Colors of Life

JUA

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Produced by Onaje Allan Gumbs; Chocolate Chi Music, 2014

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TRACKS: 

1. Beatrice (Rivers / Howard)                  2. Bird Alone (Lincoln)                            3. Old Devil Moon (Harburg / Lane)        4. Time Past (Clark / Howard)                5. Love Came On Stealthy Fingers (Dorough)                                                  6. Colors of Life (Kenner / Howard)        7. You're My Alter Ego (Williams / Watson)                                                    8. Let Me Be The One (Withers / Scarborough)                                          9.  Believe (Clark / Howard)                  10.  Finally (Clark / Howard)       

MUSICIANS:    

Onaje Allan Gumbs - piano / fender rhodes                                                      Roger Byam - soprano and tenor saxophone                                              Shan Kenner - guitar                              Gregory M. Jones - bass (upright / electric)                                                    Vince Ector - drums                              Gary Fritz - percussion

 

 

 

 

While we are on the subject of jazz vocals Jua Howard has one of those voices that has the tonal purity and expressiveness of a great horn player. Like Chet Baker, Sarah Vaughn, Al Jarreau, and Elvis Costello,and yeah Mel Torme, Jua envelops you in song. Not all of his material is lyrically strong, but he brings passion and sensitivity to his work. As has been said of others before, I could listen to him sing the phone book. He takes an early Sam Rivers ballad to heart, "Beatrice", nails an original tune, a minor key ballad, "Time Past", takes Bob Dorough's "Love Came On Stealthy Fingers" to a wonderful place, and excels on his own tune the title cut "Colors Of Life". ” - Hobart Taylor

— KUCI 88.9 FM in Irvine

Jua (no last name? OK!) works on seduction here. He’s got a breathy low tenor voice and soulful delivery, and makes it work on material ranging from Sam Rivers’ flexible “Beatrice” to lyrical “Believe.” The teammates Roger Byam/ts-ss, Shan Kenner/g, Onaje Allan gumbs/key, Gregory M. Jones/b, Vince Ector/dr and Gary Fritz/perc can allow Jua to float like clouds as on a gorgeous “Old Devil Moon” or get moody with silhouettes as on “You’re My Alter Ego.” He displays a rich vibrato with some classical guitar on a passionate “Love Came On Stealthy Fingers” and goes wispy and dreamy with Byam’s tenor on “Colors of Life.” He’s got it down!” - George W. Harris

Jazz Weekly

Anticipation

JUA

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Executive Produced by Jua Howard & Marc Fisher; Chocolate Chi Music, 2007

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TRACKS:  

1.  Higher (Fisher / Howard)                    2.  Invisible (Howard)                              3.  Everytime (Palmer / Jenkins)            4.  Anticipation (Fisher)                          5.  Dream (Fisher)                                    6.  Remnants (Howard)                            7.  Temptation  (Howard)                        8.  Free Fall (Fisher)                                9.  I Need You (Howard)                        10.  Push It Further (Fisher / Howard)  11.  Push Aside the Hurt (Palmer / Howard)                                                    12.  Ever After (Fisher / Howard)            13.  Lost Paradise (Fisher / Williams)    14.  Just Breathe (Fisher)                        15.  That's All (Brandt / Haymes) 

PRODUCERS:     

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