Criss Cross Jazz 1216 CD

Ralph Bowen

Soul Proprietor

Release Date: February 28, 2002

On his first Criss Cross date since 1992, tenor sax master Ralph Bowen tackles the enspiriting organ-and-horns function with masterful aplomb, imparting clever reharmonizations and rythmic manipulations to the lingua franca that fire the creative juices of his top-shelf New York rhythm section, with Peter Bernstein on guitar, Hammond B3 organist Sam Yahel, the great Brian Blade on drums, and Philly trumpet master John Swana.

Ralph Bowen
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Ralph Bowen (Ts)
John Swana (Tp)
Peter Bernstein (G)
Sam Yahel (Hammond B3)
Brian Blade (D)

1. Invitation (Bronislaw Kaper / Paul Francis Webster)  10:27
2. Soul Proprietor (Ralph Bowen)  6:56
3. My Ideal (Richard Whiting / Newell Chase / Leo Robin)  8:50
4. Spikes (Ralph Bowen)  6:57
5. Under A Cloud (Ralph Bowen)  8:55
6. The First Stone (Ralph Bowen)  8:22
7. Inner Urge (Joe Henderson)  9:45
8. Meltdown (Ralph Bowen)  6:08
9. Peace (Horace Silver)  4:10

Total Time: 70:36
Recorded May 24, 2001 in Brooklyn, NY, USA
Engineer: Max Bolleman
Producer: Gerry Teekens & K. Hasselpflug (executive)