Recorded by BOBBY WATSON on LOVE REMAINS
Red Records: 123212 / Recorded on November 13, 1986
||Slow bolero (ballad)
from Bobby Watson
Love Remains was originally recorded for Red Records as a quartet and I still perform it that way. Don has beautifully arranged this for three horns. This song was co-written by my wife Pamela who is a major composer herself. I would call this one a kind of Bolero in feeling, with the drummer encouraged to use mallets. One option to consider on this one is playing it through one time and going straight to the Coda. It makes a strong statement that way. The Coda can also be opened up as a vamp at the end to extend the piece.
1st part: Trumpet, Alto Sax, C treble clef
2nd part: Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, C treble clef
3rd part: Trombone, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, C treble clef
Rhythm Section: Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar
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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