Recorded by 29TH STREET SAXOPHONE QUARTET on YOUR MOVE
Antilles: 314 512 524-2 / Recorded March 17-19, 1992
SAX QUARTET INSTRUMENTATION
Alto Sax 1
Alto Sax 2
A lyrical melody is traded between the first alto and tenor over a texture of advanced, modern jazz harmony in this medium straight-eighth feel composition. The solo section also features the alto trading eights with the tenor. A good introduction to accessible yet modern harmonies.
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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