Full list of Publications, Articles and Commissions


Exploring Latin Piano (with John Crawford)
Tutor with two CDs, 272pp More information
Schott & Co, 2010

Exploring Jazz Piano, Vol 1
Tutor with CD, 240pp More information
Schott & Co, 2005

Exploring Jazz Piano, Vol 2
Tutor with CD, 304pp
Schott & Co, 2005

Improvising Blues Piano
Tutor with CD, 262pp More information
Schott & Co, 1997

An Introduction to Jazz
Education pack to accompany 'The Other Side' trio CD, 85pp
Self-published, 1998

NB: Most of these can be found in:
-Goldsmiths College library, London SE14
-Morley College library, London SE1
-The City Lit library, London W1
-Trinity College of Music, Jerwood Library, London SE10

Piano Pieces

Schott Music, 2012
Commissioned and published by Schott for Project Petrushka (70th birthday of Dr Peter Hans-Strecker).

Down by The Riverside
ABRSM, 2010
Traditional, arr Tim Richards. Included in ABRSM classical piano syllabus, Grade 2.

Southern Discomfort
Schott Music, 2006
Commissioned and publishd by Schott for the opening of the Bauer &Hieber music shop, London, 2006.

Popular Piano Syllabus Grades 1-6:
Rockschool Ltd, 2000 More information
Six pieces in varying styles, including 'Timbo's Gumbo', 'Lazy Dog Blues', 'Raised on the Gospel' and 'Beauville Boogie'.

ABRSM Jazz Piano Syllabus Grades 2 and 3
ABRSM, 1998 More information
'On-Off Boogie' and 'Barrelhouse Blues' selected from 'Improvising Blues Piano'.

Articles by Tim Richards

'Lessons in Oscar Peterson Style'
Fall 2007
(includes transcription of On Green Dolphin Street from EJP Vol 2)

'Thickening the Melodic Line'
Download as PDF file (Adobe Acrobat Reader required)
Aug 2007

'Playing Ellington'
Fall 2006
(includes arrangement of In a Sentimental Mood from EJP Vol 1)

'Jazz-up your Scales'

May 2006

'Scaling Up'
March 2006

'Starting from Scratch' (Interview with Mark Lockheart)
Oct 1998

'All Soul's Day' (Interview with Mal Waldron)
May 1998

'Piano Blues'
Mar/Apr 1998

'Horizontal or Vertical Improvisation?'

Reviews BY Tim Richards

Various CD and gig reviews 1986 - present:

MUSICIAN magazine
JAZZWISE magazine
BLUES & SOUL magazine

Composition Commissions

 See the Composition page to listen to audio files

'Triskelion' for solo piano - 3 mins
Commissioned by Schott Music for Project Petrushka, 2012.
First performed by Kate Ryder at Schott Music Recital Room, London 8 June 2012.

'Syzygy' for toy pianos and looper pedal - 15 mins
Commissioned by Kate Ryder, 2010.
First perfomed by Kate Ryder at the Royal Festival Hall, London, May 21 2011.

'Escape Velocity' - for soprano sax, vibes and piano
Commissioned by Matt London, 2009
First performed by The Interference Trio, Manchester 2010.

'Shamanism Suite' for big band - 20 mins
Commissioned by Gloucester Music 'Jazz Live'
First performed by Gloucester Youth Jazz Orchestra at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, May 2009
(conducted by Tim Richards).

'Tangletalk' for recorder quintet - 4 mins
Commissioned by Consortium5 Recorder Consort, 2008
First performed at the Grosvenor Chapel, Mayfair, London, 25 May 2008.

'Southern Discomfort' for solo piano - 5 mins
Commissioned by Schott Music for opening of Bauer & Hieber music shop, London.
First performed by Tim Richards, 21 September 2007.

'Suite for the Shed' for nine-piece jazz group (Great Spirit) - 60 mins
Commissioned by The Shed with funds from Yorkshire Arts New Music Scheme.
Shortened version released on first Great Spirit CD (33Jazz051) .
First performed at York University, Sir Jack Lyons Hall, 22 October 1999.
Recorded by BBC Radio 3 live at Warwick Arts Centre and broadcast 17­18 November 1999.

'Timetrap' for piano, cello and violin - 11 mins
Commissioned by Tryptich Piano Trio with funds from The National Lottery.

First performed at Trinity Arts Centre, Tunbridge Wells, 10 March 1998.

'In Search of the Sixth Sense' Suite for jazz quintet (Spirit Level) - 45 mins
Commissioned by Exeter Jazz Club with funds from South West Arts.
Broadcast live on BBC radio from the The Bass Clef, London, 26 April 1987.
With Jack Walrath (trumpet, ex-Mingus).

Magazine interviews/ features about Tim Richards

INSOUND Magazine (Italy)
Interview by Claudio Chianura
September 2011

PIANO Magazine
Interview & feature by Alyn Shipton
Download as PDF file (Adobe Acrobat Reader required)
May 2006

Interview & feature by Derek Greaves
Feb/Mar 2006

Same Spirit New Level
Cover feature (see right) and interview by Ken Mathieson
Sep/Oct 1999

The Right Stuff
Interview by Chris Parker
Sep 1999

AVANT Magazine
Tim Richards & Sigi Finkel
Feature by John Wickes
Summer 1999

Straight Ahead, Ganz Relaxed: Spirit Level
Feature by Gudrun Endress
Oct 1995

JAZZ IN TIME (Belgium)
Une Souris dans le Portefeuille
Interview with Claude Loxhay
Oct 1991

Level Crossings
Interview with Phil Watson
June 1989

JAZZ HOT (France)
Hot News: Spirit Level
Feature by Guy Reynard
May 1989

Spirit of Bristol
Interview with Christian Gauffre
May 1986