Howard, Owen

bju, 2014CD
Instrument: Drums

Issue: 21.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Drummer Owen Howard leads a quintet with John O’Gallagher (as), Adam Kolker (ts, cl), Frank Carlberg (p) and Johannes Weldenmueller (b). The drums are front and center with Howard showcased in More Lore – Drum Lore Vol. 2. This is the working band and the interactions are seamless on this neobop, jazz-fusion recording. Many of the songs are bi-modal shifting back and forth from free jazz to fusion. Howard had a hand in composing half of the ten selections furthering his signature on the album. Among the best are “Ungano”, “Got To Take Another Chance” and “Pee Wee”.


Publicist: Red Cat Publicity