Howell, Markus

Posi-Tone, 2024CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 30.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 88
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Alto saxophonist Markus Howell has performed with the Count Basie Orchestra singer Michael Bublé, but he takes the lead on Chosen Path, his latest release on Posi-tone. The band is a quartet with Art Hirahara (p), Boris Koslov (b), and Rudy Royston (d). Howell’s warm tone resonates on the opener “First Summer”, the cool vibe of “Street Strut “, with a sense of urgency on “Trials By Fire”, and cooking on “The Path”. You can’t miss with this one!


Publicist: Posi-Tone