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Pianist/composer/arranger Chuck Owen's multiple Grammy nominations over the last two decades honored his instrumental "Jazz Surge" Big Band's achievements. Here, through lyrics he's written for several of his compositions - all beautifully interpreted by Kate McGarry - Owen more directly reveals his music's intent. His genre-defying sextet of creative improvisors move freely through his expansive compositions - from urban funk to folk music, swing to contemporary classical, in a manner that is not self-conscious but assured, heartfelt, and deeply musical. With Sara Caswell's lyrical, sometimes haunting violin, paired with Corey Christiansen's blues-drenched guitars or Jack Wilkins' expansive sax performance, the group deftly embraces the sonic groundwork of drummers Danny Gottlieb & Matt Wilson along with bassist Mark Neuenschwander and Owen on piano & keys. "Like water, Owen's music will go everywhere it can: his colors are amazingly diverse." - New York Music Daily. Owen opens up the music to the rafters......as yearning becomes these tremendous bursts of dynamic drama, form, and splendor. - Medium.
Pianist/composer/arranger Chuck Owen's multiple Grammy nominations over the last two decades honored his instrumental "Jazz Surge" Big Band's achievements. Here, through lyrics he's written for several of his compositions - all beautifully interpreted by Kate McGarry - Owen more directly reveals his music's intent. His genre-defying sextet of creative improvisors move freely through his expansive compositions - from urban funk to folk music, swing to contemporary classical, in a manner that is not self-conscious but assured, heartfelt, and deeply musical. With Sara Caswell's lyrical, sometimes haunting violin, paired with Corey Christiansen's blues-drenched guitars or Jack Wilkins' expansive sax performance, the group deftly embraces the sonic groundwork of drummers Danny Gottlieb & Matt Wilson along with bassist Mark Neuenschwander and Owen on piano & keys. "Like water, Owen's music will go everywhere it can: his colors are amazingly diverse." - New York Music Daily. Owen opens up the music to the rafters......as yearning becomes these tremendous bursts of dynamic drama, form, and splendor. - Medium.
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Magic Light
Artist: Owen, Chuck & Resurgence
Format: CD
New: Available $16.98
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Spinning Wheel
2. Can't Remember Why
3. ... and Your Point Is?
4. Omaha
5. Apalachicola
6. We Rise
7. What Once Was Lost
8. Magic Light

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Pianist/composer/arranger Chuck Owen's multiple Grammy nominations over the last two decades honored his instrumental "Jazz Surge" Big Band's achievements. Here, through lyrics he's written for several of his compositions - all beautifully interpreted by Kate McGarry - Owen more directly reveals his music's intent. His genre-defying sextet of creative improvisors move freely through his expansive compositions - from urban funk to folk music, swing to contemporary classical, in a manner that is not self-conscious but assured, heartfelt, and deeply musical. With Sara Caswell's lyrical, sometimes haunting violin, paired with Corey Christiansen's blues-drenched guitars or Jack Wilkins' expansive sax performance, the group deftly embraces the sonic groundwork of drummers Danny Gottlieb & Matt Wilson along with bassist Mark Neuenschwander and Owen on piano & keys. "Like water, Owen's music will go everywhere it can: his colors are amazingly diverse." - New York Music Daily. Owen opens up the music to the rafters......as yearning becomes these tremendous bursts of dynamic drama, form, and splendor. - Medium.
        
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