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Noah Howard featuring Kenny Clarke: Red Star

Read "Red Star" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Alto saxophonist, Noah Howard is a highly regarded free jazz musician who possesses a silvery tone to complement his brazen attack and melodious phraseology. However, Red Star is a noteworthy reissue of a 1977 session, originally released in Europe on the “Phonogram/Mercury” label, as we find the saxophonist aligning his wares with legendary Bop drummer, and ...

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Noah Howard: Red Star

Read "Red Star" reviewed by Derek Taylor

Tracing a direct line from be-bop beginnings to the rebellious spirit of the 60s avante-garde the Parisian meeting between Noah Howard and Kenny Clarke captured on this disc connects an elastic tether between eras. At the time of the 1977 studio session Howard and long-time associate Few were well-established free jazz figureheads. Clarke was a living ...