Blues For Peace – 2016

Bobby Watson


The Kansas City altoist plays the blues

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A masterful altoist during the past 45 years, Bobby Watson was a member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers during 1977-81 and has led his own groups (usually called Horizon) since then in addition to playing with all-star bands.

Watson has his own sound within the tradition and in his career has played everything from swing to free improvisations.

On his “Blues For Peace,” Watson creates a lowdown blues solo that makes every sound count, perfectly placing his notes and building a memorable statement.

-Scott Yanow

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