Danny Bowens

The words of the great American poet and musical pioneer Gil-Scott Heron resonate as profoundly now as they did four decades ago.

Anchoring Gil’s watershed collaborations with Brian Jackson was bassist Danny Bowens, working the pocket with his Fender Jazz and a decidedly soulful disposition as evidenced on such choice tracks as “The Bottle,” “The Liberation Song,” “Ain’t No Such Thing as Superman,” “New York City,” and “It’s Your World” among many others.