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Dylan Howe
Soho, London
Drummer / bandleader / jazz person / kinetic conceptualiser :)
Interests: my wife zoe, drums, jazz, blue note, design, movie, bowie, coltrane, steinbeck, stravinsky, orwell, 20th century, stax
Recent Activity
I left the Blockheads tonight after 13 years - I'd like to thank the band and everyone involved with the group and all that came to the gigs over the years - it's been great, thank you all so much Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2011 at Dylan Howe's Personal blog
Dylan Howe is now following Ethan Iverson
Nov 14, 2010
DYLAN HOWETour Announcement SHOW SCHEDULEPacific Road Arts CentreBirkenhead, UKSun Mar 07 1008:00 PM The Sage GatesheadNewcastle, UKMon Mar 08 1008:00 PM Assembly RoomsDerby, UKWed Mar 10 1008:00 PM Band on the WallManchester, MAN, UKThu Mar 11 1008:00 PMTicketsHuntingdon HallWorcester, WOR, UKFri Mar 12 1008:00 PMTicketsMuni Arts CentrePontypridd, UKSat Mar 13 1008:00 PM Norwich Arts CentreNorwich, UKMon Mar 15 1008:00 PM The JunctionCambridge, UKTue Mar 16 1008:00 PM The StablesMilton Keynes, MIK, UKWed Mar 17 1008:00 PM LANDMARK THEATREilracombe, DEVON, UKFri Mar 19 1008:00 PM Electric PalaceBridport, DOR, UKSun Mar 21 1008:00 PMTicketsPizza on the ParkLondon, UKMon Mar 22 1008:00 PMTicketsPizza... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2010 at Dylan Howe's Personal blog
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Hi - Will and I are playing on Sunday night at this great venue in Richmond. First set at 7.45 - £8 on the door. THE DYSART ARMS 135 Petersham Road Richmond Surrey TW10 7AA 020 8940 8005 enquiries@thedysartarms.co.uk AND - The new album: Dylan Howe / Will Butterworth Duo Stravinsky - The Rite Of Spring Part 1 (Motorik Recordings. MR1003) is now available at Amazon.co.uk - here's the link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0036PVUBY Also in shops now at Ray's Jazz in Foyles and Harold Moores Records - with more to come WITH .. .. the official release with Proper Note Distribution at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2010 at Dylan Howe's Personal blog
Here's the review by Selwyn Harris in the latest edition of Jazzwise (Feb 2010) - it's on page 36 (and Will's 'Taking Off' feature is on P16). Jazzwise Feb '10 Dylan Howe / Will Butterworth Duo The Rite of Spring - Part 1 The 32 year old pianist Edinburgh-born pianist Will Butterworth made a quiet splash with his ambitious yet very impressive solo piano debut in 207. Destined for a career as a classical cellist. Butterworth improvised on the piano at a young age allowing him a personal expression he hadn't been able to find in his classical studies. For... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2010 at Dylan Howe's Personal blog
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Come to Brutally Honest Promotions - Col jazz's (Colin Erswell's) new gig night featuring the more experimental side o stuff - this Wednesday night feat. Will and I's duo - playing Stravinsky for piano (Rhodes and elect piano at this gig) and drums. Check it out and support some alt / creative musics in Chatham (!) - why don't ya.. :-) The Cellar Command House Gun Wharf Dock Road Chatham, ME4 4TX 8.30-11pm 01634 362 704 http://www.thecommandhouse.co.uk £5 on door Also there are a few copies left of the prerelease run at our Myspace via the old Pay Pal OR... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2010 at Dylan Howe's Personal blog
“The details of my life are quite inconsequential.... Very well, where do I begin? My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low-grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a 15-year-oldFrench prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize; he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes, he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. The sort of generalmalaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament... My childhood was typical: summers in Rangoon... luge lessons... In the spring, we'd make meat helmets... When I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2010 at Dylan Howe's Personal blog
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Dylan Howe / Will Butterworth Duo - this Thursday in Coventry and three more Hi - hope you're well and thank you to those that came to the Vortex, it was a great night! + we got a nice review in the Guardian too (below) Also, for those that weren't able to make it to the Vortex, here are the other dates in Will and I's UK mini tour during Jan/Feb -spread the word if you can to those near if pos and see you somewhere along the way - this Thursday in Coventry is the next one + there... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2010 at Dylan Howe's Personal blog
Dylan Howe and Will Butterworth dip into Stravinsky’s back catalogue Jan 15 2010 With Martin Longley Add a comment Recommend DRUMMER Dylan Howe is mainly known for leading a sharply-attacking hard bop quintet. They’re regularly burning up on the London scene and beyond but Howe will be bringing a more contemplative repertoire to Coventry on Thursday in a duo with pianist Will Butterworth. The pair will be playing at Taylor John’s House, previewing material drawn from their forthcoming album of jazz improvisations based on The Rite Of Spring. Igor Stravinsky’s 1913 work is subjected to a syncopated dissection, accumulating a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2010 at Dylan Howe's Personal blog
Bolyan's Rules (c/o Elliot Randall) - truisms in recording and music to live by :) http://tweetphoto.com/8694240 Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2010 at Dylan Howe's Personal blog
Good review of the Vortex gig by John L Walters online today http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/jan/13/stravinsky-duo-review It is thrilling to hear Stravinsky in a Dalston jazz dive with a beer in your hand. Pianist Will Butterworth and drummer Dylan Howe's version of the first part of The Rite of Spring digs out Igor's Slavic jazz soul without losing the work's essence. They base their arrangement on the composer's own piano reduction, taking inspiration from Bernstein's subsequent version while also adding developments of their own. When Butterworth plays the urgent 5/4 ostinato of the introduction, Howe adds a busy EST-style groove that morphs crisply... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2010 at Dylan Howe's Personal blog
Dylan Howe is now following AVATAR
Jan 13, 2010
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Dylan Howe is now following David Byrne
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Jan 13, 2010
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Here they are: JANUARY: 21st - Taylor John's House Coal Vaults Canal Basin Coventry CV1 4LY 02476 559 958 8.00-11pm £6 (£5 advance) on door www.thetinangel.co.uk 27th - The Cellar, Command House Gun Wharf Dock Road Chatham, ME4 4TX 01634 362 704 8.30-11pm £5 on door www.coljazz.co.uk FEBRUARY: 5th - The Fleece at Stoke by Nayland. Keepers Lane Leavenheath Colchester Essex CO6 4PZ 01473 820200 8.30-11pm £8 on door www.jazzatthefleece.org.uk 21st - The Dysart Arms 135 Petersham Road Richmond Surrey TW10 7AA 020 8940 8005 7.45pm £8 on door www.thedysartarms.co.uk Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2010 at Dylan Howe's Personal blog
For those that came to the Vortex and those that weren't able, just about to publish the dates outside of London for Will and I's UK mini tour in Jan/Feb - hope to see some of you somewhere along the way Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2010 at Dylan Howe's Personal blog
This is the best site ever! - Everyone should have this open on their computers all the time - You're a genius Zz! xxx
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