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Jimmy Owens

Image of cassette tapes used courtesy of Seth Illys on WikiMedia Commons One of the most frustrating things about compelling interviews is editing. Often there is so much great video or audio (aka "tape ," in the parlance of audiophiles) that a lot of wonderful sound and images get cut...
Jimmy Owens, center, and his band perform The Monk Project at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola inside Jazz at Lincoln Center. Image by Frank Stewart I'll never forget the moment I met Jimmy Owens in the back of Dizzy's Club a few months ago. The man who often dons a hat that says "Peaceful...
2012 NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Owens performs at the January 10 concert celebration. Photo by Michael G. Stewart Last week we celebrated the 2012 NEA Jazz Masters, and as I was saying to [NEA Music Director] Wayne Brown, I thought this was our best Jazz Masters yet. We began on Monday, January 9, the...
"I can't imagine a world without jazz, and the fact that it's a living, functioning, exciting organism." --- David Baker , 2000 NEA Jazz Master "In the studio, that's a log of your presence. It's an auditory carbon copy of what you hear that someone else shares with...
This week's podcast is a conversation with 2012 Jazz Master Jimmy Owens . The timing couldn’t be better: tomorrow, we celebrate his birthday and in early January, he releases his new CD called The Monk Project (which features fellow Jazz Master Kenny Barron ). There is little in the world...