Howard Alden Live at the Smithsonian Jazz Cafe by Howard Alden. For Guitar (All). Boxed, Concert/Documentary. Mel Bay Records. Jazz. DVD. Duration 104 minutes. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.21377DVD).
Widely heralded as one of the finest of a new generation of jazz guitarists, Howard Alden regards the late George Van Eps, with whom he recorded four CDs in the 1990s, as one of his most important professional influences. Howard's musical depth and instrumental mastery are clearly apparent in this concert recorded at the Smithsonian Jazz Cafe in Washington D.C. on January 27th, 2006. Jon Burr on bass and Rob Garcia on drums join Howard on a rich selection of jazz favorites, with the beautiful voice of Terrie Richards Alden featured on Gone With the Wind.