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Jonathan Rowden

Charlie Haden

“Los Angeles-based saxophonist and bandleader Jonathan Rowden is making some notable noise as a worthy player and conceptualist way out west, to quote Sonny Rollins…unabashed emotionality, compositional breadth and occasional flights of free-ish fancy, adding up to…a West Coaster with something fresh to say and play.”

– Josef Woodard, Downbeat Magazine September 2014

” The Jonathan Rowden Group achieves spiritual unity uncommon in much of jazz today.”

“the Jonathan Rowden Group is a spiritual group, but with their uncommon approach to jazz with unusual percussion, the tactical use of electronics and avant-garde impressions, “spiritual” doesn’t equate to “sounds like Coltrane.” They achieve this feeling in their own way.”

– S. Victor Aaron, Something Else! Reviews, 2014