Nov 092016

bobby-watson-1995-12-06-nyc-front-coverwell, quite the week what with the elections & all.

here’s something to get your mind off that:  a smoking performance by the bobby watson trio.  i’ve included the comments from the dime seeder (‘iceman’) for a change.

bobby watson trio
new york city, ny
6 december 1995

bobby watson – alto sax
george cables – piano
essiet essiet – bass

set one
1 invitation 14:43
2 someday my price will come 12:58
3 ceora 14:07
4 minority 10:418

set two
5 tenor madness 13:56
6 all the things you are 16:49
7 body and soul 15:40
8 oleo 11:21

tt 1:50:22

source: sonic dsm-6s > sony d3 > tascam da20-mkii > bias peak > toast > xact

song titles filled in from comments on dime tracker webpage.

original seeder’s comments:
very cool one-off show by one of the best alto players out there – bobby watson. was a huge fan of
bobby watson & horizon through their heyday during much of the 90’s. “the inventor” & “post motown bop”
were amongst my fave albums at the time. this gig features bobby playing exclusively standards in a trio
format with his regular bass player, essiet essiet and george cables on piano. bradley’s was the
quintessential nyc piano bar/musician’s hangout. a who’s who of jazz pianists took up residency there. as
was usually the case at bradley’s there was no drummer but bobby swings like crazy. obviously drums would
normally cover up some of the bar “noise”, on the other hand, mic placement was so close, who cares …

sample: d2t4 oleo.mp3

  4 Responses to “bobby watson trio – 6 dec 1995, bradley’s, new york city, ny, usa”

  1. ZlGLsNQtuBwiEAS

  2. Bradleys was one of the best jazz clubs in NYC – a real loss when it closed following Bradley’s death. I heard Watson live once – playing at a wedding!


  3. Thank you beaucoup, Pete !

  4. Just found your blog, I’ve been on Dime since about the same time, started at Sharingthegroove before that. Somehow I missed this Bobby Watson show. Thanks for making it available.

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