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Album Review
Joseph Howell: Live In Japan
(Summit Records 2021)

Audio Warehouse


The musicians on this album are highly-skilled improvisers and are masters of their craft.

Jazz Weekly

Swings it like it’s on the end of a rope, swirling around like an Olympic discus thrower.

Michael Doherty's Music Log

Hirakawa lead both flows and hops, over that great, loose groove, and it seems he could carry on like this forever

Midwest Records

Eclectic and energetic, this date is loaded with verve and swing and actually takes you to some new places on this tasty journey.

My Secret Room


Phil's Picks

Joseph Howell Quartet’s ‘Live In Japan’ Is Among The Best Of 2021’s New Live Recordings

The Rehearsal Studio

A stimulating reminder of just how engaging jazz practices could be for the better part of the twentieth century.

Tom Hull

Pianist Keigo Hirakawa is most impressive.

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