Noah Howard was one of the world's greatest jazz musicians. The aim of this website is to keep his legacy alive and be a place where his friends can come together to listen to his eternal music. Here you can see photos, watch videos and purchase music and you will also find news about re-releases. Please tell us what you like or miss and share with us your material and comments, either on this site or on facebook.

June 2016: New album ‘From Dust We Came …To Dust We Return’

Amazing new recording published of an improvisation between Noah Howard, Justin Wiggan and Chris Mapp – crossing two eternities.

Title: ‘From Dust We Came …To Dust We Return’
Cat No. : Van 294/ dpromlp 127
Release date: June 7th 2016
Format: Vinyl album ONLY

This new album came about as a result of Justin Wiggan’s love of Howard’s music. 5 years after Howard’s death in 2010, Justin was in touch with his wife, Lieve Fransen, and learnt that Noah had made a large number of private recordings playing solo on the alto saxophone. Lieve kindly gave Justin access to these recordings and the freedom to develop an album in which he built electronic soundscapes around these solo passages.
He then asked bass player Chris Mapp to add bass lines to the foundation. The resulting music has been composed and edited by Wiggan to form the two sides of this album.

A record packing so much protein that it needed two labels to release it in a first time co-release between Dirter Promotions and Static Caravan.

Vinyl album ONLY in an edition of 500 copes (with download code). Garrord and Lofthouse format heavy duty card, gloss front / matt reverse sleeve.

Suggested places to buy:

New photos added

We just uploaded a bunch of new photos beautifully catching Noah’s unforgettable soul.

Ready to order: LIVE AT THE SWING CLUB

Noah HowardPlace your LIVE AT THE SWING CLUB order with one of the following shops:





You can also buy the LP from these two stores in BELGIUM: (Brussels) / (Gent)

More links to come in the next days. This very sought-after release might go out of stock quickly, so grab your copy right away!

Noah Howard Quartet – Mardi Gras

Mardi GrasRejoice in Mardi Gras (you tube) from the Live At The Swing Club album – to be re-released on vinyl April 4th!

Less than one month left! RELEASE DATE: 4th April 2014

Get the latest on the upcoming re-release of LIVE AT THE SWING CLUB on seriE.WOC.

“It was in April 1974 that Howard cut the ‘Live at the Swing Club’ in Turin, for Calumet Records. The session features Howard alongside Michael Smith on piano, Noel McGhie on drums and Bob Reid on bass. This was a very busy period for Howard, and he cut a series of albums for a variety of labels including ‘Live in Europe’ (featuring a epic version of Trane’s ‘Olé’), ‘Berlin Concert’, ‘Red Star’ (featuring bebop legend Kenny Clarke), and ‘Schizophrenic Blues’…

We are very excited to announce re-release of the ‘Live at the Swing Club’

The original, critically-acclaimed ”Live at the Swing Club” was recorded in Turin in 1974 – 40 years later we have proudly authorized the re-release of this wonderful LP which will be ready for Noah’s birthday in April.

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Listen to Lecke on Soundcloud

Live at the Swing Club

Recorded with Noah Howard (as), Michael Smith (p), Noel Mc Ghie (dr), Bob Reid (b)

Compositions by Noah Howard: Paris Dreams, Lecke, Mardi Gras

Original recording: 1974 (Italy) / Label: Calumet

Re-release: 2014 / . . . weiterlesen!

New photos of James Emmanuel and Bobby Few under ‘Pictures’

New photos of James Emmanuel, the great Afro American Haiku poet, and jazz pianist Bobby Few have been uploaded to ‘Pictures’. They worked with Noah on albums such as Space Dimension, Red Star and . . . weiterlesen!

Arthur Doyle 1944-2014

“Saxophonist Arthur Doyle died January 25 in Alabama; he was 69. Doyle had one of the fiercest, most unfettered saxophone styles in all of jazz; he got his first break in 1969, when he appeared on Noah Howard‘s The Black Ark. When I interviewed Howard for The Wire in 2006, he said, “Doyle was going in the direction of Frank [Wright], of Pharoah [Sanders], of Trane, and he was a young guy. I said, well, fuck it, I’ll put him inside my compositions and just let him express himself and do his thing.” To my ear, it’s that combination of Doyle’s . . . weiterlesen!

Rare copies of Middle Passage available

James Emmanuel, the great Afro American Haiku poet passed away recently and we had the luck finding some rare copies of Middle Passage, the beautiful tunes Noah and he did together in 2001. Don’t miss this very special opportunity and email to find out more about the recordings and place . . . weiterlesen!

The Black Ark CD and LP back in stock with Bo Weavil

Good news for all fans of The Black Ark, CD and LP are back in stock at Bo Weavil

The Black Ark
Noah Howard

1. Domiabra MP3
2. Ole Negro
3. Mount Fuji
4. Queen Anne MP3

Noah Howard – alto
Arthur Doyle – tenor
Earl Cross – trumpet
Leslie Waldron – piano
Norris Jones – bass
Mohammed Ali- drums
Juma . . . weiterlesen!