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Steven Kozar
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Steven Kozar This is really an amazing album! I listen to a lot of contemporary young jazz artists and this one is at the very top of my list of favorites. There's a perfect blend of engaging melodies, stunning musicianship and overall cohesiveness that connects all of the songs together into a wonderful listening experience. I hope this incredibly talented artist can continue making music of this high caliber for a long time. Give this album a listen and BUY it!
Rob O.
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Rob O. Strip away the electronics and effects and you have a cohesive sextet playing some very interesting straight ahead jazz. Ollie Howell has put together a first rate band for this project. When it comes to jazz it's easy to cover the American songbook of standards. It takes a special talent to write original music and do it well. Ollie has done that very thing and has a big career ahead.
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Begin… 00:50
Shadows 07:27
Resurge 06:48
In Search 01:36
Moving On 07:22
Knew 06:22
The Unknown 06:59
In Truth 02:28
Coming Home 05:32


"The term 'Self-Identity' was originally described to me as "The recognition of one's potential and qualities as an individual". The creation of this album began as a quest to discover the different of myself that make me who I am, and my developing identity as a musician. Rather than the discovery of an answer to that question however, this album instead became a document of the first step of that journey, and one that I hope continues to intrigue and define me. The wonderfully surprising places this music took me to whilst writing and creating it have led me to new musical worlds and exciting challenges, and have unleashed a new sense of musical-freedom that is continuing to inspire me."


released April 14, 2017

Ollie Howell – Drums/Compositions/Electronics
Duncan Eagles – Tenor Saxophone
Ant Law – Electric Guitar
Henry Spencer – Trumpet
Matt Robinson – Piano/Rhodes
Max Luthert – Double Bass

Produced by Ollie Howell
All compositions written and arranged by Ollie Howell
Recorded at Real World Studios, UK
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Stuart Bruce

Studio Photography by Rob Blackham
Artwork and Design by Samuel de Ceccatty


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Ollie Howell London, UK

Ollie Howell is a multi-award winning drummer, instrumentalist, composer, producer and broadcaster.

Based in London, Ollie is establishing a name for himself both in the UK and internationally. His live shows and recordings impress fans with a punchy blend of creativity, stunning improvisation and critically acclaimed compositions.
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