Maurice White, founder of Earth, Wind & Fire
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.
Moon Over Tiburon
'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 Harris
and bassist Gary Brown
and from Richard Howell and Sudden Changes the extraordinary talents of the youngster Ele Salif Howell
and master percussionist David Frazier
while introducing a few more bright and talented younger creatives, trombone prodigy Jasim Perales
, dynamic bassist Nick Panoutsos
and spirited pianist Ian McArdle
. His music cannot be quarantined! So, moving with tenacity and determination the new album by Richard Howell enjoys an incredible mix of multi-generational souls bringing light to the darkness.
One of the many highlights of this album is the remake of the critically acclaimed song “We Are All Connected” Richard kept getting request to rerelease the original after it had been performed at memorials, Passover seder, union meeting openings, gatherings involving unity and performed at middle school and high school combo bands in all parts of the world, it even made to the Oval Office during the Obama Administration A song of the times, he chose to offer another version with the thought of it connecting even more people, again bringing light.
My effort is to keep the music moving forward while respecting the past and present. It is Contemporary Jazz with historic perspectives culminating in social justice, human dignity, and community service.I stay true and honest to the art form by creating the pathway for new and exciting ways to present root music that heals our souls. I call my music BRIDGE MUSIC. Jazz that is contributive rather than competitive." —Richard HowellJoin us
this Thursday, November 12th at 5PM by Zoom for a conversation with Oaktown Jazz Emissary and Saxophone Instructor Richard Howell.
With a wide ranging career from touring with artists such as Etta James to Chaka Khan to producing jazz albums for some of the Bay Area's finest musicians, Richard's upcoming studio album, Moon Over Tiburon
, will be released this Thursday. We look forward to hearing this latest musical offering that also features OJW Alumni Elé Howell and Ian McArdle!Oaktown Jazz is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Conversation with Richard Howell
Time: Nov 12, 2020 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 989 2559 4853
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