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Ralph Bowen Quintet - Soul Proprietor
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.
1. Invitation (Bronislaw Kaper)
2. Soul Proprietor (Ralph Bowen)
3. My Ideal (Richard Whiting / Neville Chase / Leo Robin)
4. Spikes (Ralph Bowen)
5. Under A Cloud (Ralph Bowen)
6. The First Stone (Ralph Bowen)
7. Inner Urge (Joe Henderson)
8. Meltdown (Ralph Bowen)
9. Peace (Horace Silver)
Total Time: 70:36
Recorded May 24, 2001 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Max Bolleman
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