SUBTERRANEAN: NEW DESIGNS ON BOWIE’S BERLIN (2014) ★★★★★ 'Stunning, essential.' DOWNBEAT ★★★★ UNCUT, MOJO, TIMES, GUARDIAN, INDEPENDENT, JAZZWISE, BLUES & SOUL 'Dylan, that's a top notch album you've got there. Really.' DAVID BOWIE
STRAVINSKY - THE RITE OF SPRING - PART 1 (2010) 'Superlative drummer / pianist duo reinterpreting Stravinsky's finest movements via freewheeling jazz.' TIME OUT 'Thrilling...packed with big gestures and catchy hooks. It's fresh and immediate - digs out Igor's Slavic jazz soul without losing the work's essence.' THE GUARDIAN '
TRANSLATION 2 - STANDARDS AND PREVIEWS (2007) 'The remarkable cohesion of the whole band.. Howe's needle-sharp drum fills... and that indefinable sense of occasion which comes when a band knows it is working at the top of its form.' THE OBSERVER 'Sharply dressed modal & bop from drummer Howe’s cracking quintet.' THE INDEPENDENT 'Searing modal, scorching originals - superb retro-hard bop.' Critic’s Choice - TIME OUT 'Intelligent hard bop with a melodic twist.' THE TIMES
TRANSLATION - RECORDED LIVE IN SOHO - VOL 1 (2006) 'A looseness reminiscent of Miles's 1960s ensemble... He (DH) knows exactly how the dynamics and drama of this idiom are supposed to work, and proves himself to be a sophisticated composer of slow tone-poetry.' John Fordham - THE GUARDIAN 'Howe handles the Blue Note genre with ease! Stimulating.' JAZZ CD OF THE WEEK - LONDON EVENING STANDARD
THIS IS IT (2004) 'If this were to catch you unawares, you might well assume that it came from one of the more advanced Blue Note sessions of the mid-1960s. Howe's drumming has just the right mercurial touch.' Dave Gelly - JAZZ CD OF THE WEEK - THE OBSERVER
THE WAY I HEAR IT (2003) 'His fills & cymbal rolls evoke memories of the great Elvin Jones & Philly-Jo-Jones.' JAZZ JOURNAL 'A very honest, highly promising album...dynamic drumming...maturity & control.' JAZZ RAG 'Sit back and enjoy an unfussy, very swinging debut that is sprinkled with no little Blue Note 60’s gold dust.' Andy Robson - JAZZWISE MAGAZINE