Like Minds reaches #1 spot in Top 15 of 2015, Desert Island Jazz with David May, WHFC and Pure Jazz Radio, Baltimore.
Clearly, a hidden treasure and a gem of an album, Like Minds shines all over.
Ed Blanco – All About Jazz
If you like your jazz straightahead down the line, you’re gonna love this vintage hard bop sounding quintet lead by drummer Bryan Bowman.
George Harris – Jazz Times
Bowman understands how strongly soft dynamics can impact the serious listener…
-San Francisco Examiner
Like Minds CD a “noteworthy local jazz release” in KQED’s Top Ten Bay Area Jazz Releases of 2015
The Debut CD Bryan Bowman – Like Minds was released on May 5th, 2015! This exciting album of all original compositions features some of the finest Bay Area musicians.
Ian Carey – trumpet
Bob Kenmotsu – sax
Matt Clark – piano
Doug Miller – bass
Bryan Bowman – drums
All Compositions are by Bryan Bowman
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bryanlbowman at gmail dot com
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 with 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 invokes Wayne Shorter and Kenny Baron.
Border – A subtle piano trio ballad in 3/4 calling to mind compositions of Fred Hersh and Mulgrew Miller.
All compositions by Bryan Bowman. All rights reserved. Copyright 2015 Bryan Bowman Music. ASCAP
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