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Aminah's Dream

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Aminah's Dream

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Stephen Scott
Producers:
Verve
genre:
Jazz

We gave it an A

Much-touted young alto saxophonist Bobby Watson says making a big-band album was ”one of [his] life wishes.” Unfortunately, wishing isn’t enough: The tunes on Tailor Made are like composition-class sketches; the orchestrations, Broadway-pit predictable.

Watson’s bandmate (who also plays on Tailor Made) pianist Stephen Scott fares infinitely better on what could be his breakout solo release, Aminah’s Dream, a collection of disarmingly simple small-band pieces — half of which could easily become future standards. Aminah’s Dream: A