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Bill Watrous/Temple Jazz Orchestra: Live

Read "Live" reviewed by Jack Bowers


This is the second recording by the Temple (Texas) Jazz Orchestra (following '01's Soft Lights, Sweet Music ) and this time Tom Fairlie's forceful ensemble has some help--we're talking big-time help in the person of superstar trombonist Bill Watrous, whose upper-register pyrotechnics enhance all but the opening number of this high-kicking concert recorded in March '03. Even though the cavernous acoustics of the Mary Alice Marshall auditorium at Temple College leave no doubt that this is a ...

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The Bill Watrous Quartet: Live in Living Comfort

Read "Live in Living Comfort" reviewed by Jack Bowers


While an organ trio plus trombone isn’t unheard-of, it is uncommon, so much so, says Bill Watrous, that when friend and fellow trombonist Rob Stoneback approached him with the idea, he was skeptical. In the wake of Live in Living Comfort, recorded for what appears to be a small but responsive audience at the Comfort Suites in Bethlehem, PA, one can appreciate that he needn’t have been.

It helps immeasurably, of course, if the group in question knows how to ...


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