Jack Howard has had his Prince moment with his latest release, the beautiful 6-track EP, The Passing Parade. Performed, produced, programmed and written by Jack, it’s at once familiar yet full of new sounds and voices.
Jack’s long-time compadre, Nicky Del Rey, features with typically brilliant and inventive guitar and Heather Michael (from Jack’s Bacharach band) adds some divine backing vocals; but the rest is all Jack – the rich voice and trumpet, the subtly arranged horns, the big choruses.
The opening track, A Foggy Night, starts with the swirling sound of four reverb-soaked flugel horns from which emerge a simple electronic beat and twisted guitars. The words tell a tale of late night yearning and empty freeways.
Six tracks – from the anthemic Simple Men and the drama of Don’t Freeze Me Out – and Jack continues to offer up high-quality, engrossing, genre-free music.
Join The Passing Parade in CD and or digital form at Jack’s Bandcamp.