Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Bobby Watson- Donna Lee

She's Gone

Is Bobby Watson Kansas City's best saxophonist since Charlie Parker? He's certainly received more acclaim than anyone since Bird's death. On this out-of-print Italian solo album from 1993, Watson takes on "Donna Lee," a piece associated with Parker. His tone has since become deeper and huskier. Bobby tells me it's simply because he has a different horn. He currently heads the University of Missouri-Kansas City jazz studies program.

1 comment:

countrygrrl said...

wow i was dizzy just trying to see what was going on with the tune...will listen again and probably again...excellent mind expansion !!! loved it by the way.