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Dylan Howe: Subterranean (New Designs on Bowie's Berlin)

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Jazz musicians love the tribute album, perhaps more than the listeners who receive them. That opportunity to suggest affiliation, tapping into an already established audience can be tempting and a useful much needed marketing tool as industry-wide sales collapse. But really there is no reason why a tribute can't work -do it with love, for the right creative reasons, and it can still sparkle it just rarely does. Partly this is lack of imagination-counting the money before the ...

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Dylan Howe: Subterranean: New Designs on Bowie's Berlin

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For the past 20 years or so drummer Dylan Howe has been a presence on the British music scene. He grew up in North London and when he was 13 he went to Ronnie Scott's to see drummer Buddy Rich and decided he wanted to be a jazz drummer. As the son of Yes guitarist Steve Howe music perhaps came easily to Howe but although he had some lessons he is largely self taught. Howe has been a window cleaner, ...

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Dylan Howe: Subterranean: New Designs On Bowie's Berlin

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Dylan Howe is one of the UK's most versatile drummers--a long-standing member of The Blockheads, part of Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey's band on the chart-topping Going Back Home (Chess Records, 2014) and (alongside keyboard player Ross Stanley) part of his father, Steve Howe's, guitar trio. He's also responsible, with Will Butterworth, for a critically-acclaimed duo recording of Igor Stravinsky's Rite Of Spring (Stravinsky--The Rite Of Spring, Motorik Records 2010). On Subterranean: New Designs On Bowie's Berlin Howe ...