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BOBBY WATSON AND THE LIVE AND LEARN BAND

Fronm The Heart

2008-04-12

Bobby Watson has been at it for over twenty years now, throwing out 26 recordings as a leader in the post-bop jazz scene, and appearing in nearly 100 other bands. He's played with everyone – from Dianne Reeves to Max Roach to Branford Marsellis. He played as a sideman in the ubiquitous Jazz Messengers group alongside the legendary Art Blakey. What's not to admire? The alto sax here is bright and up front, just where I like it. He gives plenty of room for his sextet, with Leron Thomas on trumpet, Harold O'Neal on piano, Warren Wolf on vibes, Curtis Lundy on bass and Quincy Davis on drums. All band originals referencing Watson's legacy as a leader. A legendary performance by a legendary saxophonist. - Daniel Graeber

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