The 2018 new release is here!

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)

Coming Of Age - MANGAKU

RICHARD HOWELL AND SUDDEN CHANGES

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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: IYOUWE.com

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  1. 1 Love Cycle 07:00 Info
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  2. 2 Chef Says 10:08 Info
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  3. 3 Messenger 00:31 Info
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  4. 4 Bridge Music - 05:52 Info
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  5. 5 Can I still play 00:45 Info
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  6. 6 Coming Of Age -MANGAKU 11:03 Info
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  7. 7 The Catalyst 07:33 Info
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  8. 8 Ching 00:30 Info
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  9. 9 Mother Earth 06:07 Info
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  10. 10 Sticking With Love 08:14 Info
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  11. 11 Bodi ya 00:30 Info
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  12. 12 Dr.Bell 07:14 Info
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  13. 13 Bridge Music -Full 13:16 Info
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"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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The Summer Session "live" at The Throckmorton Theatre

RICHARD HOWELL AND SUDDEN CHANGES

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Recorded Live at the Throckmorton Theater by a stellar lineup Richard Howell, Frederick Harris ,Charles McNeal, Ravi Abcarian,Ele Howell, Jasim Peralas, Baron Arnold. Music performed LIVE from the albums "Coming Of Age-MANGAKU" and "BURKINA" in the delightful style of SUDDEN CHANGES you can feel the twist and turns that will pull you out of any negative state into pure joy and positive spirit. Jazz that moves your body. THIS IS WHAT LOVE SOUNDS LIKE-

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  1. 1 LOVE CYCLE 16:50 Info
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  2. 2 HOW TALL IS TOO TALL? 15:10 Info
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  3. 3 BRIDGE MUSIC 13:41 Info
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  4. 4 BRIDGING THE GAP 04:58 Info
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  5. 5 CONVERSATION WITH CHARLIE MAC 12:59 Info
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  6. 6 SUDDEN CHANGES 17:19 Info
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The Winter Session "Live' at the Throckmorton Theatre

RICHARD HOWELL AND SUDDEN CHANGES

this Winter recording has music performed from the MANGAKU album before it's release in May2018 . it's a long recording with a few blemishes from the stage monitor mixes , there was an occasional feedback that did not prevent a stellar performance but it did raise concern about having perfect monitor mixes in the future. Richard Howell, Frederick Harris, Charles McNeal ,Ravi Abacarian, Ele Howell with a special treat from Ashanti Johnson . this was a great night of wonderful music performances . Enjoy ! bringing it to you honest!

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An Afternoon Soiree

RICHARD HOWELL AND SUDDEN CHANGES

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An Afternoon Soiree - Richard Howell and Sudden Changes Frederick Harris,Charles McNeal, Ele Howell, Ravi Abcarian, Richard Howell. Recorded live and produced by Adrian Wong This recording beautifully captures the intensity of this dynamic "Bridge Music" ensemble . special thanks to Ray and Linda

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  1. 1 Sing The Song Of Samba Sock 16:58 Info
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  2. 2 Freedom 13:52 Info
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  3. 3 Bridge Music 13:03 Info
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  4. 4 Chef says 16:06 Info
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  5. 5 Sing The Song Of Samba Sock intro Frederick Harris 07:49 Info
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