A few months ago I did a post about my friend David Watson and his soon to be released CD. If you remember, he is an excellent Jazz musician and the CD has now been released . for more info go to
It was recorded at the System Two Studios in New York. Check out the guys on the CD * David Watson Vocals* Mike LeDonne piano *
Bob Cranshaw Bass ( Cranshaw has played with Sonny Rollins Lee Morgan, Wes Montgomery, Coleman Hawkins, Johnny Hodges, Horace Silver, McCoy Tyner, Thelonious Monk, Jimmy Heath, James Moody, and Buddy Rich, as well as toured with George Shearing, Joe Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, and Oscar Peterson. Say no more!) *
Mickey Rocker Drums he has played with
Dizzy Gillespie ,Eddie Gomez ,Tommy Flanagan ,Jimmy Heath, Jerry Dodgion,Sonny Rollins , Alfred Lion , Milt Jackson, Randy Johnston, Duso Goykovich, Bobby Jones ,Horace Silver, Ray Brown , Joe Pass , Stanley Turrentine,McCoy Tyner ,Sarah Vaughan ,Harold Vick, Phil Woods ,Joe Williams,Cedar Walton, Zoot Sims, Donald Byrd , Randy Brecker,Ray Bryant, Benny Carter, Chick Corea ,Duke Pearson,Robert Schimmel, Shirley Scott, Junior Mance ,Blue Mitchell,Roy Eldridge, Ella Fitzgerald ,Frank Foster ,Thad Jones ,Pepper Adams ,Garnett Brown , George Gershwin, Gene Harris,Herbie Hancock,The Modern Jazz Quartet, The N.Y. Hardbop Quintet ,Joe Henderson,Bobby Hutcherson ,Nat Adderley, Gene Ammons Count Basie, Hank Jones ,
There are 11 tracks on the cd with a nice balance of swinging and ballads. On a few tracks LeDonne switches to Organ. Nothing better than blues and a b3 . A lot of the material was created by David . He has a wonderful story telling style that can melt you heart on thoughtful ballads or swing seriously.
You can tell this group has spent time together because they are tight!
This recording was done in New York and lives up to the Jazz legacy created there.