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Bobby Watson – Check Cashing Day (2013)

Bobby Watson – Check Cashing Day (2013)

Bobby Watson, over a career that began with his meteoric rise to musical director in Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers at the turn of the 1980s, hasn’t shied away from the political.

Gimme Five: Overlooked jazz guitar recordings by Pat Martino, John McLaughlin, others

Here’s my look at jazz guitar records that didn’t get their due.

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers – The Sesjun Radio Shows (2011)

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers – The Sesjun Radio Shows (2011)

This double-album set features late-period performances by the Jazz Messengers found years after Art Blakey passed away.

One Track Mind: Tobias Gebb and Unit 7 – "Tomorrow Never Knows" (2009)

One Track Mind: Tobias Gebb and Unit 7 – "Tomorrow Never Knows" (2009)

by Nick DeRiso You hear Beatles songs remade by jazz musicians with notable frequency, some more successful (Jaco Pastorius‘ glorious reading of the oft-covered “Blackbird” from “Word of Mouth”; a just-right “All My Loving” on “Basie’s Beatles Bag”; Ramsey Lewis‘ underrated “Hard Day’s Night” from “Finest Hour”) than others (almost all of the rest of that un-Fab 1966 Count BasieRead More

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers – Art Collection (1992)

Funky and tough, the Jazz Messengers were, until the very end, a group best heard blasting away on stage as vital, hard bop pioneers. That made this the definitive late-period release from Art Blakey. “Art Collection” features two celebrated tracks with Wynton and Branford Marsalis, as well as one with Bobby Watson and Wynton Marsalis, and another with long-tenured tenorRead More

Forgotten series: Tony Williams, Bobby Watson, Roy Hargrove – Pride of Lions (1992)

by Nick DeRiso Imagine a swinging Chopin, or Chick Corea with a case of classical gas. That’s the vision of James L. Mack — and it comes into focus on “Pride of Lions,” featuring a slew of stars from Tony Williams and Roy Hargrove, to Bobby Watson and Philip Bailey. I picked it up because I love Williams, the one-timeRead More

Gimme Five: Overlooked jazz guitar recordings by Emily Remler, Larry Coryell, Pat Martino, Danny Gatton, John McLaughlin

by S. Victor Aaron My look at jazz guitar records that didn’t get their due.

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