Recorded by 29TH STREET SAXOPHONE QUARTET on POINTILLISTIC GROOVE
Osmosis: 6002 / Recorded November 19 & 25, 1983
SAX QUARTET INSTRUMENTATION
Alto Sax 1
Alto Sax 2
Both of the altos and the tenor trade the melody in this quiet, contemplative composition. There aren't any improvised solos or significant technical demands, although the first alto goes briefly up to altissimo A. This one will show off a passionate and musically sensitive quartet.
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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