Friday, June 4, 2010

Now's the Time: Bobby Watson

It's tempting to suggest that Bobby Watson represents the jazz component of next weekend's Jazz In the Woods festival. Yet the Kansas City saxophonist's longtime fans might recall that Watson released a smooth jazz album in 1996. On Urban Renewal Watson acknowledged the relatively popular sounds of Grover Washington, Jr., Stanley Turrentine and Hank Crawford. The performance in the embedded video demonstrates that the Plastic Sax Person of the Decade thrives in every setting.

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