Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge
Comet’s Tail: Performing the Compositions of Michael Brecker

2010 GRAMMY FINALIST for Best Instrumental Arrangement (‘Slings and Arrows’/Vince Mendoza)

An extremely powerful performance from Chuck Owen and his ‘mighty’ Jazz Surge! ‘Spawned’ from an arranging competition in honor of the great Michael Brecker’s extraordinary compositional skill, this recording is very special!….with performances by Randy Brecker, Danny Gottlieb, Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano , Mike Mainieri, Adam Nussbaum, Mike Stern and Rob Thomas…

…with arrangements from Vince Mendoza, Gil Goldstein, Fred Stride, Dave Stamps and Chuck Owen

‘I just finished listening to ‘the Comet’s Tail’, The Jazz Surge’s brilliant tribute to Michael Brecker. Throughout my 27 years at WBGO, quite a few ‘tribute’ records have come across my desk. I have to tell you ‘Comet’s Tail’ is certainly one of the finest, capturing the spirit, passion, brilliance and magnificent compositions we all enjoyed through Michael’s genius. An extremely well told tale of this comet!’
-Gary Walker, Music Director, WBGO

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Slings and Arrows
ItsBynne Reel
How Long ‘Til the Sun
The Mean Time
Take a Walk
Everything Happens When You’re Gone