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Ralph Bowen – Standard Deviation (2014)

Ralph Bowen – Standard Deviation (2014)

If straight-up mainstream jazz is what you crave, you can’t go wrong with Ralph Bowen. Standard Deviation is a solid execution of the form from beginning to end.

One Track Mind: Anthony Branker and Word Play, “Let’s Conversate!” from Uppity (2013)

One Track Mind: Anthony Branker and Word Play, “Let’s Conversate!” from Uppity (2013)

Anthony Branker plays no instruments on his latest record Uppity. Actually, he’s never performed on any of his six releases, so I can’t discuss what a great instrumentalist or vocalist he is.

New Music Monday: Squackett, Steve Smith, Robert Lamm, Gonzalo Rubalcaba

New Music Monday arrives chock full of of new music-y goodness, with highly anticipated sides from Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Ralph Bowen, Squackett, Steve Smith and Vital Information

Half Notes: Ralph Bowen – Total Eclipse (2012)

The cover for Ralph Bowen’s newest release Total Eclipse is a picture of a “ring of fire” solar exclipse, much like the one that provided a spectacular show for residents of the U.S. Southwest on Monday.

Gimme Five: Orrin Evans on "Captain Black," "Commitment," "Jena 6," others

On this special edition of Something Else! Reviews’ One Track Mind, we hand the reins over to Orrin Evans

Something Else! Interview: Orrin Evans, jazz pianist, composer and bandleader

Orrin Evans arrived amidst a wave of new jazz performers in the early 1990s. Unlike many of those young lions, however, he managed to bob up from that era’s ultimately empty retro-conservatism.

Ralph Bowen – Power Play (2011)

Ralph Bowen – Power Play (2011)

photo courtesy of Posi-Tone Records by S. Victor Aaron It seems like it was not even a year since we were last here chatting up a new Ralph Bowen CD, and checking back, there actually is less than twelve months between his last one, Due Reverence and this one due out on February 8, Power Play. That makes his thirdRead More

Ralph Bowen – Due Reverence (2010)

Ralph Bowen – Due Reverence (2010)

by S. Victor Aaron The master tenor sax player Ralph Bowen has been around for quite a while, releasing his first album back in 1992. But plum sideman opportunities and a teaching gig at Rutgers has kept him plenty busy; it only been the last three or so years that his own solo recording has picked up the pace, despiteRead More