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Chuck Owen

The recipient of five individual GRAMMY nominations as well as a prestigious 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship, Chuck Owen’s compositions have been performed throughout the world; by the Netherlands’ Metropole Orch., WDR Big Band, Brussels Jazz Orch., Aarhus Big Band, Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orch., Tonight Show Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony, and numerous others.  

However, since 1995, Owen’s primary creative outlet has been his own 19-piece Jazz Surge.  Serving as conductor as well as primary composer/arranger, he has produced each of the Surge’s 7 highly feted CDs.  Whispers On the Wind, released in 2017, was recognized with 4 GRAMMY Nominations (including for best composition) while also named #1 Big Band Album in the annual Jazz Station Awards.  River Runs (2013), a stunning 5-movement genre-bending orchestral/big band hybrid and The Comet’s Tail (2009) also received GRAMMY nominations.   

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Magic Light

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2024
Track listing: Spinning Wheel; Can’t Remember Why; . . . And Your Point Is??; Omaha; Apalachicola; We Rise; What Once Was Lost ; Magic Light.

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We Rise

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Label: Origin Records
Released: 2024
Duration: 06:33

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Christine Jensen, Sonny Clark, Nina Simone and Others

Read "Christine Jensen, Sonny Clark, Nina Simone and Others" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This episode, as usual, goes all over the jazz landscape with current names like Christine Jensen and Marius Neset as well as classic figures of the past such as Sonny Clark and Nina Simone. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry ...

Article: Album Review

Chuck Owen: Renderings

Read "Renderings" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Nato dalla collaborazione tra la WDR Big Band e Chuck Owen, Renderings conferma quest'ultimo ai vertici dell'orchestrazione mainstream contemporanea e l'orchestra tedesca l'autorevole e avvincente ensemble che sappiamo. L'idea del progetto nasce quando la splendida sassofonista della big band, Karolina Strassmayer, ha chiesto a Chuck di arrangiare una sua composizione, stimolando il bandleader a impegnarsi in ...

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Renderings

Label: MAMA Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Knife’s Edge; …And Your Point Is?; Of Mystery and Beauty; This Love of Mine; Fall Calls; Arabian Nights; A Ridge Away; Canoe.

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Chuck Owen, Taj Mahal, Kris Davis and Others

Read "Chuck Owen, Taj Mahal, Kris Davis and Others" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This episode includes a lot of diverse music, including Chuck Owen with the WDR Big Band, Taj Mahal's tuba band, Kris Davis' Diatom Ribbons, and other artists such as Alex Conde, and Ellery Eskelin. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait To Get Back Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry ...

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Darcy James Argue, Miho Hazama, Steve Lehman, Pascal Le Boeuf & More

Read "Darcy James Argue, Miho Hazama, Steve Lehman, Pascal Le Boeuf & More" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Large ensembles, big bands, orchestras... A playlist replete of successful experiments in the art of more is more... Happy listening! Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Chuck Owen, WDR Big Band ..."And Your Point Is" Renderings (MAMA) 0:16 Host talks 9:00 Gard Nilssen's Supersonic ...

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New Music From Carter, Arina Fujiwara, Wang, Perelman And More

Read "New Music From Carter, Arina Fujiwara, Wang, Perelman And More" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this show we present all new music from Daniel Carter, Alex Louloudis & Zack Clarke, Arina Fujiwara, Jeff Babko, Ivo Perelman & Matt Moran, Jambal & Tristan de Liège, Gregory Lewis, Ruiqi Wang, Chein Chein Lu, Kris Berg, Pete Escovedo, Chuck Owen, and, Arthur Kell. Playlist Show Intro 00:00 Daniel Carter, Ayumi ...

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Knife's Edge

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Label: MAMA Records
Released: 2023
Duration: 6:04


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