FRED HO (HOUN)

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Fred Ho's prodigious gifts as a jazz composer were equaled (and augmented) by his drive to effect social change. Ho's leftist leanings informed virtually every piece of music he wrote, often by means of clumsily written agitprop lyrics. The results could be humorous and/or moving, but were more often than not simply leaden. Ignore the heavy-handed preaching, however, and Ho was a sensitive and imaginative composer who learned the lessons of Duke Ellington and applied them to post-Coltrane jazz. Ho received his B.A. in Sociology from Harvard in 1979. In 1982, as Fred Houn (he later changed his name), the composer founded the Afro-Asian Music Ensemble, with which he recorded Tomorrow is Now! (1986) for the Soul Note label. During the '80s and '90s, he would also lead and record his Asian-American Art Ensemble and his Monkey Orchestra. Fred Ho died of cancer at his home in Brooklyn on April read more...
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FRED HO (HOUN) Tomorrow Is Now album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tomorrow Is Now
Avant-Garde Jazz 1985
FRED HO (HOUN) We Refuse To Be Used And Abused album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
We Refuse To Be Used And Abused
Avant-Garde Jazz 1988
FRED HO (HOUN) Underground Railroad to My Heart album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Underground Railroad to My Heart
Avant-Garde Jazz 1993
FRED HO (HOUN) Monkey: Part1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Monkey: Part1
World Fusion 1996
FRED HO (HOUN) Monkey: Part Two album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Monkey: Part Two
World Fusion 1997
FRED HO (HOUN) Turn Pain Into Power! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Turn Pain Into Power!
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
FRED HO (HOUN) Yes Means Yes No Means No... album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Yes Means Yes No Means No...
Avant-Garde Jazz 1998
FRED HO (HOUN) Warrior Sisters: The New Adventures of African and Asian Womyn Warriors album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Warrior Sisters: The New Adventures of African and Asian Womyn Warriors
Third Stream 1999
FRED HO (HOUN) Voice of the Dragon: Once Upon a Time in Chinese America album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Voice of the Dragon: Once Upon a Time in Chinese America
Third Stream 2001
FRED HO (HOUN) Deadly She-Wolf Assassin At Armageddon! / Momma's Song album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Deadly She-Wolf Assassin At Armageddon! / Momma's Song
Third Stream 2006
FRED HO (HOUN) Celestial Green Monster album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Celestial Green Monster
Progressive Big Band 2010
FRED HO (HOUN) The Sweet Science Suite: A Scientific Soul Music Honoring of Muhammad Ali album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Sweet Science Suite: A Scientific Soul Music Honoring of Muhammad Ali
Progressive Big Band 2011
FRED HO (HOUN) Year Of The Tiger album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Year Of The Tiger
Progressive Big Band 2011
FRED HO (HOUN) Big Red! album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Big Red!
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
FRED HO (HOUN) Snake-Eaters album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Snake-Eaters
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
FRED HO (HOUN) Fred Ho & Quincy Saul : The Music of Cal Massey album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fred Ho & Quincy Saul : The Music of Cal Massey
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011

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