posted by Robert J. Carmack
On Sunday,September 1, Jazz saxophonist, Bobby Watson makes a rare west coast appearance to Los Angeles radio station KXLU. The highly respected reed-man is in town to promote his latest CD, Check Cashing Day, which commemorates the 50 year anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. He’ll be co-hosting The Jazz Journey with popular program host, Eddie Becton Sunday at 7PM PST – 8PM PST. http://www.kxlu.com
Eddie and Bobby will be discuss the music and making of the project ,but more importantly, whats the connection to that historic event. You can tune-into The Jazz Journey at KXLU 89.9 in the Los Angeles area. If you’re outside the signal area, simply go to the station’s website, http://www.kxlu.com to live stream. The second self-produced recording on Watson’s label, Lafiya Music, the project, according to a press release, “honors the March on Washington’s 50th anniversary and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic ‘I Have A Dream’ speech.”
Watson says that Check Cashing Day serves as “a commentary on where we’ve been, where we are, and where we need to go as a people, as a country, and as a global community.” A 15-track concept-recording, Watson chose to concentrate on the reasons why over 300,000 people, black and white, gathered in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963 .