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American-born free jazz alto saxophonist Noah Howard has died at the age of 67 years early morning Friday, September 3rd, 2010
A free jazz artist of the 60s and 70s, Mr. Howard came to critical acclaim again after returning to free jazz in the 90s due to recorded efforts with Cadence Jazz among other labels...first recorded in 1966 and finding a lukewarm reception to his music he moved to Europe living in Paris then Brussels...(image of Noah Howard by Noah Howard) having a discography of 26 albums, over the years he performed with the following artists: Kenny Clarke, Sun Ra, Boggie Boy, Archie Shepp, Gino Vanelli (Diamonds Awards), Johny Dyani, Chris Mcgregor, New Jazz All Stars, Art Taylor, Takashi Kako, Michael Smith, Andrew Cyrille, Wilbure Ware, Sunny Murray, Bille Dixon, Itaru Oki, Clifford Thorton, Leroy Jenkins, Ray Applenton, Ivo Van Der Borght, Alan Silva, Rasheid Ali, Bobby Few, Jan Verheyen, Khan Jamal, Francois Tusoues, Jack Gregg, George Brown, Art Lewis, Ron Burton, Walter Metz, Dirk Joris, Boulou Ferret, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Youssef Yancy, Louis Mohollo, Dave Burell, Han Bennick, Misha Mendelberg Oliver Jhonson, Kent Carter, Frank Wright, Albert Ayler, Donald Garret, Jerome Cooper, Chris Henderson, Frank Lowe, Milford Graves, Ted Daniels, Jean Jacques Avenell.
Noah Howard's Wikipedia profile is available by clicking here and his official website is here). Funeral/memorial service arrangements are pending.
Here is a video of Noah Howard live at The Empty Bottle in Chicago:
I love jazz because anything is possible; it has few rules and the best jazz breaks those ones. I prefer free improv because it doesn't really have any rules at all.
I was first exposed to jazz in my teens (in the late sixties).
The first jazz record I bought was Filles de Kilimanjaro by Miles Davis, shortly followed by Extrapolation by John McLaughlin.
My advice to new listeners is to listen as widely as possible and not to make snap judgments--stick with it.