Friday, October 20, 2006

Bobby Watson - Tailor Made (1993)

Collective Personnel:
Saxes: Bobby Porcelli, Ed Jackson, Craig Bailey, Rich Rothenberg, Bill Saxton, Patience Higgins, Jim Hartog
Trumpets: Jon Faddis, Melton Mustafa, Ryan Kisor
Trombones: Steve Turre, Robin Eubanks, Frank Lacy, Doug Purviance
Piano: James Williams, Danilo Perez, Eddie Martinez
Rhythm: Paul Socolow (bass), Steve Berrios (drums)

1. Ms. B.C. (For Betty Carter)
2. Old Time Ways
3. Catch Me If You Can (Jazz Mambo)
4. Lafiya
5. Tudo Bem (All Is Okay)
6. Conservation
7. T.P. Call Home (Afro Brazilian)
8. Like It Was Before
9. Free Yourself
10. To See Her Face
11. Thing's You Do (Jazz Mambo)
12. What's Next

CD Review:
"This CD was altoist Bobby Watson's first as the leader of a big band. He leads the orchestra through a dozen of his compositions, none of which they had performed together before meeting up in the studio. But due to the high caliber of the players, the music came together smoothly. In performances ranging from modern hard bop to Latin with subtle hints of freer styles of jazz, Watson is the main soloist (although there are a few short spots for trumpeter Terell Stafford), making the album a sort of "concerto for alto and orchestra." Even if the backup musicians have little opportunity to star, the music is consistently enjoyable and recommended to fans of modern mainstream jazz."


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