Ralph Bowen

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Ralph Bowen
Born (1961-12-24) December 24, 1961 (age 55)
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Tenor saxophone, flute
Labels Criss Cross, Posi-Tone
Website Official website

Ralph Bowen is a Canadian-born jazz saxophonist, born on December 24, 1961, at Guelph, Ontario.[1]

Bowen started piano lessons at and early age, with clarinet and saxophone lessons following soon after. By the age of thirteen, he was leading his own quartet and performing in big bands in the Toronto area. As a teenager, Bowen was awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to study music with Pat LaBarbera and Phil Nimmons at the Banff School of Fine Arts. While in Toronto, he studied with LaBarbera for a total of eight years and developed a long-time association with drummer Keith Blackley and his father educator/drummer Jim Blackley. As well, he performed and recorded with Canadian fusion group Manteca.

In 1983 and 1984, he was awarded two more grants to pursue his musical studies in the Jazz Department at Indiana University, where his teacher was David Baker. In 1985, the same year he and Cecil Taylor were voted "Main Jazz Men of the Year" by Canada's Toronto Globe and Mail, Bowen won the audition for the Blue Note Records co-leader position of the contemporary all-star New York based jazz band known as Out of the Blue (OTB). He moved to New York, and would eventually record four albums for Blue Note. Thereafter, he recorded a series of albums for the Dutch label Criss Cross Jazz. Most recently, he has been recording for the USA-based label Posi-Tone Records.

In 1986, Bowen began to tour with internationally acclaimed jazz pianist Michel Camilo with whom he eventually recorded a number of albums and movies soundtracks. In addition, between 1986 and 1991, Bowen also completed three world tours with jazz pianist Horace Silver, and toured Europe with critically acclaimed pianist Jim Beard. He has also had long-time associations with other leaders including pianists Orrin Evans, Jim Trompeter, Renee Rosnes, and Earl MacDonald; drummer Ralph Peterson, Jr..; bassist Charles Fambrough, and composer Dr. Anthony Branker.

Bowen has been in charge of the program in jazz at Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts and is a resident of Piscataway, New Jersey.[2]

Discography[edit]

As a Leader[edit]

  • Ralph Bowen, 2017 (Posi-Tone)
  • Standard Deviation, 2014 (Posi-Tone)
  • Total Eclipse, 2012 (Posi-Tone)
  • Power Play, 2011 (Posi-Tone)
  • Due Reverence, 2010 (Posi-Tone)
  • Dedicated, 2009 (Posi-Tone)
  • Five, 2008 (Criss Cross)
  • Keep the Change, 2004 (Criss Cross)
  • Soul Proprietor, 2002 (Criss Cross)
  • A Morning View, 2001 (Ratamacue)
  • Movin' On, 1992 (Criss Cross)

As a Co-leader[edit]

Out of the Blue
  • Out of the Blue (1985) Blue Note
  • Inside Track (1986) Blue Note
  • Live in Mt Fuji (1986) Blue Note
  • Spiral Staircase (1989) Blue Note
Other projects

As a Sideman[edit]

2017

  • Michael Dease Sextet “Tba” Posi-Tone

2016

  • Dr. Anthony Branker and Imagine "Beauty Within" Origin Records
  • Jae Sinnett Quartet “Zero to 60” J-Nett Records
  • Andre White & Dave Laing “Give the Drummer Some” DK Records

2014

  • Dr. Anthony Branker and Word Play “The Forward Suite” Origin

2013

  • Bob Devos “Shadow Box” ASM
  • Dr. Anthony Branker and Word Play “Uppity” Origin

2012

  • Dr. Anthony Branker and Ascent “Together” Origin
  • Conrad Herwig “A Voice Through The Door” Criss cross
  • John Hyde Group “Song of Seaview” Death Defying

2011

  • Jared Gold “All Wrapped-Up” Posi-Tone
  • Captain Black Big Band “Captain Black Big Band” Posi-Tone
  • Dr. Anthony Branker-Word Play “Dialogic” Origin

2010

  • Anthony Branker and Ascent “Dance Music” Origin

2009

  • John Hyde “John Hyde Quartet” Death Defying
  • Jim Rotondi “The Move” Criss Cross
  • Nino Josele “Espanola” Warner
  • Dr. Anthony Branker & Ascent “Blessings” Origin
  • Kenny Davis “Kenny Davis Group” Daken

