Simple One is one of his last Creative Commons/Jamendo releases, and it is exquisite. While many of his releases have me drooling over his trumpet skills and wishing the remainder of the music had been jettisoned for something a little more soulful and a lot less synth, Owens finds the perfect balance on this album. His trumpet work is as good as ever, but the supporting music holds up to it, everything integrates to cast a spell over the listener.
He says of the inspiration for Simple One:
This album is about a woman with a simple life,and she is every man’s dream, beautiful, smart, caring, loving. Someone you want to be with the rest of your life.
And that makes it our Valentine’s Writing Music album this year.
Alternatively, you can get it from the Internet Archive.
Simple One by Art Owens is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License.