Recorded by BOBBY WATSON on QUIET AS IT'S KEPT
Red Records: 123282 /
As Quiet As It's Kept was originally conceived in quintet format. Again, notice the opening motif introduced again in the bridge as a counterpoint to the melody at B. The melody at B may be embellished as long as the blues flavor and contour of the line is observed. The piece is semi-modal in its construction. By that I mean that the changes are long meter. Care must be taken to distinguish the A section from the B section during solos. I suggest opening the solo section in two and going into four on the bridge and back to two on the last 16. Drummers are encouraged to switch from brushes to sticks for effect.
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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