Watermelon Man

This is Herbie Hancock’s Watermelon Man. I think it’s a pretty good performance of the tune. The bari solo and and first alto solo were super virtuosic. I feel like they were all playing off each other really well. For example, the alto sax mirrored some of the bari sax’s playing. (1:58 similar to 1:21) The trumpet solos had some great phrasing. The third sax soloist definitely was really getting into his licks. I feel like the trombone player was good, but his solo lacked the energy of the other players. He had an interesting sound/technique at 3:36. Overall I think they did a great job on the piece.

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