Wiley, Howard

Howard Wiley, 2007CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 14.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: There is pain and anger coming through the notes of Wiley’s sax. The liner notes explain each of the ten songs, each inspired by African-American spirituals. The basis is gospel music and call & response slave chants. “Angola” is the Angola State Prison, one of the last antebellum plantations in Southern Louisiana. The band includes pairs of bassists, vocalists (1 opera, 1 scat) and violinists along with one trumpeter, drummer, trombonist and Wiley on sax. They convey the harsh emotions through sound.


Publicist: Goldberg Media