Sunday, June 13, 2010

Bobby Watson at Jazz In the Woods

Bobby Watson performed "In a Sentimental Mood" Saturday at Jazz In the Woods. That's what I call smooth jazz.

Most of the approximately 1,800 people braving soggy conditions didn't seem to mind Watson's presence at the otherwise smooth jazz-oriented festival.

The saxophonist was joined by keyboardist Chris Clarke, bassist Curtis Lundy and drummer Mike Warren. While it wasn't the best Watson set I've heard in 2010, it was still a thrill to see him engage a large audience at a suburban office park.

"It's been a pleasure and a privilege to play music with a different taste and sensibility," Watson delicately suggested. "It's called jazz."

(Original images by Plastic Sax.)

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