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The Howland/Imboden Project

The Howland/Imboden Project - The Howland/Imboden Project - 2001 - The Howland/Imboden Project

The Howland/Imboden Project is an all instrumental jazz/rock/fusion project with a strong emphasis on songs and a good dose of improvisation as well. The project features Keith Howland on guitar and Tris Imboden on drums, both current members of the legendary band Chicago. Also featured on the disc are fellow Chicago bandmates Robert Lamm, Lee Loughnane, James Pankow, Bill Champlin, and Jason Scheff as well as Jeff Babko (keys, Simon Phillips), Jimmy Earl (bass, Chick Corea, Robben Ford), David Garfield (keys, Los Lobotomys), Lance Morrison (bass, Don Henley), Kevin Ricard (percussion, Stevie Wonder), Mark Russo (sax, The Yellowjackets, Doobie Bros.), Steve Weingart (keys, Dave Weckl Band), and Horace Williamson (keys, Sam I Am). The project was great fun to make as there were no preconcieved notions for a direction or any restrictions. The disc has 60 minutes of music ranging from straight ahead rock to latin tinged jazz. We did not set out to make a certain type of record, we just set out to make ourselves happy making music. Hopefully you will enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it! - Album Notes © http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/howland

Mostly all instrumental jazz/rock/fusion at its finest, as Keith Howland repeatedly lays out fusion/rock flight after flight, punctuated with high-energy rock freakout where appropriate. An essential addition to your collection of Keith Howland discs, and a great introduction to his music if you`re just discovering the man for the first time. Keith Howland started like most kids with the Mel Bay books and a rented acoustic guitar when he was about seven years old. He had private lessons on and off all of his life but he is basically self-taught. Keith auditioned with the band Chicago in 1995 and got the gig over a roster of impressive candidates. Tris Imboden's consummate, innovative talents have established him as an eminent drummer whose unique style has garnered him a well-deserved ranking as a world-class drummer. Both communicative and emotive, Tris finds himself at home with a myriad of styles that spans generations and cultural borders. Whether it's rock, jazz, Latin, funk or blues, he imprints his own signature style while entertaining audiences around the world. Tris and Keith decided to pair up for their first solo fusion projects, and the results speak for themselves. Virtually all of the members of Chicago are featured on this disc along with special guests Jeff Babko, Mark Russo, David Garfield, Steve Weingart, Kevin Ricard, Lance Morrison, Jimmy Earl, and the amazing Horace Williamson. This album is HR by A.O.O.F.C. Keith and Tris keep busy with annual Chicago tours, and play live gigs around the Los Angeles area. Buy The Howland / Imboden Project’s “Live At The Baked Potato” album and support real music and top notch modern fusion [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 136 Mb]


1 Don't Wake The Baby (Keith Howland/Tris Imboden/Lance Morrison) 7:58
2 Theme From A Love Dream (Robert Lamm/Keith Howland/Tris Imboden) 7:29
3 Cement Mixer (Keith Howland/Tris Imboden) 3:34
4 Your Old Thingy (Keith Howland/Tris Imboden/Lance Morrison) 7:46
5 Fallin' In A Hole (Keith Howland/Tris Imboden/Lance Morrison) 6:04
6 Philly Blue (Keith Howland) 3:32
7 Friday The 13th (Keith Howland/Tris Imboden/Lance Morrison) 5:48
8 Sharp Funk 5 (Keith Howland/Tris Imboden/Lance Morrison) 8:35
9 Inching Towards...? (Robert Lamm/Keith Howland/Tris Imboden) 5:22
10 Mr. Ceiling Fan (Keith Howland/Tris Imboden/Lance Morrison) 4:14


Keith Howland: Guitars (All Tracks), Keyboards (5,6)
Lance Morrison: Bass (1,4,5,6,7,8,9,10)
Jimmy Earl: Bass (3), Fretless Bass (6)
Jason Scheff: Electric Upright Bass (2)
Steve Weingart: Keyboards (1)
Robert Lamm: Keyboards (2,9)
David Garfield: Keyboards (7)
Horace Williamson: Keyboards (10)
Bill Champlin: Electric Piano, Hammond B-3 (3)
Jeff Babko: Electric Piano (4)
Tris Imboden: Drums (All Tracks), Harmonica (5)
Kevin Ricard: Percussion (2,4,6,7,8,9)
Mark Russo: Alto Saxophone (3)
Lee Loughnane: Trumpet, Flügelhorn (2)
James Pankow: Trombone (9)
Grace Howland: Vocals (1)
Hank Steiger: Inspiration (5)


A.O.O.F.C said...


P/W is aoofc

francisco santos said...

nice one Paul !!!...thank you very much

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,Francisco, my friend. Thank you. I know that it's the kind of music you like. I hope everybody else likes it too! TTU later...Paul

francisco santos said...

how can they say that this is not good... if it's in AOOFC it's mind blowing...thanks again

A.O.O.F.C said...

Cheers,Francisco. Thanks for the compliment. It's the music that makes the blog and I wish more people would give these artists credit. TTU soon...Paul