Recorded by BOBBY WATSON & HORIZON featuring VICTOR LEWIS on POST-MOTOWN BOP
Blue Note: CDP 7 95148 2 / Recorded September 17 & 18, 1990
||Medium up swing
1st part: Trumpet, Alto Sax, C treble clef
2nd part: Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Trombone
Rhythm Section: Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar
One of Bobby's favorite titles (he's recorded it on 2 separate occasions), this enjoyable arrangement focuses on a diatonic melody over chord changes that alternate between two closely related keys during the A section and some more distant changes during the bridge.
SOLOS: These changes are easy enough for most players to handle without a problem. The A section allows a player to focus on working within a diatonic framework and manipulating the subtle harmonic shadings between closely related key centers. The bridge goes a little further away from the key centers of the A section, but it's still very playable.
The TS Monk sextet also recorded this composition, arranged by Don Sickler.
Bobby Watson/Appointment In Milano (Red Records 184)
Kevin Mahogany/Another Time, Another Place (Warner Bros 46699) (lyric version)
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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