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KEN WATSON

Jazz Rock/Fusion • United States


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Ken Watson biography
Ken WATSON is an American jazz guitarist and composer. Originally active in the 70's with a band called BLACK MARKET, Ken started recording his first LP in the 80's with a full band consisting of David WEBB, Buddy STEWART, Greg MCPHERSON and Terry MORGAN. Inspired by jazzy progressive rock the likes of HAPPY THE MAN he privately released 'Assembly' in 1985.

The group didn't continue on after the 80's and WATSON wasn't in it for the life of a rock musician, but he continued to compose music for personal reasons and released more records a decade later on his own. With instruments being replaced by their digital counterparts the later records while still jazzy are more keyboard and electronic oriented.

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3.09 | 3 ratings
Assembly
1985
0.00 | 0 ratings
The Twinkle Factor
1999
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A Little Chin Music
2000

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 Assembly by WATSON, KEN album cover Studio Album, 1985
3.09 | 3 ratings

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Assembly
Ken Watson Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by b_olariu
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3 stars 3.5 stars for sure

Ken Watson is a highly underrated jazz fusion musician who release so far under his name 3 albums, this one named Assembly issued first time in 1985 on vinyl and re released in 1993 on CD by Kinesis, is his first album and his best also. The music is very jazzy towards fusion with a lots of changes in tempo going towards canterbury in places with nice progressive moves, very intristing guitar chops aswell, maybe in places remind me of Happy the Man. Very unnoticed album by many listners, even prog listners might be intrested in this one, worth every second. The whole album is instrumental and Watson has enough space to create something of real intrest, is a shame he is so unknown to larger public. The CD version has 3 bonus traks, unreleased pieces on first edition. recommended, go listen to this first Ken Watson album, desearve to be more in front in jazz and prog circles. Also first issue of the album on vinyl from 1985 has a diffrent cover and only 600 copies of the original LP were pressed, the drawing is shown in the booklet of the CD aswell. 3.5 stars, great towards excellent for this unnoticed and yet great album.

Thanks to historian9 for the artist addition.

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