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Ulysses Owens Jr.’s ‘A New Beat’ featured on WBGO’s New Day, New Play February 12-16

Ulysses Owens, Jr.
Ulysses Owens, Jr.

Drummer Ulysses Owens Jr. has been the rhythmic force behind artists Nicholas Payton, Christian McBride, Wynton Marsalis, Mulgrew Miller, Joey Alexander and countless others. Generation Y is dedicated to showcasing the next generation of top talent, expressing themselves through the music of Nat Adderley, Jackie McLean, Roy Hargrove, George Cables, Ray Bryant and Louis Armstrong, alongside creative originals from this exceptional group, including Sarah Hanahan and Erena Terakubo on alto sax, Benny Benack III and Anthony Hervey on trumpet, Luther Allison and Tyler Bullock on piano, Philip Norris and Ryoma Takenaga on bass as well as vocalist Milton Suggs.

From Monday, February 12 through Friday, February 16, one cut from the A New Beat album will be featured each morning on the New Day, New Play spotlight on my Daybreak show.

Preview “Soulful” from A New Beat by Ulysses Owen, Jr. and Generation Y, above.

In jazz radio, great announcers are distinguished by their ability to convey the spontaneity and passion of the music. Gary Walker is such an announcer, and his enthusiasm for this music greets WBGO listeners every morning. This winner of the 1996 Gavin Magazine Jazz Radio Personality of the Year award has hosted the morning show each weekday from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. And, by his own admission, he's truly having a great time.