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Sutures & Stitches

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Sutures & Stitches
Sutures & Stitches


'Sutures and Stitches' is the debut solo album from the multi-award winning drummer, composer and bandleader Ollie Howell, and it features some of the brightest emerging stars on the UK scene.

Ollie's electrifying performances, superb compositions, and explosive improvisation place him amongst the finest young jazz talent in the UK and his quintet was awarded the prestigious Peter Whittingham Development Award in 2012. Indeed, after watching Ollie perform both Quincy Jones and drummer Jimmy Cobb have befriended him and act as mentors for the young musician.

In 2009 Ollie was suddenly diagnosed with a brain malformation which meant that over the past few years, he has had to have several neurosurgeries, most recently in April 2012. All of the music on this album was written during, and influenced by, the incredible journey that Ollie went through during this defining point in his life.

It's a superb collection of original compositions that takes inspiration from the diverse sounds springing from the contemporary London and NYC jazz scenes, has a strong dedication to melodic and memorable themes and driving grooves. It stands as a shining testament of how passionate and inspired music can be born from the most dire of circumstances.

"An unbelievable drummer. So creative I couldn't believe it. This kid really is a 360-degree beautiful young cat that I believe has what it takes to make a life out of music." - Quincy Jones

Personnel: Ollie Howell (drums), Duncan Eagles (tenor saxophone), Mark Perry (trumpet), Matt Robinson (piano), Max Luthert (double bass)


  1. Name
  2. Later On
  3. Beyond
  4. Drum Intro
  5. So Close, So Far
  6. Angry Skies
  7. Trumpet Intro
  8. 19th Day
  9. A World Apart
  10. Bass Intro
  11. For Anya
  12. They
  13. Sax Intro
  14. Two Sides
  15. Dear Old Stockholm
  16. Piano Intro
  17. A Hollow Victory
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