Charles Owens born in San Diego, studied with Al Viola at Boston's Berklee school of music berfore working in the bands of Buddy Rich and Mongo Santamaria in the late 60's. He spent 10 years with the Duke Ellington Orchestra under the direction of Mercer Ellington.
I sat down with Charles an had a very relaxing conversation about his music, the love of jazz, and how it started for him.
Enjoy this interview with Charles Owens. recorded sept.6, 2013
at his home in Los Angeles, Ca.
Songs in order all from the CD "JOY" 1, Wildfire 2, Sham Time 3, Praised GOD 4, Mildred' s Groove 5, Spiritual 6, A Little Ditty
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