Bill Watrous – Bone-ified (1992)

Bill Watrous - Bone-ified (1992)
Artist: Bill Watrous
Album: Bone-ified
Genre: Post-Bop, Free Jazz
Origin: USA
Released: 1992
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
Day In – Day Out Bloom, Mercer 7:00
Unforgettable Gordon 5:48
Indian Summer Dubin, Herbert 8:14
Change Partners Berlin 10:50
Answer Me Rauch, Sigman, Winkler 7:55
Just in Time Comden, Green, Styne 7:16
How Deep Is the Ocean? Berlin 8:28
Smooth Talk Watrous 7:57
A Hot One for Jason Watrous 7:25


Considering his obvious talents, it is surprising that trombonist Bill Watrous has recorded relatively little through the years. This CD is one of his better efforts, a quartet outing with pianist Shelly Berg, bassist Lou Fischer, and either Randy Drake or Tom Cummings on drums. Although Watrous overdubbed some extra trombones on a few tracks and Berg added some synthesized strings, the emphasis is on straight-ahead swinging by the basic quartet, with the highlights including “Day in, Day Out,” “Change Partners,” and “A Hot One for Jason.”
Review by Scott Yanow