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Music and More on Ralph Bowen “Standard Deviation”…

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jazzandblues.blogspot.com           Ralph Bowen – Standard Deviation (Posi-Tone, 2014) Ralph Bowen is widely active in New Jersey and New York as a saxophonist and educator. This album finds him recording selections from the standard repertoire in the company of of Bill O’Connell on piano, Kenny Davis on bass and Donald Edwards on drums. Although the material ...Read More

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July 23rd, 2014 at 11:34 am

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Here are some French Reviews for several of our 2014 releases…

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www.culturejazz.fr DISCLAIMER: ALL TRANSLATIONS BY GOOGLE               Steve DAVIS : “For Real” Le tromboniste Steve Davis (né en 1967 aux USA) reste très attaché aux émanations du be-bop. Dans ce nouvel album il s’exprime avec verve et générosité sur ses propres compositions, essentiellement. Remarquablement entouré, il laisse de l’e ...Read More

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June 18th, 2014 at 11:08 am

Walt Weiskopf and Ralph Bowen get high praise from Richard Kamins of StepTempest …

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steptempest.blogspot.com If ever there was an apropos name for recording, “Overdrive” is the one.  The brand new CD by saxophonist/composer Walt Weiskopf, his debut on Posi-Tone, is powered by the rhythm section of Donald  Edwards(drums), David Wong (bass) and Peter Zak (piano). The leader, who sticks to tenor sax for this date, also utilizes the talents of Yotam Silberste ...Read More

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June 17th, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Ralph Bowen “Standard Deviation” gets a review on Dusted in Exile….

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dustedmagazine.tumblr.com Ralph Bowen – Standard Deviation (Posi-Tone) With a title that risks accusations of the overly arch, tenorist Ralph Bowen’s Standard Deviation still telegraphs its intent with admirable economy. Eight standards parsed and pieced back together in deviously different forms by a quartet of equals. Bowen quotes Zappa in the gatefold sleeve, and that influence is tan ...Read More

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June 16th, 2014 at 2:29 pm

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AAJ’s Glenn Astarita reviews Ralph Bowen “Standard Deviation”…

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www.allaboutjazz.com Ralph Bowen: Standard Deviation (2014) By GLENN ASTARITA,  Published: May 20, 2014 Track review of “Yesterdays”  Tenor saxophonist Ralph Bowen (Out Of The Blue, Horace Silver, Michel Camillo) is a highly regarded New York-based artiste and an idea man who can stand with the best of them. With his fifth solo venture for Posi- Tone Records Bowen tackles standa ...Read More

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May 20th, 2014 at 10:47 am

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Ralph Bowen is on WBGO’s radar….

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www.wbgo.org Saxophonist Ralph Bowen has made his mark on the New York jazz scene for over three decades with what he calls “casual perfectionism.” He’s been documented on over 70 recordings, including those with Horace Silver, Kenny Garrett, Renee Rosnes, Michel Camilo and Steve Wilson. Bowen has appeared with Art Blakey, Michael Brecker, Ron Carter, Kenny Barron and Gary Bart ...Read More

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May 14th, 2014 at 12:14 pm

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Another review for Ralph Bowen’s new release…

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midwestrecord.com RALPH BOWEN/Standard Deviation: Here’s an experiment that really works well. Sax man Bowen tackles the standards, one generally presented in mellow tones, but he changes things up and gives them a hard edge. Solidly swinging post-bop, Bowen and his crew get inside the music and find things generally never brought out on these tunes except in church basements, if at all. H ...Read More

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May 14th, 2014 at 10:10 am

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SomethingElse Reviews Ralph Bowen’s new release “Standard Deviation”…

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somethingelsereviews.com Tenor saxophone ace Ralph Bowen had been such a non-stop record-making machine since he signed up withPosi-Tone Records around 2009, but he spent 2013 catching his breath, so to speak. And now, he returns with his fifth release for the label, Standard Deviation (out May 13). Returning to the usual acoustic quartet format following his organ jazz encounter with Jared ...Read More

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