2008

  • Earl MacDonald Big Band “re:Visions – WFJO” Death Defying
  • The Brenan Brothers “The Throwdown” Death Defying
  • Andrew/Hutchinson Trio “Music Box”
  • Papo Vaquez Mighty Pirates “Marooned” (GRAMMY NOMINATED) Aislado

2007

  • Jim Trompeter Quintet “Live at the Green Mill”

2006

  • LUVPARK “LUVPARK II” Imani

2005

  • Brian Lynch “Con Clave” Criss Cross
  • Tony Deangelis “Everybody's Song” TAJ Records
  • Orrin Evans “Easy Now” Criss Cross

2004

  • LUVPARK “Luvpark” Imani
  • Sciora “Sciora”
  • Dr. Anthony Branker and Ascent “Spirit Songs” Origin
  • Mark Sweetman “Remembering J. Coltrane” Marcmuse

2002

  • Orrin Evans “Meant to Shine” Palmetto

2001

  • Marc Sweetman “All Paths Lead to One” Marcmuse
  • Craig Schoedler “By the Water” Progressive

2000

  • The Fins “Superstar” Fins
  • Seed “Seed” Hipnotic
  • Vince Dimura “Imperfect Balance” Dimura

1999

  • Orrin Evans “Listen to the Band” Criss Cross
  • Len Bryant “It's Now Midnight” Len
  • Ralph Peterson “Back to Stay” Sirocco

1998

  • Orrin Evans “Captain Black” Criss Cross
  • Dawn Warren “Dawn” Imani
  • Ana Belen “lorquiana” BMG
  • Barry Sames “Awaiting the Spirit” Intrigue
  • Orrin Evans “Grown Folks Business” Criss Cross

1997

  • Marc Sweetman “Inspired” Marc Muse
  • K-Jazz All-Stars/Amigos “Spirit Talk” K-Jazz
  • Nilda Fernandez “Innu Nikamu” EMI
  • The Fins “Blues Print” Fins
  • K-Jazz All-Stars “Strait Ahead” K-Jazz
  • Earl McDonald “Schroeder's Tantrum” Radioland

1996

  • Michel Camilo “Two Much Soundtrack”Verve
  • John Serry “Enchantress” Telarc
  • Esque “Strangers No More” K-Jaz
  • George Johnson “Turquoise Ocean” A Records

1995

  • Fortune/Vinson/Cruse “Crusin'” K-Jazz
  • INNOVATORS “Sam Cardon & Kurt Bestor” Treble V
  • Didier Lockwood “New York Rendezvous” JMS (Premier recording of original composition “Gordon”)

Didier Lockwood-Violin; Dave Liebman-Saxophone; Dave Kikoski-Piano; Dave Holland -Bass; Peter Erskine-Drums; Jim Beard-Producer

  • Charles Fambrough “Keeper of the Spirit” Audioquest

1994

  • Free Trade “Free Trade” Justin Time
  • Michel Camilo “One More Once” Columbia
  • Vince Dimura “Black on White” Angel Tear

1993

  • Jon Herington “Complete Rhyming Dictionary” Pioneer
  • Various Artists “Jazz Valentine-In the Mood” Music Masters

1992

  • Benny Carter “Harlem Renaissance” Music Masters

1991

  • Horace Silver “Rockin' with Rachmoninov” Bop City

1990

  • Michel Camilo “On the Other Hand” Columbia
  • Renee Rosnes “Renee Rosnes” Blue Note
  • Michel Camilo Sextet “Jazzin TV”
  • Manteca “Extra, Extra” Duke Street

1989

  • OTB-Out of the Blue “Spiral Staircase” Blue Note

1986

  • Various Artists “Blue Note '86” Blue Note
  • OTB-Out of the Blue “Live at Mt. Fuji” Blue Note
  • OTB-Out of the Blue “Inside Track” Blue Note

1985

  • OTB-Out of the Blue “Out of the Blue” Blue Note
  • Manteca “Strength in Numbers” Ready

Complete Discography[edit]

2017

  • Ralph Bowen "Ralph Bowen" Posi-Tone
  • Michael Dease Sextet “Tba” Posi-Tone

2016

  • Dr. Anthony Branker and Imagine "Beauty Within" Origin Records
  • Jae Sinnett Quartet “Zero to 60” J-Nett Records
  • Andre White & Dave Laing “Give the Drummer Some” DK Records

