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36 Ulysses Owens Jr: Soul Conversations

Interview Summary

Ulysses Owen’s Jr.’s latest album Soul Conversations brings us the energy of a live big band packed with the best in the business. The band is unique in bringing together veterans of the jazz scene with up-and-coming musicians and showcasing music written by band members throughout the album.

In this episode, Ulysses Owens Jr. dives into the creative process of his own original tunes from the groove to the bass lines, to the harmonies, and why he prefers writing with a friend. We also discuss why music and activism are intertwined, how he deals with critics, and his new book “The Musician’s Career Guide.”

Learn more about Ulysses Owens Jr. on his website, www.usojazzy.com, or head to Spotify to check out his music on the Bite-Size Jazz Playlist.

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