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Jazz Tribe: The Next Step

Alto saxophonist Bobby Watson forged an artistic partnership with percussionist Ray Mantilla back in the 1980s as part of his band Space Station. Their landmark 1984 Hands of Fire (RED) album marked an exciting time in the jazz-Latin hybrid with its unparalleled swing and improvisational fury. The Jazz Tribe is a continuance of those ideas and The Next Step offers brilliant hard bop playing with a fine Latin touch.

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