E.T.A. – Robert Watson

One of Bobby Watson’s best-known compositions. Based on the changes of John Coltrane’s Lazy Bird, this song was originally recorded with a sextet arrangement by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Bobby has also recorded it several times in a quartet setting; melody transcriptions of two quartet versions are available.

Robert Watson

born on August 23, 1953

Robert "Bobby" Watson, who was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas, grew up to become a jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger and education of formidable talent and acclaim. He got his degree from the University of Miami before becoming a member (and later the musical director) of legendary drummer Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. He remained an invaluable member for four years, from 1977 until 1981. Read more...

16 songs available.