Closing out December and 2018, we invite alto saxophonist, composer and arranger Chris Bowden to the Dusk Dubs family, who shines a light on the music that connects him to different times from his youth.
Originally from Birmingham, UK, he began his professional career with The K-Creative in the early 1990's acid-jazz boom, and also worked with Palm Skin Productions, Jessica Lauren, and Jhelisa.
He has worked across a variety of genres from acoustic jazz to hip hop and drum and bass. As well as his solo releases he has contributed to music by 4 Hero, The Herbaliser, and The Heritage Orchestra among others. He is currently active with The Tomorrow Band and Scorched Earth.
"These are tunes mostly from my early youth and my 20’s.... so they’re all from my early youth then!!!....I have always loved Jazz, not because I understood it, but because how it made me feel. These tunes connect me to different times in my life, it’s interesting because I can see a direct relationship between this music and my career. Thanks for asking me, it’s been my absolute pleasure." [[CHRIS]]
You can find Chris HERE:
You can catch Chris recreating one of his most revered albums, when he plays TIME CAPSULE ‘LIVE’ on 22nd January 2019.
For one night only the whole album will be recreated by Chris Bowden and a 12 piece “Time Capsule” Ensemble at London’s Union Chapel. Tickets HERE
“This is the album that connected it all.” Gilles Peterson 2018
Chris Bowden’s debut album Time Capsule was first released on Soul Jazz Records in 1992 to universal and widespread critical acclaim. Now 20 years on a new wave of current jazz artists led by the likes of Kamasi Washington in the USA and a host of British artists – Shabaka Hutchings, Sons of Kemet, Ezra Collective, Moses Boyd, Nubya Garcia, Fourtet, Yussef Kamaal, Tenderlonious, Binker & Moses – have brought this original ground-breaking album into the limelight once more as a pivotal starting point, sharing many of the aesthetics of these current artists at work today.
Musically inspired by the spiritual jazz of John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp, Don Cherry et al paired with a modern electronic music sensibility. Chris Bowden’s Time Capsule has stood the test of time like few other albums (as the title of the album suggested), and remains a pivotal, wholly-successful and original experimental musical collage, a radical inspiration and forebearer to many of the best progressive jazz and electronic artists working today.
The album has been fully re-mastered by Soul Jazz Records and re-issued in 2018 (BUY HERE)
1) Miles Davis - Will O The Wisp (Sketches of Spain LP)
2) Herbie Hancock - Butterfly (Thrust LP )
3) Weather Report - Night Passage (Night Passage LP)
4) Nancy Wilson - Save Your Love For Me (Nancy Wilson / Cannonball Adderley LP)
5) Roland Kirk - Three For The Festival (We Free Kings LP)
6) Lalo Schifrin - Bullitt (Main title) (Bullitt OST LP)
7) James Mason - Sweet Power, Your Embrace (Rhythm of Life LP)
8) Paul Motian Trio - Two For Tea (On Broadway Vol 4 or the Paradox Of Continuity LP)
9) Pat Metheny - Two Folk Songs (1st & 2nd) (80/81 LP)
10) John Coltrane - Central Park West (Coltrane’s Sound LP)
11) Charlie Mingus - Better Git It In Your Soul (Ah Um LP)
12) Stone Alliance - Sweetie Pie (Stone Aliiance LP)
13) Brad Mehldau - Blackbird (Art Of The Trio LP)
14) Gill Evans - There Comes A Time (There Comes A Time LP)