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George Howard

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George Howard was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His earlier training could be best attributed to his classical training on the clarinet, and the bassoon. During his teen years, he often listened to jazz-rock, and soul. However, it was his father who first introduced him to the earlier jazz works, of Charlie “The Bird” Parker, and John Coltrane. Later on, he moved to the soprano saxophone, which was his signature sound and voice.

By the 70’s, George was performing with the tenor sax, for which he used to hone his skills, by performing with the local groups and gaining recognition through his session playing. This was soon followed by work with the pioneers of the Philly-sound: Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff and Dexter Wansel. While at Philly, George gained more notoriety through his work, with the groups, Harold Melvin and the Blues Notes, and Blue Magic.
His first major break occurred when he was invited, by his idol Grover Washington, Jr. to join him on tour in 1979. And by the early 80’s he found himself actually recording under his own name. According to George, ”playing with Grover gave me a real hunger.” “As far and learning the ropes and watching Grover, who is a consummate professional, I learned a whole lot of stuff from being in that environment.” “It really fired up my hunger, for having my own thing.”

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  • yaxchilan20

    OMGoodness, very sexy and smooth rendition!

    30 Aug 2012 Reply
  • sera168

    good smooth jazz ,my love

    23 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Cali-Son

    George Took Over Where Ronnie Laws Left Off And Gave Jazz More Of The Smoooooth, Yeah He Did

    22 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Cannon49

    love his music its very smooth.

    16 Nov 2008 Reply
  • 2Serenity

    Wow..I'm in love. His smoothness....May he rest in peace. Reading that he passed away in 1998 of cancer. So sad. Ugh..

    30 Aug 2007 Reply
  • maciekmaciek

    That's good smooth jazz Poland is here

    10 Aug 2007 Reply

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