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, and Kali. Z. Fasteau...Noah Howard's Wikipedia profile is available by clicking here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noah_Howard) and his official website is here (http://www.noahhoward.com/). Funeral/memorial services are being held at The Royal Chapel in Brussels, Belgium on Friday September 10, 2010.
Here is a video of Noah Howard live at The Empty Bottle in Chicago:
Learning Jazz gave me a masters degree in music. Jazz is American Classical Music, came
out of a need to be heard, to be understood, a voice when black America did not have one.
This is why the music is more than just an art form, it was created from blood, guts and heart
of those who suffered in this world. Its not to be taken lightly. If you do take it lightly it will
never sound right. Thank you to all the courageous musicians who made the world hear
them, their innovation came out of their experiences of the time that they lived. A treasure to
the world. American Classical Music. Imitate, Assimilate, Innovate a quote by Clark Terry.