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Richard Howell

Being an artist offers me opportunities to enrich and enhance the lives of others while satisfying my joy to contribute to others well being other than monetary. The creative process promotes good mental health, a sense of value and self-worth for me. There was always a fascination for me how people reacted to music. Some people dance to music, others listen in silence as a quiet or reflective time, some listen for distraction or escapism, others create organizations, social gatherings or use music to tell stories and express their feelings. Jazz has always been where people come together across a seemingly unbridgeable divide, it’s truth-telling music, my language

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Richard Howell: Moon Over Tiburon

Read "Moon Over Tiburon" reviewed by Jack Bowers

After easing past the words of praise for San Francisco Bay-area based saxophonist / educator Richard Howell's “spiritual connection" and the description of his work as “bridge music," uniting and merging the experiences of listeners, it sounds much like probative contemporary small-group jazz. Besides playing saxophone (and singing, on the soulful anthem “We Are All Connected"), ...

Moon Over Tiburon

Label: Pomona Sunrise Records
Released: 2020

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Label: Pomona Sunrise Records
Released: 2020
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Saxophonist Richard Howell - Exciting New Release 'Moon Over Tiburon' on November 12th

Saxophonist Richard Howell - Exciting New Release 'Moon Over Tiburon' on November 12th

Moon Over Tiburon—Richard Howell's first solo album in a while with the release date: November 12, 2020 on Pomona Sunrise Records. There were plans to record in the future with his group Richard Howell and Sudden Changes, BUT 2020 brought unforeseen challenges. So, Richard enlisted alumni from his group RHQ like the soulful virtuoso pianist Frederick ...

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Richard Howell: Coming Of Age - MANGAKU

Read "Coming Of Age - MANGAKU" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Il sassofonista Richard Howell è una personalità musicale piuttosto singolare: nativo di Los Angeles, attivo dagli anni Ottanta a San Francisco, ha avuto per maestri sassofonisti come Justo Almario, specialista di latin jazz, e Don Myrick, degli Earth, Wind and Fire, per poi suonare con Don Cherry e Charlie Haden, ma anche con cantanti blues e ...

Coming Of Age - MANGAKU

Label: IYOUWE
Released: 2018
Track listing: Love Cycle; Chef Says; Messenger; Bridge Music; Can I still Play?; Coming Of Age; The Catalyst; Ching; Mother Earth; Sticking With Love; Bodi Ya; Dr.Bell; Bridge Music.

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Coming Of Age

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Label: IYOUWE
Released: 2018
Duration: 11:03

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Richard Howell "Coming Of Age - Mangaku" Introducing Elé Salif Howell with Special Guest Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah

Richard Howell "Coming Of Age - Mangaku"  Introducing Elé Salif Howell with Special Guest Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah

"I have the deepest respect for his musical abilities. He walks in the same path as the great ones: Joe Henderson, Don Myrick to be mentioned in the same light. I have a great belief in his talents. He will continue to make contributions in the time to come."—Maurice White-founder of Earth Wind & Fire. Coming ...

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Omar Sosa: Bringing The World To The World

Read "Omar Sosa: Bringing The World To The World" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Pianist/composer Omar Sosa was born in Cuba in the first decade of Fidel Castro's rule over the island, and grew up listening to forbidden American jazz with his music school friends in secret, the radio discretely turned low, though eventually the rules changed and the music was broadcast in Cuba, too. After Cuba and a short ...


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