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Watson, Bobby / Made In America
Album:Made In America Collection:Jazz
Artist:Watson, Bobby Added:04/2017
Label:Smoke Sessions 

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Add Date:2017-05-04 Pull Date:2017-07-06 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-04-21 
FCCs: none

Review: ambitious concept album: Watson pays tribute on each tune to black pioneers in many fields, some of them forgotten. He teams up with the Curtis Lundy Trio for some serious blowing. All performed with Betty Carter. Watson is also a former member of the Jazz Messengers. All originals except #11
If You Like: Stanley Turrentine, Joshua Redman, Kenny Garrett
Favorite Tracks: (2) The Guitarist (3) The Butterfly (4) The Cyclist (7) The Jockey (9) The real Lone Ranger (11) I've Gotta Be Me
Track Review: 1/ sax starts> midtempo> sax solo> fade 2/ sax starts> midtempo moves uptempo> piano solo> sax solo> quick stop 3/ piano starts> slow tempo> plaintive sax solo> piano solo> fade 4/ drums start> uptempo> fabulous piano solo> quick stop 5/ sax starts> midtempo> everyone solos> quick stop 6/ piano starts> midtempo> fade 7/ drums start> midtempo> wild sax solo swings uptempo> quick stop 8/ sax starts> slow tempo> 9/ > uptempo> crescendo end 10/piano starts> uptempo> piano solo> quick stop 11/ drums/bass starts> midtempo> everyone solos> fade

Track Listing
1.The Aviator 6.The Entrepeneur
2.The Guitarist 7.The Jockey
3.The Butterfly 8.A Moment Of Silence
4.The Cyclist 9.The Real Lone Ranger
5.The G.O.A.T. 10.The Computer Scientist
 11.I've Gotta Be Me