Released in 1978 & 1979 respectively Watsonian Institue are Johnny Guitar Watson’s backing band and both albums – unsurprisingly – were produced & arranged by Johnny Guitar Watson. There’s a sort of low slung feel to many of the tracks here, reminiscent of Watson’s style. ‘Master Funk’, ‘The Funk If I Know’ and ‘De John’s Delight’ are highlights on Master Funk whilst ‘Pretty Brown Doll’, ‘Lil Sis’ and Follow Me’ are the best tracks on E.D.P.
Easily one of the best M-Base related sessions for DIW from the early 90s – and certainly one that's the most free from the dated touches of the others! The real strength here is the strong saxophone work – done by Von Freeman on tenor, and both Steve Coleman and Greg Osby on alto – coming together with the guitar of David Gilmore, bass of Kenny Davis, and drums of Marvin Smitty Smith – all in a setting that offers plenty of bite on the reeds!
This is a territory that's closed off from prying eyes. It's one of the leading educational institutions in Russia — the Krasnodar Presidential Cadet Institute. For 7 years, it's students wear identical uniforms and live to a strict daily schedule. Here, they're not just schoolchildren, they're heirs to a rich history of traditions dating back centuries. The teachers work intensively with every single student in order to develop their finest qualities and talents. Much depends on the future of these youngsters — they have to achieve outstanding results in different spheres and become Russia's true elite.
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