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 (And Then Again).
Front Line: E-flat, C treble clef, C bass clef,
B-flat(Trumpet), B-flat(Tenor Sax)
Rhythm Section: Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar
Here's a modern hip usage of the famous String Of Pearls rhythm. This is a great example of a fairly easy chart, one with lots of rhythmic energy that doesn't sound easy. This is a great piece with which to show off a tight energetic rhythm section and one that everyone will enjoy soloing on.
SOLOS: The chord progression is easy to hear and to play on, with each chord usually getting one or two bars before the next change.
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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