2014

  • Ralph Bowen "Standard Deviation" Posi-Tone
  • Dr. Anthony Branker and Word Play “The Forward Suite” Origin

2013

  • Bob Devos “Shadow Box” ASM
  • Dr. Anthony Branker and Word Play “Uppity” Origin

2012

  • Ralph Bowen "Total Eclipse" Posi-Tone
  • Dr. Anthony Branker and Ascent “Together” Origin
  • Conrad Herwig “A Voice Through The Door” Criss cross
  • John Hyde Group “Song of Seaview” Death Defying

2011

  • Ralph Bowen "Power Play" Posi-tone
  • Anthony Branker & Ascent "Dance Music" Origin
  • Jared Gold "All Wrapped Up" Posi-Tone
  • Captain Black Big Band (Self-Titled) Posi-Tone

2010

  • Ralph Bowen "Due Reverence" Posi-tone
  • John Hyde "John Hyde Quartet"
  • Jim Rotondi "The Move" Criss Cross
  • Nino Josele "Espanola" Warner

2009

  • Ralph Bowen "Dedicated" Posi-tone
  • Kenny Davis Group "Kenny Davis" Daken
  • Anthony Branker & Ascent "Blessings" Origin

2008

  • The Brenan Brothers "The Throwdown" Death-Defying
  • Jim Trompeter Quintet "Live at the Green Mill"
  • Andrew/Hutchinson Trio "Music Box"
  • Papo Vaquez Mighty Pirates "Marooned" Aislado
  • Ralph Bowen Quintet "Five" Criss Cross

2006

  • Ralph Bowen LUVPARK II Imani
  • Anthony Branker & Ascent "Spirit Songs" Origin

2005

  • Brian Lynch "Con Clave" Criss Cross
  • Tony Deangelis "Everybody's Song"

2004

  • Horace Silver "Rockin' w/Rachmoninov Bop City
  • LUVPARK "Luvpark" Imani
  • Ralph Bowen Quintet "Keep the Change" Criss Cross
  • Sciora "Sciora"

2003

  • Mark Sweetman "Remembering John Coltrane" Marcmuse

2002

  • Orrin Evans "Meant to Shine" Palmetto
  • Ralph Bowen "Soul Proprietor" Criss Cross

2001

  • Ralph Bowen "A Morning View" Ratamacue
  • Marc Sweetman "All Paths Lead to One" Marcmuse
  • Bob Murphy Quartet "Free On The Inside" Roadhouse
  • Craig Schoedler "By the Water" Progressive
  • Vince Dimura "Imperfect Balance" Dimura

2000

  • The Fins "Superstar" Fins
  • Seed "Seed" Hipnotic
  • Orrin Evans "Listen to the Band" Criss Cross
  • Len Bryant "It's Now Midnight" Len

1999

  • Ralph Peterson "Back to Stay" Sirocco
  • Orrin Evans "Old Folk's Business" Criss Cross

1998

  • Orrin Evans "Captain Black" Criss Cross
  • Dawn Warren "Dawn" Imani
  • Marc Sweetman "Inspired" Marc Muse
  • K-Jazz All-Stars/Amigos "Spirit Talk" K-Jazz
  • Nilda Fernandez "Innu Nikamu" EMI

1997

  • George Johnson "Turquoise Ocean" A Records
  • The Fins "Blues Print" Fins
  • K-Jazz All-Stars "Strait Ahead" K-Jazz
  • Earl McDonald "Schroeder's Tantrum" CBC

1996

  • Michel Camilo "Too Much" Verve
  • John Serry "Enchantress" Telarc
  • Esque "Strangers No More" K-Jazz

1995

  • Michel Camilo "Two Much Soundtrack" Verve
  • Fortune/Vinson/Cruse "Crusin'" K-Jazz

1994

  • Charles Fambrough "Keeper of the Spirit" Audioquest
  • Free Trade "Free Trade" Justin Time
  • Michel Camilo "One More Once" Columbia
  • Vince Dimura "Black on White" Angel Tear
  • Barry Sames "Awaiting the Spirit" Intrigue

1993

  • Jon Herington "Complete Rhyming Dictionary"
  • Pioneer Various Artists "Jazz Valentine-In the Mood" Music Masters

