Thesis (D.A.)--University of Northern Colorado, School of Music, fall semester, 1994. Major advisor, James S. Upton. Includes bibliographical references (leaves -190). Appendices: Julius Watkins discography -- Chronological listing of the recording career of Julius Watkins -- Recorded jazz compositions of Julius Watkins -- Key to the chord symbols used in the transcriptions -- Transcriptions of Julie Ann, Sparkling burgandy, Garden delights, Blue modes, Idle evening, Princess, Oblong, Mood in scarlet, Hoo Tai, Mood in motion, Linda Delia.