Jazz is sometimes referred to as “America’s classical music”. It has been 15 years since alto-saxophonist Soweto Kinch breathed life into the British jazz scene with a Mercury-nominated debut album, Conversations With the Unseen He seemed to be first in a technology of musicians who had been brought up acquainted with each jazz and hip-hop, a fusion he’s pursued ever since – sometimes a bit of clumsily, however with a passion and a forthrightness that’s all the time value hearing.
It was nonetheless as a Jazz Guitarist that he became well-known – with a fast fluid style harking back to the good Django Reinheardt but with a distinctive country twang he is blazed a trail all through his career – the truth that Les Paul still played to audiences in his ninety’s is testament to how vital this man is.
In just the previous several years, Ulysses Owens, Jr. has performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center with artists including Christian McBride, Joey Alexander, Steve Wilson, Mulgrew Miller, Steve Nelson, the Swing Collective, and the New Century Jazz Quintet.
Jazz Musicians: Miles Davis, Arturo Sandoval, Maynard Ferguson, Louis Armstrong, Woody Shaw, Freddie Hubbard, Russell Gunn, Wallace Roney, Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti, Kermit Ruffins, Chet Baker, Erik Truffaz, Rick Braun, Philip Dizack, Dizzy Gillespie, Artwork Farmer, Al Hirt, Herb Alpert , William “Lee” Hogans, Don Cherry, Roy Eldridge, Dave Douglas, Astrud Gilberto, Sonny Rollins , Don Braden, David Sanborn, Billy Childs, Charles Mingus, Diana Krall, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Bob Berg, David “Fathead” Newman, Ben Webster, Artwork Blakey, Billie Vacation, Rely Basie, Duke Ellington, George Benson , Herbie Hancock, Dexter Gordon, Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Parker, Donald Byrd, Ornette Coleman, Max Roach, Gene Krupa, Jimmy Cleveland, Donald Malloy, Stan Getz, Clifford Brown, Alex Sipiagin, Corey Wilkes, and Harry Connick Jr.
Dixieland was characterised by the convergence of many varieties – polyrhythmic ragtimes, the low pitch of blue notes, French Quadrilles, and improvisation, in addition to a large rhythm part of the trombone, trumpets, tuba, guitars, clarinet, the piano, drums, and banjo.