1992

  • Ralph Bowen "Movin' On" Criss Cross
  • Benny Carter "Harlem Renaissance" Music Masters

1991

  • Horace Silver "Rockin' with Rachmoninov" Emerald

1990

  • Michel Camilo "On the Other Hand" Columbia
  • Renee Rosnes "Renee Rosnes" Blue Note
  • Bobby Watson & Horizon "Post-Motown Bop" Blue Note

1989

  • OTB "Spiral Staircase" Blue Note

1986

  • Various Artists "Blue Note '86" Blue Note
  • OTB "Live at Mt. Fuji" Blue Note
  • OTB "Inside Track" Blue Note

1985

  • OTB "Out of the Blue" Blue Note
  • Manteca "Extra, Extra" Duke Street
  • Manteca "Strength in Numbers" Ready

Recorded Compositions[edit]

Recorded Original Compositions[edit]

2017

  • Ralph Bowen “Ralph Bowen” Posi-Tone

Cache Cache

A Rookery of Ravens

A Leap of Leopards

A Pandemonium of Parrots

A Flamboyance of Flamingos

A Venue of Vultures

A Cast of Crabs

2012

  • Ralph Bowen “Total Eclipse” Posi-tone

Total Eclipse”

Behind the Curtain

Into the City

The Dowsing Rod

On Green

Arrows of Light

Exosphere

Hip Check

In My Dreams

2011

  • Ralph Bowen “Two-Line Pass” Posi-tone

K.D.s Blues

Two-Line Pass

Jessica

Bella Firenze

The Good Shepherd

A Solar Romance

Drumheller Valley

Walleye Jigging

  • Jared Gold "All Wrapped Up" Posi-Tone

Midnight Snack

2010

  • Ralph Bowen “Due Reverence” Posi-tone

Less Is More

This One's For Bob

Phil-osophy

Mr. Scott

Points Encountered

  • John Hyde Quartet “John Hyde Quartet”

Cache-Cache

  • Jim Rotondi “The Move” Criss Cross

K.D.’s Blues

2009

  • Ralph Bowen “Dedicated” Posi-tone

Canary Drums

Qaiyam

Mr. BeBop

Prof

Pat

E.R.

2008

  • Ralph Bowen Quintet “Five” Criss Cross

Baby Girl

First Hiatus

Free Time

Blues Cruz

  • Brenan Brothers “The Throw Down” Death Defying

Gemini

  • Jim Trompeter Quintet “Live at the Green Mill”

Soul Proprietor

The First Stone

2004

  • Ralph Bowen Quintet “Keep the Change” Criss Cross

For You

Thru Traffic

For D.E

Gordon

Keep the Change

2002

  • Ralph Bowen Quintet “Soul Proprietor” Criss Cross

Meltdown

Spikes

Under a Cloud

The First Stone

Soul Proprietor

  • Orrin Evans “Meant to Shine” Palmetto

Elevation

2001

  • Ralph Bowen Quartet “A Morning View” Ratamacue

Country Rhythm

A Morning View

In My Dreams

On Green

One for Trane

Four in One, Six in the Other

Oh Really?

1999

  • Ralph Peterson Jr. “Back to Stay” Sirocco

Did You Notice

1997

  • K-Jazz All-Stars “Strait Ahead” K-Jazz

Meltdown

1996

  • Didiere Lockwood “New York Rendezvous” JMS

Gordon

1992

  • Ralph Bowen Quintet “Movin' On” Criss Cross

Convergence

A Little Silver in My Pocket

For You

Just Reconnoitering

Altitudes

Thru Traffic

1989

  • OTB-Out of the Blue “Spiral Staircase” Bluenote

Gerri-Ann

1986

  • OTB_Out of the Blue “Live at Mt. Fuji” Bluenote

Elevation

1986

  • OTB-Out of the Blue “Inside Track” Bluenote

Elevation

Inside Track

1985

  • OTB-Out of the Blue “OTB-Out of the Blue” Bluenote

Reunited

Recorded Arrangements[edit]

