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Howard Britz

New York City bassist, pianist and composer Howard Britz was born in London, England in 1961. A band leader in his own right, he has performed and recorded with a diverse collection of influential musicians including; Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross, Danilo Perez, Paquito de Rivera, Sam Rivers, Julius Hemphill, Kenny Werner, Uri Caine, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Kenny Wheeler, New York’s Central Baptist Gospel Choir and most recently Edsel Gomez to name a few. The breadths of his musical influences are apparent in his playing and compositions and are reflected by the artists he has worked alongside and his recordings. Growing up in England, Howard immersed himself in the London Jazz scene; he formed creative associations with British pianists, Jonathan Gee and Jason Rebello, saxophonist/composer Tim Garland, amongst others


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Pat Metheny, Howard Britz & Charles Goold

Read "Pat Metheny, Howard Britz & Charles Goold" reviewed by Joe Dimino

We start the 751st Episode of Neon Jazz with a relatively new musician that has seen a lot of action in his young life. Drummer Charles Goold kicks things off with a song off his 2022 album Rhythm in Contrast. We also take a look into some new music from veterans of the jazz world in ...


The Alchemist

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: New Bamboo; Shapeshifter; Without a Trace; The Alchemist; Remembrances; All or Nothing at All.


Article: Album Review

Scott Reeves: The Alchemist

Read "The Alchemist" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Trombonist, composer and band leader Scott Reeves once performed a live concert at the City College of New York with his then quintet, which has now been documented as his newest offering entitled The Alchemist. However, new is not the operative word here, as this musical event took place on May 5th, 2005. While concentrating on ...


Song of the Day

The Alchemist

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2021
Duration: 7:29


Article: Album Review

Scott Reeves Quintet: The Alchemist

Read "The Alchemist" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Devastating as it has been, the global Covid-19 pandemic has produced a few upsides as well, one of which is the rediscovery by versatile Scott Reeves of a concert that his quintet performed sixteen years ago, in May 2005, at the City College of New York. With time on his hands as a result of the ...


Song of the Day

New Bamboo

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2021
Duration: 07:57


Article: From Far and Wide

Guitarist Tomas Janzon Basks in Bassists

Read "Guitarist Tomas Janzon Basks in Bassists" reviewed by Fradley Garner

Guitarist Tomas Janzon Basks in BassistsPlayers who lead trios and duos featuring a bassist tend to stick with one. Tomas Janzon is happy with Essiet Essiet, 56, drummer Art Blakey's last bassist.Yet, “There are so many extraordinary bassists in New York," the Big Apple-based Swedish guitarist tells me, “that I am happy ...


Here I Stand

Released: 2008
Track listing: 01. Yaakology; 02. Oceans; 03. New York Roast; 04. Goodbye, for Dad; 05. Lucky Friday the 13th; 06. Brown & Sizzle; 07. Scatterburg; 08. Marth's Song. Tutte le composizioni sono di Howard Britz.


Article: Album Review

Howard Britz: Here I Stand

Read "Here I Stand" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

I pregi di questo Here I Stand si possono individuare in una spiccata eleganza che pervade l’intero lavoro, nell’abilità compositiva di chi ha assimilato e studiato profondamente la storia della musica afroamericana, nell’uso di arrangiamenti che passano con disinvoltura dalle stringatezze di un jazz classicamente acustico all’enfasi lussureggiante tipica di formazioni più numerose. Non perdendo mai ...


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