The Jazz Session #242: Ralph Bowen

Saxophonist Ralph Bowen returns with Power Play (Posi-Tone, 2011), his third CD in as many years. In this interview, Bowen talks about why he enjoys writing his own music; the importance of his bandmates in creating the right studio environment; and the lessons he learned from his time with Horace Silver. Learn more at

Tracks used in this episode: K.D.’s Blues; Drumheller Valley; My One And Only Love; Two-Line Pass; The Good Sheppard; Bella Firenze.

Author: Jason Crane

2 thoughts on “The Jazz Session #242: Ralph Bowen

  1. What great songs! The saxophonist has a pure sound, precise and there is no despair to resolve the phrases: melodic all the time. Impressive the whole band going together, each member playing clear.

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