Ken & Harry Watters

Brothers, Vol. 3

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Trumpeter Ken Watters and his brother, trombonist Harry Watters co-lead this unpredictable set, Brothers, Vol. 3, their third collaboration for Summit. Although some of the music is straight-ahead, other tunes are melancholy ballads and contemporary originals that are subtle post-bop. The soft tones of the brothers (Ken sometimes switches to flugelhorn), and the light rhythm section (guitarist Tom Wolfe, bassist Erik Applegate, drummer Jay Frederick and, on five of the dozen numbers, pianist Bill Anschell) gives the music a floating, dreamy feel. The set is often quite relaxing but also includes a few hotter pieces for variety. Well worth exploring.

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