A Love Supreme: Richard Howell Plays the Legendary John Coltrane
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Join us tonight for some of the original “Bridge Music” – the music of John Coltrane played by some of the Bay Area’s top talent!
Richard Howell´s roots are deeply imbedded in jazz music, the entire Howell household had no other choice then to listen to the wonderful recordings of Count Basie, and the radio was always tuned to the jazz stations.
Richard’s father purchased hundreds of jazz records and would expose his children to the proud accomplishments of what his father referred to as “the music of Africans of North America”. Whatever his father wanted to label it, Richard lived and breathed Jazz daily. One day Mr. Howell Sr. came home with the music of John Coltrane and handed it to Richard along with his exclusive permission to use the stereo, triggering a long-time love affair …
Enter the music of Duke Pearson, Dexter Gordan, Stanley Turrentine, Roy Haynes, Jazz Crusaders, Charles Toliver, Jackie McClean, Cannonball Adderley, Sony Stitt, Gene Amonds, Gerald Wilson, Roland Kirk, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Clifford Brown, Horace Silver, Charles Lloyd, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Doug and Jean Carn – all mixed with the God Father of Soul James Brown.
John Coltrane remained a staple for Richard and musical inspiration for many saxophonist worldwide.
Despite a relatively brief career (he first came to notice as a sideman at age 29 in 1955, formally launched a solo career at 33 in 1960, and was dead at 40 in 1967), saxophonist John Coltrane was among the most important, and most controversial, figures in jazz.
Since Coltrane was a protean player who changed his style radically over the course of his career, this has made for much confusion in his discography and in appreciations of his playing. There remains a critical divide between the adherents of his earlier, more conventional (if still highly imaginative) work and his later, more experimental work. No one, however, questions Coltrane’s almost religious commitment to jazz or doubts his significance in the history of the music.
142 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941
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Our venue is an accessible venue. ADA seating is available for all shows. Please add a note to your online ticket purchase with any specific needs or call or email our Box Office at 415-383-9600 or BoxOffice@142ThrockmortonTheatre.org We will do everything to accommodate you in the best way possible.View less