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).
1st part: Alto Sax, Trumpet, C treble clef
2nd part: Trombone, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax
Rhythm Section: Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar
This arrangement alternates sections in which the horns play mostly unisons and those in which they play independent lines, and is therefore excellent for teaching the different requirements for both types of playing. The melody also has a great contour which can really highlight a group's large-scale phrasing.
SOLOS: These unique changes contain a few II-Vs but they're arranged in an unusual way that's sure to open up new melodic avenues while not being too hard for most improvisers to play over effectively.
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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