2014

  • Ralph Bowen Quartet “Standard Deviation” Posi-Tone

Isn't It Romantic by R. Rodgers arr. Ralph Bowen

No Moon At All by D. Mann arr. Ralph Bowen

You Don't Know What Love Is by G. de Paul arr. Ralph Bowen

Spring Is Here by R. Rodgers arr. Ralph Bowen

Dream Dancing by C. Porter arr. Ralph Bowen

By Myself by H. Martin arr. Ralph Bowen

2008

  • Ralph Bowen Quintet “Five” Criss Cross

Step Lightly by Joe Henderson arr. Ralph Bowen

Rahsaan’s Run by Woody Shaw arr. Ralph Bowen

Drowning Man by U2 arr. Ralph Bowen

2004

  • Ralph Bowen Quintet “Keep the Change” Criss Cross

Who Will Buy by Lionel Bart arr. Ralph Bowen

Boy for Sale by Lionel Bart arr. Ralph Bowen

In the Good Old Summertime by Evans / Shields arr. Ralph Bowen

2002

  • Ralph Bowen Quintet “Soul Proprietor” Criss Cross

Invitation by Borislav Kaper arr. Ralph Bowen

Inner Urge by Joe Henderson arr. Ralph Bowen

Peace by Horace Silver arr. Ralph Bowen

Commissioned Works[edit]

2016

Forgotten Peoples by Dr. Anthony Branker-Arranged for Jazz Ens by Ralph Bowen

Crystal Angel by Dr. Anthony Branker-Arranged for Jazz Ens by Ralph Bowen

2006

Little Miss B Original Composition and Arrangement by Ralph Bowen; Commissioned by The Commission Project, Rochester NY and Anthony Branker-Sons of Sound Music for the Princeton University Jazz Ensemble; premiered May, 2006.

2001

NJ-IAJE Junior Jazz Saxophone Etude No. 4.

NJ-IAJE High School Jazz Saxophone Etude No. 4.

1999

NJ-IAJE Junior Jazz Saxophone Etude No. 2.

NJ-IAJE High School Jazz Saxophone Etude No. 2.

Audio Visual Recordings[edit]

2005

  • Concert-Michel Camilo Big Band, Tenerife, Spain (Performer)

2004

  • Concert-Ray Charles and the Raylets, The Rutgers NJPBS Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra, Live at War Memorial Hall (Performer)

2000

  • Concert “Innovators” TrebleV (Performer)

1996

  • Movie-“Two Much” Fernando Trueba, director; Julio Martinez-Lazaro, producer; Michel Camilo, music. Starring Melanie Griffith, Daryl Hanna & Antonio Banderas (Performer)

1994

  • Concert-Michel Camilo Big Band-Live in D.R. CBS Sony (Performer)
  • Movie-“Los Peores Anos de Nuestra” Vida Fernando Trueba, director;Julio Martinez-Lazaro, producer; Michel Camilo, music (Performer)

1993

  • Movie “Amo Tu Cama Rica” Fernando Trueba, director;Julio Martinez-Lazaro, producer; Michel Camilo, music. Best Romantic Comedy of 1993 (Performer)

1991

  • Documentary-“Seeds of a New City” RU-TV Tony Heriza, producer (Composer)

1991

  • Documentary-“Community Gardening-An Urban Remedy” RU-TV Tony Heriza, producer (Composer)

1989

  • Concert-“New Stars on Blue Note Capitol” Bluenote (Performer)

1986

  • Concert-OTB & Art Blakey-Jazz Messengers Toshiba (Performer)

Education[edit]

1992

  • Master of Music Degree M.M.; Major-Classical Flute Performance: Rutgers-the State University of New Jersey, MGSA New Brunswick, NJ. Flute Studies under Dr. James S. Scott and Robert Dick.

1989

  • Bachelor of Music Degree B.M.; Major-Jazz Saxophone Performance and Classical Flute Performance, Summa Cum Laude: Rutgers-the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ. Saxophone studies with Bob Mintzer and flute studies with Dr. James S. Scott.

1984-1986

  • Artist Diploma Program A.D.(incomplete); Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Concentrations: Jazz Composition, Improvisation, Theory, and History under tutelage of David N. Baker; Classical Saxophone with Eugene Rousseau.

1978

  • Grade 13 Secondary School Honours Graduation Diploma, Ministry of Education, Ontario, Canada.

