Owens, Ulysses

BSOBold Media, 2009CD
Instrument: Drums

Issue: 15.4

Jazz Ruler Type: funk
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Drummer Ulysses Owens is the master behind the U. O. Project. He leads a fine band and also composed four of the seven compositions. Owens lays down some funky beats for these jazzy selections. They start with “N’Awlins Greens” interlacing the D.E.A. Horns and Tim Green (sax) with Sullivan Foster on the B3. “Cyclic Episode” is more of a neobop tune with Foster switching to the piano. Alicia Olatuja sings with passionate soul on “Stop This Train” before they swing hard on “The Maestro Blues” with strong solos from Ben Williams (b) and Owens. They wrap up the set with “Sing” a spiritual ballad featuring lead vocals by Nicholas Ryan Gant. It is a well-balanced album.


Publicist: Kari-On Productions