Keepin' It real

Format: CD
Release Date: 6/26/2020
Style(s): Hard Bop
Availability: In Stock

As saxophonist/composer Bobby Watson embarks on a new chapter in his storied career, this album arrives as a reminder of the authenticity that has characterized his music on every step of that journey. Keepin' It Real debuts a new incarnation of his renowned band Horizon, furthering a legacy endowed by Watson's days as one of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and passed on through a lifetime in jazz education. Most importantly, the album is a vital continuation of the supple hard-bop sound that Watson has practiced throughout the decades, laced with the profound influences of gospel and R&B and now infused with the renewed vigor of hungry young collaborators. Keepin' It Real, Watson explains, is a mantra that he strives to exemplify every time he lifts his alto to his lips.

1. Condition Blue
Length: 04:17
2. Keepin' It Real
Length: 07:08
3. Elementary, My Dear Watson 2020
Length: 07:51
4. Someday We'll All Be Free
Length: 04:11
5. Mohawk
Length: 08:01
6. My Song
Length: 08:19
7. One for John (747)
Length: 03:59
8. Flamenco Sketches
Length: 07:59
9. The Mystery of Ebop
Length: 06:44
Album Details
Disc Count: 1
Total Length: 58:29
UPC: 888295995368