I Wished on the Moon
I Would Do Most Anything for You
Drop Me Off in Harlem
I Should Care
Darn That Dream
It's Over Because We're Through
Three Little Words
Total time: 52'39'
RED RICHARDS erhielt 1994 den "Grand Prix du Disque de Jazz" für die CD jp 1042 MY ROMANCE der jährlich nur einmal vergeben wird von der "Hot Club de France Fédération"
Charles "Red" Richards died on Thursday 12th of March 1998 while performing..
MY ROMANCE is piano at its best ' and that not only refers to the
instrument but to the pianist, too: stride, jump, blues, ballads, and
all of them swinging. One of the many pleasant things about the swing
scene is the rediscovery of the grand old men, jazz musicians who
throughout their lives have not only perfected their technique but also
kept their feeling and their very own style.
One of these personalities is RED RICHARDS. As the pianist on "Benny Waters Plays Songs of Love" CD jp 1039
he contributed his own personal piano playing. So it was only natural
to make a solo CD with Richards. Over eleven titles and a playing time
of more than 52 minutes Red Richards offers a broad assortment of
standard jazz numbers and his own compositions. That he's a singer, too,
one could already find out in John Chilton's Who's Who of Jazz, which
also lists his birthdate, October 19, 1912. Born under the sign of
Libra, his career as an artist was predestined, at least for the
astrologers among us..
On the first record on which he played, he was heard on he was as a
member Campbell "Skeets" Tolbert. Aftter that he worked as a solo
pianist, but quite frequently with exceptional musicians, too, such as
Tab Smith, Bob Wilber and the "King of the Soprano Saxophone", Sidney
Bechet. But it seems that trumpeters appreciated his accompaniment even
more, and so we find names like Roy Eldridge, Bobby Hackett, Jimmy
PcPartland, Muggsy Spanier, Wild Bill Davison. Europe got to know him in
the early fifties with concerts and records "Vogue" with the Mezz
Mezzrow/Buck Clayton Band. He played the piano for the newly formed
Fletcher Henderson Big Band 1957/58, and has toured Europe several times
with his own band, Saints and Sinners, as well as with the Harlem Blues
and Jazzband. .
Charles "RED'"RICHARDS died suddenly Thursday 12th of March 1998 while performing in a Scarsdale restaurant..
RED RICHARDS was born in Brooklyn on October 19, 1912 and moved
to Harlem, where he studied classical piano. He attended a
house-rent-party at the age of sixteen where Willie "the Lion" Smith,
James P. Johnson, Donald "The Lamb'"Lambert, and "Fats" Waller all
performed. RED went on to integrate influences of Teddy Wilson, Herman
Chitteson, Bud Powell and Art Tatum into a sophisticated, swinging
stride style of his own, with a delicate touch on ballads. His vocal
style was compared to that of Louis Armstrong..
RED performed in the New York area at Monroe's Uptown House, the Savoy
Ballroom, all three locations of Eddie Condon's and the Crawdaddy. He
also worked in California, Ohio, Toronto and Boston. In the 1960's, he
co-led "The Saints and Sinners" with trombonist Vic Dickenson, RED
performed with Roy Eldridge, Bobby Hackett, Sidney Bechet, Buck Clayton,
and toured with Frank Sinatra. In 1987 he was in the reunion of the
Fletcher Henderson Orchestra in which he played and recorded with
Coleman Hawkins, Benny Carter, and Rex Stewart. RED was a featured
soloist with Panama Francis' Savoy Sultans for years..
Our price: 13,45 EUR
incl. 19.0% MWSt. / VAT