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Noah Howard

Primary Instrument: Sax, alto

Born: April 6, 1943 | Died: September 3, 2010    

Noah Howard

One of free jazz's more enigmatic figures, alto saxophonist Noah Howard was documented so infrequently on record and spent so much time living in Europe that the course of his career and development as a musician remain difficult to trace, despite a late-'90s renewal of interest in his music.

Howard was born in New Orleans in 1943 and began playing music in church as a child. He started out on trumpet (the instrument he played in the military during the early '60s) but subsequently switched to alto, and got in on the ground floor of the early free jazz movement. Most influenced by Albert Ayler, Howard made his debut as a leader for the groundbreaking ESP label, recording a pair of dates in 1966 (Noah Howard Quartet and At Judson Hall)....
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  • The Bremen Concert

    Jazt Tapes
    2012
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  • The Black Ark

    Bo'Weavil
    2008
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  • The Black Ark

    Bo'Weavil
    2007
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  • One Eye Open, the Other One Closed

    Altsax
    2004
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  • Patterns/Message To South Africa

    Not On Label
    1999
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  • Traffic

    Not On Label
    1983
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  • Olé

    Not On Label
    1979
    BUY
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The Bremen Concert by Jerry D'Souza

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