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Bill Watrous
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Bill Watrous
Title: Bone-ified
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: GNP Crescendo Records
Original Release Date: 1/27/1992
Re-Release Date: 9/1/1992
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 052824221123, 052824221147, 669910761755

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One of Bill's best-Trombone playing like you've never heard!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is in a live combo setting, and Bill really smokes! For those unacquainted with Bill Watrous, he has won the downbeat readers poll so many times for best trombonist that I believe they probably don't even bother including him anymore, as he is THE recognized, undesputed best, and certainly one of the most diverse. He took an instrument that no one thought could ever play like a sax or trumpet (speed and range wise), a clumsy trombone, of all things, and played it like a dream. Incredible chops! I still am favored to his first big band albums in the 70's, and wish they would reissue them on CD (they're unbelievable), but the probable demand for trombone recordings is (I assume) unfortunately low. People don't know what they're missing! Bill does some straight-ahead jazz and bebop (what he does best - in my opinion), and also does some avant-gardish multiphonics (creating multiple voicings or chords by simultaneously singing notes and buzzing notes on the! mouthpiece - sometimes creating extra voices via overtones, or essentially creating chords of three or more simultaneous tones/pitches) which draws some interesting crowd responses. It's done lightly, almost comedically, and there are some good laughs on a couple cuts. I would recommend this recording highly for anyone, musician or not, to get an unbelievable display of what the world's greatest trombone player can do with the instrument. Absolutely incredible! Buy it, now!"
Watrous is by far the most dynamic trombonist of his time.
Michael Ritchie | Lafayette, Indiana United States | 07/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Being a trombonist myself, I have always listened to other professionals for guidance, Watrous stands out among the best. The ballads on this recording are simply fantastic. "Unforgettable" lives again with Bill's style and skyscraper range. The other tunes are very well played, especially his dedication tune to his son,"A hot one for Jason", featuring the multiphonic technique Bill likes so well. This is a great recording for any music fan of any type. The trombone rocks!!"
An all time favorite musician!!
Michael Ritchie | 04/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I started listening to Bill back in the 70's and wish they would re-release his earlier albums. His music is listenable, intelligent and I never get tired of it."