Watkins, Kobie

Origin Records, 2009CD
Instrument: Drums

Issue: 15.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Drummer Kobie Watkins leads a band with James Austin (p), Clark Sommers (b) and several talented musicians playing brass. Guitarist Bobby Broom is featured on “Expressions”, the best of four Watkins originals. We also enjoyed “Congo” with Pharez Whitted (t) and Ryan Cohen on the keys. Geof Bradfield plays sax on five tracks notably the hot blues of “Third Pew”. The pace and mode are varied but Kobie is always Involved with tight beats on drums and percussion. It is a serious straight-ahead session that isn’t so deep to be inaccessible to some of the jazz-fusion crowd!


Publicist: Terri Hinte