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Release date May 8,2020 'PEACHY

PEACHY volume one


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Spontaneous creativity is the key element in jazz music. This is a gathering of bold spontaneous composers lead by one of the fearless adventurers in the world of on-the-spot jazz music creation!

Richard Howell calls his music "Bridge Music" it finds the pathway to make connection linking us together as one. The "bridge construction crew" : Glen Pearson is free flowing and on point playing piano, he keeps you spellbound. David Frazier offers undeniable grooves steeped in African folklore and history. David Ewell laid foundations of bass groove with a special attention to respecting silence and space. Bold ,courageous and brave is the approach of drummer Ele Salif Howell clearly tribal and African ceremonial. With a strong sense of the masters and fluent style Rafa Postel stands tall in his musical presence as a soulful trumpeter.

Bandleader, producer ,award winning composer, spontaneous composer, undaunted with living in the moment saxophonist Richard Howell contributed to the support of what Love sounds like. Recorded "live" in Mill Vally, California at the beautiful Throckmorton Theatre by recordist /producer Adrian Wong.

Richard Howell creates "Bridge Music" with the idea of unifying while offering a truce from disagreeable and painful current events. The album "Peachy volume one " is a live recording that offers extended compositions . The adventure is felt when being a part of these spontaneous developments unfolding right before your ears. Musical twist and turns abound makes this exciting listening . over an hour listening from volume one. be sure to purchase volume two .Richard offered a two and half hour concert of never heard prior music a WORLD PREMIERE. SHARE THIS WITH A FRIEND .

Glen Pearson-piano David Frazier-percussion David Ewell- bass Ele Salif Howell -drums Rafa Postel- trumpet Richard Howell -saxophones

Recorded by Adrian Wong with RCHowellMusic Production copyright 2020 RCHowellMusic ASCAP

recorded October 5,2019

Throckmorton Theatre Mill Valley, California

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PEACHY volume two


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The continuation of total improvised never before heard "Bridge Music " steeped in the jazz tradition . PEACHY volume two reflects creating value from the current negative political climate that will effect us for years. Here is uplifting reminder of how beautiful spontaneous creation combats as art saves lives. GLEN PEARSON-piano DAVID FRAZIER-percussion DAVID EWELL-bass ELE SALIF HOWELL-drums RAFA POSTEL-trumpet Richard Howell -producer -bandleader -spontaneous inspirational composer and saxophones

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The idea is to make living selling music. I am a professional composer -a songwriter. We are in dire times and I am fortunate to not be starving with plenty of food and a comfortable place to be SHELTER IN PLACE. DO NOT MISUNDERSTAND ME. I need to make a living and get paid. Today (like other days) I want you to have this music FREE and use it to lift your spirits and share with others. if you cannot share with others perhaps be kind enough to purchase.

WE carry each other, we touch each other, we can comfort each other in a crisis. The quarantine can be scary but it is designed to save lives. It is a beautiful act of selflessness to stay put so that lives can be saved. My offer is to inspire others who often do not stay informed and need a little help in understanding that "Shelter In Place" protects everyone. We will get through this -Quarantine does not mean there should be no action, in fact by self-enforcing the "Shelter In Place" with integrity you are helping the health, first responders, care workers, your community, humanity and yourself. Congratulations and thank you>

Take a moment and visit my website if you do not know Richard Howell (me) -Jazz Music is my way of life, my being, my life's blood forever flowing through my body. Jazz is the most influential music on planet earth. Funk, Hip Hop, Soul, Pop, Country & Western, World kinds of music derived from Jazz. It's all from the same source and I am blessed to be creative in the styles of music I love. ( ok, I am a "closet funkster)

"You Can Inspire" you may categorize it as "Pop'Music (if you think you should) it's soulful spirited jazz to me with lush harmonies indictive of jazz music - however, you wish to call it. Listen to it, feel it and don't think, just feel it. YOU CAN INSPIRE. SHARE THIS MUSIC, SHARE THIS MUSIC -SHARE IT!


