Recorded by BOBBY WATSON & HORIZON on THE INVENTOR
Blue Note: CDP 7 91915 2 / Recorded in June, 1989
World rhythms pervade BOBBY WATSON's Inventor album featuring drummer Victor Lewis. These pieces feature Latin and calypso rhythms, and are also easily accessible to students.
1st part: Trumpet, Alto Sax, C treble clef
2nd part: Alto Sax, Tenor Sax
3rd part: Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Trombone
Rhythm Section: Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar
The lyrical melody and laid-back tempo of this arrangement contrasts with its internal omplexities. The intricate harmonies sound simpler than they really are, with subtle orchestration combined with carefully-placed starts and stops. Although it's tougher than it sounds, it's not too hard for any group of musicians serious about making music.
SOLOS: The changes are unconventional but they sound great and a soloist comfortable with unusual chord changes is sure to sound great as well.
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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