Tomorrow is Not Promised
Josh Nelson / Bob Bowman Collective

New release: Apr 1st 2022
“Tomorrow Is Not Promised” aims to convey a sense of uncertainty and mystery, but also a feeling of determination and resolve, as we all navigate unchartered waters during this “era of Covid.”

Josh Nelson: Piano
Bob Bowman: Bass
Bob Sheppard : Tenor Saxophone (tracks 1,2,4,9)
Clay Jenkins : Trumpet (tracks 1,2,4,9)
Steve Houghton : Drums (tracks 1,2,4,5,6,8,9,10)
Larry Koonse : Guitar (tracks 1,2,4,5,6,8,9,10)

  1. Tomorrow is Not Promised
  2. Your Night Your Music
  3. Sometime Ago
  4. Blues for Albert E
  5. Yae San
  6. Weaver of Dreams 
  7. Blue in Green
  8. Happy Returns
  9. Sandra’s Gait
  10. Water Mile
  11. Nelbows Elbows

Digital & CD available on Josh’s website

“TOMORROW IS NOT PROMISED” on Apple Music (available on iTunes too)



Songs for Sandra

“Songs for Sandra” is dedicated to Bob Bowman’s late wife Sandra Paige Bowman who passed Nov 20th 2013. The album features some of her favorite songs also new compositions dedicated to her.

Bob Bowman on Bass with…
Danny Embrey : Guitar (tracks 2, 4)
Rod Fleeman : Guitar (track 7)
Roger Wilder : Piano (tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9)
Laura Caviani : Piano (tracks 1, 7, 10)
Todd Strait : Drumes (tracks 3, 4)
Eliot Zigmund : Drums (tracks 5, 8)
Karrin Allyson : Vocals (track 7)

  1. The Very Thought of You
  2. Another Time
  3. Beautiful Love
  4. Sandra’s Gait
  5. Lament
  6. Street Cartwheels
  7. What’ll I Do
  8. While We’re Young
  9. Be My Love
  10. Sandra in the Flinthills

“SONGS FOR SANDRA” on Apple Music (available on iTunes too)

“SONGS FOR SANDRA” on Amazon Music

“SONGS FOR SANDRA” on Bandcamp


Steve Houghton Quartet
Steve Houghton : Drums 
Clay Jenkins : Trumpet 
Steve Allee : Piano 
Bob Bowman : Bass

  1. We See 
  2. I’ll Be Seeing You
  3. My Ship
  4. Standing Outside
  5. Caminhos Cruzados
  6. I’m All Smiles
  7. Hubbub
  8. Dipthong Tango
  9. We Got Lucky

“HUBBUB” on Apple Music (available on iTunes too)

“HUBBUB” on Amazon Music

“HUBBUB” on Bandcamp

“HUBBUB” on YouTube

A Beautiful Friendship

Steve Houghton Trio
Steve Houghton : Drums 
Steve Allee : Piano 
Bob Bowman : Bass 

  1. Ebony
  2. Moon and Sand
  3. Yours Is My Heart Alone
  4. A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing
  5. Hebgen Happy Hour
  6. Sno’ Peas
  7. I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
  8. A Beautiful Friendship
  9. Summer in Central Park

“A Beautiful Friendship” on Apple Music (available on iTunes too)

“A Beautiful Friendship” on Amazon Music

“A Beautiful Friendship” on Bandcamp

“A Beautiful Friendship” on YouTube

Winter Song

Interstring is a legendary jazz group in Kansas City, MO area. “Winter Song” was their second album recorded in 1998 and released in 1999.

Bass : Bob Bowman
Drums : Todd Strait
Guitar : Danny Embrey and Rod Fleeman

  1. Forever, I Hope
  2. Kalarama Rex
  3. The Peacock
  4. Election ’92
  5. Tragedy at Dunblaine
  6. I’m Old Fashioned
  7. New Year
  8. Hawaiian Nights
  9. Winter Song

 “WINTER SONG” on Apple Music (available on iTunes too)

 “WINTER SONG” on Amazon Music

 “WINTER SONG” on Bandcamp

Live at Unity Temple on the Plaza Millennium Christmas Concert 1999

Dedicated and in memory of Jean and Carl Bowman

Bob Bowman asked me to record this concert as his mom was in the hospital and she didn’t expect to make the concert. She made the concert and I did record it. I didn’t do anything with it except make a few CD’s. Bob’s Mom always ask me “When are you going to do something with the recording?” I never got to it for almost 11 years. Thanks to Justin Wilson of Soundtrek for mastering the recording. It’s not about my recording but about what the gifted musicians of Intersting created.
– Layton Benegar (2010) 

Bass : Bob Bowman
Drums : Todd Strait
Guitar : Danny Embrey and Rod Fleeman

  1. What Child Is This?
  2. Oh Christmas Tree
  3. Christmas Time Again / Christmas Bells Are Ringing
  4. Linus and Lucy
  5. Christmas Time Is Here
  6. Skating
  7. I Saw Three Ships / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  8. Snowfall
  9. Winter Song

 “WINTER SONG” on Bandcamp