Jazz composer/pianist Sandy Owen offers issued recordings while both a single artist so when an associate of Iliad. Owen became thinking about piano when his old brother began acquiring lessons and before his tenth birthday, Owen was learning the device himself. By age 12, Owen experienced created a browse group, the Five Secrets, alongside brothers Ted (drums) and Barry (saxophone). By 1965, Owen became thinking about jazz music after hearing the Ramsey Lewis Trio’s cover of “The In Masses” and finding pianist Les McCann. Jazz became his music of preference and while going to the University or college of California of Irvine through the early ’70s, Owen created the clothing Iliad with some regional close friends. Although locally well-known, the group didn’t land a documenting contract with a significant label, therefore the fledgling clothing decided to consider matters to their personal hands and released recordings via their very own label, Northern Lighting Records (1975’s Ranges and 1978’s Sapphire Home). In the past due ’70s, Owen started working being a freelance pc consultant, but continuing to create, perform, and coach music. Owen released several albums through the entire ’80s by himself Ivory Information label, including such game titles as 1982’s Soliloquy, 1984’s Euphonia, Montage, and Carols, 1985’s Designs searching for a Film, 1986’s Boogie Woogie Tempo and Blues, 1988’s Center Crossings, and 1989’s Evening Rhythms, the last mentioned which peaked at amount five in the Gavin Report’s adult choice chart. Not really a great deal was noticed from Owen for the very first section of ’90s, before ultimately resurfacing in 1996 with Gioia, and five years afterwards with One Later Hour Using a Steinway.