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Bowen, Ralph / Due Reverence
Album:Due Reverence Collection:Jazz
Artist:Bowen, Ralph Added:04/2010

A-File Activity
Add Date:2010-04-18 Pull Date:2010-06-20 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:20 Jun23 May2 May

 Recent Airplay
1.Jun 19, 2010:Music Casserole
This One's For Bob
3.May 01, 2010:Music Casserole
This One's For Bob
2.May 22, 2010:Music Casserole
Points Encountered

Album Review
Reviewed 2010-04-18 
RALPH BOWEN: Due Reverence
Posi-Tone, 2010

STRAIGHTAHEAD JAZZ – Mainstream tenor sax with a solid tone; Bowen leads a fine quintet of first-call players through five original tunes paying tribute to his mentors. Guitarist Adam Rogers’ bright, ringing tone gets a lot of the spotlight; trumpeter Sean Jones doesn’t get enough. Nothing out of the ordinary here, but there’s some nice playing from all involved.

* * * | Fo’s Picks: 2, 4, 5

1. 6:37 – solo guitar intro; lyrical sax grows firm, falls back for gentle guitar
2. 7:05 – brisk, spinning theme: uptempo sax & guitar solos, rolling drums
3. 8:50 – upbeat stroll: sax strides over lightly swinging backdrop, guitar glides
4. 11:15 – midtempo: hopping melody and a nice relaxed groove for long solos
5. 8:32 – sneaky, oblique melody: elaborate sax & guitar tracery, elec. bass

[ Fo ] 04/18/10

Track Listing
1.Less Is More 3.Phil-Osophy
2.This One's For Bob 4.Mr. Scott
 5.Points Encountered