Thursday, July 5, 2012
Now's the Time: Bobby Watson
I'll repeat myself until everyone in town acknowledges the obvious- Bobby Watson is Kansas City's best musician regardless of genre. Skip the insufferable introduction in this recent live footage and start listening at the 1:10 mark for further evidence of Watson's sublime genius. Plastic Sax's Person of the Decade leads a big band at the Blue Room on Monday, July 9. The last time I saw Watson front a large ensemble, his band included Clint Ashlock, David Basse, Gerald Dunn, Jason Goudeau, Ryan Lee, Will Matthews, Herman Mehari, Al Pearson and Bram Wijnands. Forget Billy Butler- those men are among Kansas City's genuine all-stars.