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Ulysses Owens Jr.: Songs of Freedom (Resilience Music Alliance)

One sign of a successful concept album is that it doesn’t wear out its welcome. Drummer, producer, and savvy musical ringleader Ulysses Owens Jr. showcases four very different vocalists on Songs of Freedom, an album that could have easily expanded to twice its nine songs—all of them associated with or written by Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, … Read More “Ulysses Owens Jr.: Songs of Freedom (Resilience Music Alliance)”

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Ulysses Owens Jr.: Onward and Upward

There’s such a sense of ease to Ulysses Owens’ third album as a leader, you know the 31-year-old drummer has strongly benefited from his work as a sideman with such high-profile artists as Christian McBride, Kurt Elling and Mulgrew Miller. A collection of relaxed-in-the-groove numbers including three pop-soul covers, Onward and Upward invests heavily in … Read More “Ulysses Owens Jr.: Onward and Upward”

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