Awards and Recognition[edit]

2012

  • Bob Parlocha’s Top 40 New Releases

Aug 16, 2012 #37 Ralph Bowen, “Total Eclipse,” Posi-Tone Records

July 26, 2012 #39 Ralph Bowen, “Total Eclipse,” Posi-Tone Records

2011

  • Bob Parlocha’s Top 40 New Releases

June 9, 2011 #31 Ralph Bowen “Power Play,” Posi-Tone Records

May 19, 2011 #38 Ralph Bowen “Power Play,” Posi-Tone Records

May 5, 2011 #32 Ralph Bowen “Power Play,” Posi-Tone Records

April 14, 2011 #30 Ralph Bowen “Power Play,” Posi-Tone Records

March 24 #26 Ralph Bowen “Power Play,” Posi-Tone Records

  • 100 Greatest Jazz Albums of the Year 2011 “Due Reverence” by Ralph Bowen #11

2010

  • Top 20 Best Jazz Albums of 2010, Dedicated by Ralph Bowen #15

2009

  • Bob Parlocha’s Top 40 New Releases

Oct. 15, 2009 #32 Ralph Bowen, ‘Dedicted,” Posi-Tone Records

Sept 24, 2009 #36 Ralph Bowen, ‘Dedicted,” Posi-Tone Records

Aug 27, 2009 #21 Ralph Bowen, ‘Dedicted,” Posi-Tone Records

Aug 20, 2009 #14 Ralph Bowen, ‘Dedicted,” Posi-Tone Records

July 23, 2009 #24 Ralph Bowen, ‘Dedicated,” Posi-Tone Records

2008

  • Bob Parlocha’s Top 40 New Releases

Aug 7, 2008 #8 Ralph Bowen “Five,” Criss Cross Jazz

July 31, 2008 #6 Ralph Bowen “Five,” Criss Cross Jazz

July 24, 2008 #4 Ralph Bowen “Five,” Criss Cross Jazz

July 10, 2008 #1 Ralph Bowen “Five,” Criss Cross Jazz

June 26, 2008 #1 Ralph Bowen “Five,” Criss Cross Jazz

June 19, 2008 #9 Ralph Bowen “Five,” Criss Cross Jazz

  • C. Andrew Hovan Top Cd Picks for 2008

Jazz Critic for “All About Jazz" for Ralph Bowen “Five,” Criss Cross Jazz

2004

  • Grammy Nomination

Papo Vaquez Mighty Pirates-Marooned Aislado 2004

  • Bob Parlocha’s Top 25 New Releases

March 25, ‘04 #3 Ralph Bowen, “Keep the Change,” Criss Cross Jazz

March 11, 04 #11 Ralph Bowen, “Keep the Change,” Criss Cross Jazz

  • C. Andrew Hovan Top 10

JazzHouse.org for "Keep the Change" by Ralph Bowen #3

December 9, 2004, by Chris Hovan

2003

  • 15 Essential Jersey Jazz Discs

NJ.Com, September 28, 2003, "Soul Proprietor" by Ralph Bowen by Zan Stewart

Initially printed as: 15 essential Jersey Jazz Discs-Ralph Bowen "Soul Proprietor, Criss Cross" #2

JAZZIZ Magazine, November by Zan Stewart

2002

  • Bob Parlocha’s Top 25 New Releases

July 24, 2002 #25 Ralph Bowen “Soul Proprietor,” Criss Cross Jazz

July 11, 2002 #17 Ralph Bowen “Soul Proprietor,” Criss Cross Jazz

July 3, 2002 #15 Ralph Bowen “Soul Proprietor,” Criss Cross Jazz

June 20, 2002 #17 Ralph Bowen “Soul Proprietor,” Criss Cross Jazz

June 13, 2002 #14 Ralph Bowen “Soul Proprietor,” Criss Cross Jazz

1995

  • Inaugural Brick

Philadelphia Clef Club for the Performing Arts with George Benson & Trudy Pitts.

1994

  • Canadian Juno Award Best Mainstream Album "Free Trade"

1986

  • Silver Disk Award ,Japan.

Best Jazz Album: OTB - Out of the Blue

References[edit]

  1. ^ Archive, Canadian Jazz. "Ralph Bowen Musician Biography - Canadian Jazz Archive Online". canadianjazzarchive.org. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "The State of Jazz: Meet 40 More Jersey Greats", The Star-Ledger, September 28, 2003, backed up by the Internet Archive as of September 27, 2008. Accessed September 15, 2017. "Ralph Bowen -- A tenor saxophonist and composer, Bowen lives in Piscataway and heads the jazz program at the Mason Gross School of the Arts in New Brunswick. "

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