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Back in August, Wayward reported on local jazz legend Bobby Watson
's latest, The Gates BBQ Suite
, a seven-part composition released in September.
We're not the only ones who've taken note of Watson's activities. Last week, the Wall Street Journal
-- you know, the newspaper with the highest circulation in the country
-- wrote a fairly extensive piece on Mr. Watson. Check it out.
The Journal calls the album "an outstanding new big band album," saying it "shows that [Watson] is as much a stylistic heir to the great Benny Carter as he is to such Kansas City forebears as Charlie Parker."
Read the whole thing here
. Hat tip to Harper
, whose ghost still lingers.