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NEW RELEASE MAY 15, 2018Richard Howell and Sudden Changes - "Coming of Age - MANGAKU".A new album of original music by Richard Howell featuring: Frederick Harris, Charles McNeal, Ravi Abcarian, Danny Armstrong, and David Frazier.With Special Guest: Christian Scott Atunde AdjuahAnd Introducing: Ele HowellAvailable world-wide on all major digital music platforms May 15th, 2018!(Cover photo by David Tau)

NEW RELEASE MAY 15, 2018Richard Howell and Sudden Changes - "Coming of Age - MANGAKU".A new album of original music by Richard Howell featuring: Frederick Harris, Charles McNeal, Ravi Abcarian, Danny Armstrong, and David Frazier.With Special Guest: Christian Scott Atunde AdjuahAnd Introducing: Ele HowellAvailable world-wide on all major digital music platforms May 15th, 2018!(Cover photo by David Tau)

Sample MUSIC CLIPS below:

The time stated next to each song is the actual duration of each song and NOT  the duration of the clip.  Clips are short in time duration Enjoy!

Coming Of Age - MANGAKU


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Record Label IYOUWE presents: “Coming Of Age - MANGAKU” Introducing Elé Salif Howell with special guest Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah featuring: Frederick Harris, Charles McNeal, Ravi Abcarian, Danny Armstrong, David Frazier Aptly described by KQED as a jazz “Jedi master,” tenor saxophonist, award winning composer and producer Richard Howell is a Bay Area treasure who has come into his own as a bandleader after decades of producing and supporting other artists. Coming of Age - MANGAKU ,has a strong spiritual component and is an album of honest original Richard Howell compositions. The albums introduces Howell’s youngest son, Elé Salif Howell, a spirited teenaged drummer joined by the virtuosic pianist Frederick Harris, veteran bassist Ravi Abcarian and scorching alto saxophonist Charles McNeal,with an appearance from “stretch music” pioneer trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah. Raised in Los Angeles, Howell made his Bay Area jazz debut in the early 1980s with a triumvirate of legends, joining trumpeter Don Cherry, bassist Charlie Haden and drummer Billy Higgins at the Great American Music Hall. He spent years touring with R&B greats Etta James, Chaka Khan, and more ,the music of Richard Howell reflects “fresh” innovation from all of these experiences. “The New Voice of Jazz is an Elder!!” Personnel: Richard Howell tenor, soprano saxophone vocals, percussion, tama drum Frederick Harris -piano Charles McNeal - alto saxophone Elé Salif Howell - drums Ravi Abcarian -double bass Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah - trumpet Darrel Green - drums (Coming Of Age) David Frazier - percussion , kutiri drums, congas Ron Belcher - Bass Danny Armstrong- trombone Art Khu - Electric Fender Rhodes piano James Garrison - tenor saxophone (Coming of Age) Baron Arnold - trombone (Bridge Music) Pasha Howell - vocals (Bridge Music)

Music written and produced by Richard Howell for RCHowellMusic ASCAP released on IYOUWE records visit:

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CD available - The incentive for the album MANGAKU:

"A genesis , a new birth of me standing in my center as a band leader, experienced musician and mentor to the youth over decades " Richard Howell calls the Bay Area home, but he’s been a leading light on the international scene for decades. A riveting improviser who is also a prolific producer and respected educator, he’s worked and recorded with leading figures in rock, pop, blues and jazz, from Etta James, Chaka Khan, Della Reese, Don Cherry, and Cecil Taylor to Charlie Haden, Willie Bobo, Pete Escovedo, Maurice White, Charlie Musselwhite and Carlos Santana. Having traveled around the world practicing his craft both as musician and educator, he currently lectures throughout Europe, conducting a series entitled “Jazz Tree”, which focuses on the history of jazz and leading the superbly dynamic high-spirited jazz ensemble "Sudden Changes". Here is the offering Featuring : Frederick Harris, Charles McNeal, Ravi Abracian, Danny Armstrong, David Frazier -Introducing Elé Salif Howell with special guest Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

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