly in places, but they avoid the less common key areas and should be playable by any serious jazz student with a little practice.
Bob Belden/Treasure Island (Sunnyside 1041)
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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