Born: May 14, 1955
Bassist/composer Alan Lewine, relocated to Philadelphia a few years ago, where he has recently married and reopened Owlsong Productions with his wife, Spanish soprano Ana María Díaz. They have already released two CDs in 2014: Ana Maria Diaz - Arded, Corazon, Arded (www.CDBaby.com/cd/AnaMariaDiaz) featuring Ana Maria singing Spanish baroque romanzas from the 17th Century, and Owlsong - Sampler (www.CDBaby.com/cd/Owlsong) with a variety of material, new, previously unreleased and rereleased.
Lewine also performs and has recorded all styles of jazz from dixie to avant garde, blues, afropop, salsa, samba, as well as contemporary classical and flamenco-influenced music. He has recently embarked on an exploration of the Sephardic tradition, too. It all flows through his unique sensibility as a player and composer....
...a composer and a scholar in many of jazz's many- splendored forms... - Wayne Thompson, Jazz Society of Oregon
...graceful bass work... - Willamette Weekly
SOPRANO MEETS CONTRABASS Another great review from the Music Librarian of the Philadelphia Free Library: I just wanted to thank all of you for the amazing concert on Sunday. This was the first pop-up where, not only did we fill up all the seats we had out there, but we even exhausted the reserves I had hidden in the wings...