Chicago saxophonist Dudley Owens and New York bassist Aaron Immanuel Wright have joined forces, forming a powerful band that is scheduled to tour the United States and Canada in 2012 as the Owens and Wright Experience. On their new record, People Calling (Origin 82611), Owens and Wright each introduce a handful of explosive, reflective, political, and hard-swinging compositions.
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Demanding, melodic and confrontational, alternating competitive
dissonance with translucence. -Dick Crockett, Bopn' Dicks 10 picks March 2010
Outstanding original compositions that take in parts from bebop, modal jazz, and post-bop. The pieces are rich, textural, and full of life throughout. -Adam Greenberg, All Music Guide