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Like Minds

by Bryan Bowman

Like Minds, is the debut recording of music by the talented jazz drummer-composer Bryan Bowman, with stirring modern original music that is both a logical extension of jazz’s tradition and a look into its future.
Genre: Jazz: Bebop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Pick You Up
4:22 album only
2. The Undone
6:37 album only
3. Needles Everywhere
5:55 album only
4. Entitled
5:57 album only
5. Restless Boy
7:26 album only
6. Other One
5:57 album only
7. Sleeping Cutie
6:22 album only
8. Baloo's
5:41 album only
9. Upper Hand
5:23 album only
10. Like Minds
4:53 album only
11. Border
5:57 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Like Minds is the debut recording by the jazz drummer and composer Bryan Bowman. The set is comprised of unique and modern original music that is at once a logical extension of jazz’s tradition and a look into its future. The music is played by some of the finest San Francisco Bay Area musicians who have each accompanied numerous famous American Jazz Artists in their careers.

This mainstream jazz recording is provocative, energetic, heart wrenching and ultimately accessible and truly listenable. The soulful authenticity of this exciting and reflective work speaks clearly to jazz fans versed in the rich music and legacy of our highly treasured and well loved African American jazz masters - far too numerous to name. 

The group approaches each new song as they would any standard jazz form - allowing the tuneful yet modern melodies to provide inspiration for lively improvisations sharing the breadth of their combined experience and virtuosity.

Bryan Bowman is a mainstay in the San Francisco jazz scene. He has worked with such notables as Mary Stallings, Eric Reed, Deron Johnson, Matt Penman, Ratso Harris, Mark Levine, Larry Vuckovich and Noel Jewkes among many others.

He is joined on this date by Ian Carey on trumpet, Bob Kenmotsu on saxophone, Matt Clark on piano and Doug Miller on bass.

Like Minds is the first opportunity to fully experience Bryan Bowman’s original compositions and it promises to be thought of as one of the more significant jazz releases of 2015.
Song Descriptions

Pick You Up - Fast bebop tune in the vein of Mulgrew Miller and Kenny Baron with shades of Max Roach and Clifford Brown.

The Undone - Lively African 6/8 feel. An anthem-like melody reminiscent the rhythmically inspired melodic themes played by Old And New Dreams.

Needles Everywhere - A mainstream jazz tune with an uplifting light tone. The accessibility of this song is deceptive as the harmony has some highly chromatic parallel motion and unexpected resolutions.

Entitled - A brooding 3/4 ballad featuring Harmon muted trumpet and tenor in unison. This tune evokes the late 60's Miles Davis Quintet with a dark and sharply dramatic theme that is ultimately triumphant.

Restless Boy - A lively and modern rock/jazz tune which was inspired by the great Miroslav Vitous record Mountain In The Clouds.

Other One - A medium Fast bebop tune incorporating compositional elements of Bud Powell and Joe Henderson, with a completely unique chord structure on the bridge likely never used in the post bop era but surprisingly fitting.

Sleeping Cutie - A medium tempo Bossa Nova. The composition itself and Ian Carey's flugelhorn tone is a nod to the great Tom Harrell.

Baloo's - A straight ahead medium blues in F that reminds one of the strikingly angular melodies of Charles Mingus and Joe Henderson.

Upper Hand - An upbeat rock-jazz tune with a Cedar Walton (Eastern Rebellion) flair.

Like Minds - (Title track) This medium jazz song is an homage to Wayne Shorter and Kenny Baron.

Border - A subtle reflective piano trio ballad in 3/4 calling to mind compositions of Fred Hersh and Mulgrew Miller.



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