Owens finds fresh approaches to various flavors of the swing timeline - Art Blakey and the refractions of Buhaina established by Mulgrew Miller and Bobby Watson (each a one-time employer); Tony Williams’ two phases with the Miles Davis Quintet; Ed Thigpen’s crispness with the Oscar Peterson Trio - within a 21st century context. It’s a must-hear.
ULYSSES OWENS Jr., drums
NICHOLAS PAYTON, trumpet
MICHAEL DEASE, trombone on tracks 1 & 2
JALEEL SHAW, alto sax on tracks 1, 2, 5 & 6
CHRISTIAN SANDS, piano
CRISTIAN McBRIDE, bass
Recorded in New York, October 19, 2011.
01. Good and Terrible
02. Con Alma
05. Party Time
06. Beardom X
07. You Make Me Feel So Young;
08. Cherokee; 09. Cute and Sixy