Harry Watters

Out of a Dream: Love Songs

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An exciting trombonist with the technique of a Bill Watrous and a strong sense of humor, Harry Watters is well featured throughout this boppish set. Despite the subtitle being "Love Songs," most of the performances are up-tempo romps. The order of the songs is slightly wrong since "Am I Blue" and "You Stepped Out of a Dream" are reversed, but the music is highly enjoyable. Watters, backed by a fine if obscure rhythm section, takes highly expressive and technically skilled solos on such numbers as "All The Things You Are," "When My Dreamboat Comes Home" and "Just Squeeze Me," showing that he is one of the most potentially great trombonists on the scene in the early 21st century.

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