Recorded by BOBBY WATSON & CURTIS LUNDY on Beatitudes
Evidence: ECD 22178 / Recorded on April 11, 1983
from Bobby Watson
Beatitudes, another early post Blakey composition of mine is the title cut from my first self-produced recording on the New Note label. Originally recorded as a quartet, this piece was recorded as a sextet on a Ryan Kisor date. It is a driving medium Latin piece which never fails to inspire. Like Wheel Within A Wheel, this one has spiritual connotations.Beatitudes are qualities of humans, which lie in the unseen, i.e.: honesty, integrity, and wisdom, to name a few. Have fun.
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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