Becoming, is a mix of unabashed emotionality, compositional breadth and [flights] of free-ish fancy...an intriguing introductory mission statement from a West Coaster with something fresh to say and play.

3/5 STARS!!!
— Downbeat Magazine, September 2014 (Josef Woodard)
Recorded on February 19th, 2014 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, CA 

Produced by Daniel Rosenboom and Jonathan Rowden with Alex Chaloff
Sound Engineered by Alex Chaloff and Morgan Stratton 
Mixed by Daniel Rosenboom at Orenda Sound Labs, Los Angeles, CA
Mastered by Stephen Marsh and Fernando Lee, Marsh Mastering, Hollywood Hills, CA 
Artwork, Photographs and Original Design by Eron Rauch 

© Jonathan Rowden Music (ASCAP), 2014 
"Autonation" composed by Ryan Pryor (BMI) 
© RPJazz (BMI), 2014 
*"27-1" inspired by a theme by J. Duff Rowden 
All rights reserved.
 
This is a live bootleg of “Becoming” being performed as one suite at Saddleback College shortly after recording at Sunset Sound, and about one month before the studio album was released. A really fun performance by Ryan, James, Chris, and myself.

Track listing: 
Part 1: 
00:00 Becoming
02:52 Snowing In Paradise
11:01 Entrance (drum solo) 
12:27 Long Road Home

Part 2: 
00:00 27-1
06:41 Transition (collective improvisation) 
09:32 Autonation
23:43 Snowing In Paradise Reprise (drum solo)

© Jonathan Rowden Music (ASCAP), 2014
"Autonation" composed by Ryan Pryor (BMI) 
© RPJazz (BMI), 2014
*"27-1" inspired by a theme by J. Duff Rowden
All rights reserved.

[WYR is] organized sound at its most eloquent and vivid...an aural experience which transcends the conventional to a place of abstract emotion and meaning.
— LA Weekly, Gary Fukushima

Released January 8th, 2016
Recorded on September 15th, 2015 at Blue Whale in Downtown Los Angeles, CA. 

Produced by Jonathan Rowden with Chris Wabich and James Yoshizawa
Sound Engineered by Alex Chaloff
Filmed and edited by Alex Chaloff and Ricky Chavez
Mixed and mastered by Alex Chaloff at Bucket’s Moving Company in Sherman Oaks, CA

Jonathan Rowden - tenor and soprano saxophones, electronic effects and sampling
Areni Agbabian - prepared piano and voice
Joanna Wallfisch - voice and electronic effects
Chris Wabich - drums, percussion and Fender Rhodes (88) 
James Yoshizawa - drums and percussion

©Jonathan Rowden Music, 2016. All rights reserved.