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Keepin' It Real

Bobby Watson

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1.1
Condition Blue
Bobby Watson
4:17
1.2
Keepin' It Real
Bobby Watson
7:08
1.3
Elementary, My Dear Watson 2020
Bobby Watson
7:51
1.4
Someday We'll All Be Free
Bobby Watson
4:11
1.5
Mohawk
Bobby Watson
8:01
1.6
My Song
Bobby Watson
8:19
1.7
One for John (747)
Bobby Watson
3:59
1.8
Flamenco Sketches
Bobby Watson
7:59
1.9
The Mystery of Ebop
Bobby Watson
6:44
Total Playing Time    58:29
As saxophonist/composer Bobby Watson embarks on a new chapter in his storied career, his latest 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 new 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.

“It’s the essence of who you are and these times we’re living in. After you’ve lived a certain period of time you want to try to be yourself. You don’t want to BS people. I’ve lived a while and seen a lot of people leave the planet. You become more committed to not trying to mince words. Keeping it real can extend from the way you treat your band to your philosophy, what you stand for as a person.”
- Bobby Watson
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Smoke Sessions Studio Masters

Tracks 1-9 – contains material which utilizes a limited amount of the available bandwidth

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