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S2E3: Charles Owens on Liner Notes

Charles Owens embraces Virginia’s “greasy” sound.

Master Tenor Saxophonist, Charles Owens, sits down on Liner Notes to talk about Virginia’s greasy sound, how we are all improv masters, and how his time at Smalls Jazz Club shaped his path in music.

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Charles Owens Pop-Up Liner Notes (Season 2, Episode 3)

2.3.1) The Charles Owens Trio features Devonne Harris and Andrew Randazzo of Butcher Brown. The Charles Owens Quartet has had a number of different lineups over the years.

2.3.2) Jason Jenkins and Alan Parker are longtime jazz collaborators that together founded 32 Bar Records. Devonne Harris, aka DJ Harrison, is a solo musician and member of Butcher Brown and the Charles Owens Trio.

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2.3.3) JC Kuhl is a saxophone, flute, and clarinet player that's an active member of several bands and an adjunct professor of jazz saxophone at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

2.3.4) Smalls Jazz Club is a venue in New York City known for featuring the best rising jazz talents in the area. They also record and release live albums of some performances through their record label.

2.3.5) Roots Jam is a weekly event at Black Iris Social Club featuring a wide variety of local music presented by Calvin Brown.

2.3.6) ​​Butcher Brown is currently one of the biggest bands in Richmond, making a unique blend of jazz, hip-hop, and everything else under the sun. Charles Owens played with them at their Friday Cheers show on Brown's Island in 2021.

2.3.7) The Charles Owens Quartet - As One

2.3.8) The Charles Owens Quartet - Golden Moments

2.3.9) Adrian Olsen- producer/mixer/engineer owns a studio in Richmond, VA called Montrose Recording and have made many records there.

2.3.10) Charles Owens Quartet: Brian Caputo - Drummer, Daniel Clarke - multi-instrumentalist/songwriter/producer, Andrew Randazzo - bassist/composer

2.3.11) Dolly Parton - Here You Come Again, Led Zeppelin - One, and Journey - Escape

2.3.12) Jessica Camilli/Rapid Eyes was born in Georgetown, DC, received a BFA from James Madison University with a concentration in drawing and painting, and is currently working on painting and illustration in Richmond, Virginia.

2.3.13) Deau Eyes is a Richmond, VA singer/songwriter and 2023 Newlin Music Prize Winner for their album Legacy.

2.3.14) The Charles Owens Quartet - Losing Victory

2.3.15) Nicholas Payton is a Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, producer, arranger, essayist, and social activist. They honor the tradition of what he terms “postmodern New Orleans" music.

HearRVA Liner Notes with Charles Owens, Elijah Hedrick, Rian Moses Hedrick, Clark Moeller, Tyler Blankinship, Max Ross, Mel Lassiter, Gordy Michael, Alex Bolton and Jai Hedrick

Episode Credits


Host / Creative Director: Elijah Hedrick

Floor Director / Lead Artist: Rian ‘Holy’ Moses

Director: Alex Bolton

Editor: Ian Ramprashad

Videographer: Melvin Lassiter

Audio Engineer: Clark Moeller

Guest Services: Max Ross

Photography / Additional Music: Gordy Michael

Graphics: Tyler Blankinship

Intern: Shiloh Tillman

Gofer: Jai Hedrick

Production: Tyler Scheerschmidt

Special Thanks to GAAP Dynamics

Short Animations

Theodore Taylor III: / @tedikuma

Music Credits

"Liner Notes Theme" by Ant The Symbol

Honestly Smoked Diner Notes-"0.30" from album 'Dollar Bin Vol. 1' by Gordy Michael

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1 comentário

Moses Moses
Moses Moses
06 de jun. de 2023

Nice piece on the diversity of music in RVA!

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