Owen, Chuck

Mama, 2009CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 15.3

Jazz Ruler Type: BigBand
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Director Chuck Owen leads The Jazz Surge, a brass rich large ensemble performing compositions of the late Michael Brecker. The band is fortified with guest artists Mike Stern (g), Randy Brecker (t), Dave Liebman (ts) and Joe Lovano (ts). The music selection is good, the new arrangements are fresh and execution is flawless. Layering and dynamics are very good. Our favorite tracks are “Peep” and “The Mean Time”. It you enjoy big bands and fusion; they are combined here in an enjoyable package.


Publicist: D. L. Media