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Dr. Joseph D. Howell

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"...A brilliant virtuoso whose complete control over the clarinet and originality as both an improviser and a composer are very impressive..." - Scott Yanow, world-famous jazz writer Dr. Joseph D. Howell has gone from being a mostly self- taught musician from a poor small-town family to earning a Doctor of Musical Arts from a prestigious conservatory. Today he professionally performs, composes, and teaches music of many styles and instruments while maintaining an artistic focus on jazz clarinet and sax. Joseph Howell grew up in the rural town of Porterville, California

Album

Time Made to Swing

Label: Summit Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: On The Sunny Side of the Street; Confirmation; Let’s Cool One; I Can’t Give You Anything But Love; Invitation; The Bare Necessities; Howell's Blues/Sandu; The Midnight Sun; Milestones (old); Alone Together.

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Joseph Howell: Time Made to Swing

Read "Time Made to Swing" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Ace clarinetist Dr. Joseph D. Howell dedicated this CD to the late Buddy DeFranco, king of bebop clarinet. In addition to being a role model as a player, his recordings with accordionist Tommy Gumina inspired Howell's collaboration with Cory Pesaturo, accordionist on this album. The accordion has found its way onto a number of jazz recordings ...

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Take Five With Joseph David Howell

Read "Take Five With Joseph David Howell" reviewed by Joseph David Howell


Meet Joseph David Howell: Dr. Joseph D. Howell has gone from being a mostly self-taught musician from a poor small-town family to earning a Doctor of Musical Arts from a prestigious conservatory. Today he professionally performs, composes, and teaches music of many styles and instruments while maintaining an artistic focus on jazz clarinet and ...

Album

Jazz Clarinet Now

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2011
Track listing: Which Way; Mood Piece; The Pot Melts; Bergonzesque; Blues For A Sicilian Friend; Looking Back; Without Reason; Siwwy Wabbit; The Phone Call; A Line Of Mine.

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Joseph Howell: Jazz Clarinet Now

Read "Jazz Clarinet Now" reviewed by Greg Simmons


"Don't judge a book--or CD--by its cover" may be a cliché, but it's still good advice. Joseph Howell's Jazz Clarinet Now features a smiling picture of Howell, neatly attired in a suit and tie, a high-and-tight haircut, and thin-framed glasses. Prominently holding his clarinet, the cover screams old-timey, Benny Goodman Swing-era period piece. Of course, the ...


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