By David Hadju
May 14, 1993 at 04:00 AM EDT

Tailor Made

C+
type
  • Music
Genre
  • Jazz

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. Tailor Made: C+

Tailor Made

type
  • Music
Genre
  • Jazz
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