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Tim Richards' HEXTET
Telegraph Hill
TRACK CD 0215
2015

TR (piano)
Dick Pearce (trumpet)
Ed Jones (tenor sax)
Ralph Wyld (vibes)
Dominic Howles (bass)
Peter Ibbetson (drums)

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Jazzwise review

 

"A joy from beginning to end." Dave Gelly - THE OBSERVER
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Cindy Douglas with the
Tim Richards Trio
My New Jive
THEA1 1001
2012
Scottish vocalist's 2012
debut album - choice
selection of standards

Cindy Douglas (vocals)
TR (piano)
Dominic Howles (bass)
Jeff Lardner (drums)

+ special guests

CindyDouglas.co.uk

 
“Explores everything from bebop to swing to world music… the song arrangements are full of captivating detail.” JAZZWISE

 

Tim Richards Trio
Shapeshifting
33Jazz205
2010

TR (piano)
Dominic Howles (bass)
Jeff Lardner (drums)


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Review on 'Bebop Spoken Here' website

“Exuberantly swinging… gospel-tinged bop, freshly served.”
Robert Shore - JAZZWISE MAGAZINE
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Great Spirit
Epistrophy
33Jazz120
2005

Nine-piece band with all-star
line-up
:

TR (piano/keys)
Jason Yarde (alto/sop sax)
Ed Jones (tenor sax/bass clarinet)
Tony Kofi (baritone sax)
Dick Pearce (trumpet)
Roger Beaujolais (vibes)
Leon Stenning (guitar)
Tom Herbert (bass/el bass)
Seb Rochford (drums)

Full track listing & press reviews

"Powerful, earthy, dramatic music... a judiciously balanced band in top form."
Chris Parker - JAZZ AT RONNIE SCOTTS magazine

Tim Richards Trio
Twelve by Three
33Jazz072
2003

TR (piano)
Dominic Howles (bass)
Matt Home (drums)

Full track listing & press reviews

This and the 1st trio CD
'The Other Side'
are listed in the Japanese publication
'Jazz Piano Trio Meiban 500
ピアノトリオ名盤500' -
'The 500 Best Jazz Piano Trio Albums'


'Twelve by Three' was listed in the Japanese HMV rankings as No 21 out of 500!


"Tim Richards... moves with impressive confidence from boiling Latin rhythms to bebop, ballads and even a tinge of gospel, while still retaining his own recognisable style."
Dave Gelly - THE OBSERVER

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Tim Richards Trio
The Other Side
33Jazz037
1998

Tim's most 'straight-ahead' album - a selection of standards, blues and originals.

TR (piano, Fender Rhodes)
Kubryk Townsend (bass)
Kenrick Rowe or Andrea Trillo (drums)

Full track listing & press reviews

This and the 2nd trio CD 'Twelve by Three'
are listed in the Japanese publication
'Jazz Piano Trio Meiban 500
ピアノトリオ名盤500' -
'The 500 Best Jazz Piano Trio Albums'


'The Other Side' was listed in the Japanese HMV rankings as No 48 out of 500!

 
"Tim's crisp, rhythmic delivery suits this well-chosen collection of standards - there's also some ebullient original material and some unearthed gems by Hampton Hawes and Big John Patton."
TIME OUT
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Great Spirit
Suite for The Shed
33Jazz051
1999

Contemporary nine-piece with all-star line-up:

TR (piano, keys)
Gilad Atzmon (alto/sop sax)
Denys Baptiste (tnr sax/ bass clarinet)
Tony Kofi (baritone sax)
Dick Pearce (tpt)
Roger Beaujolais (vibes)
Dave Colton (guitar)
Davide Mantovani (bass/el bass)
Dave Ohm (drums)

Includes bonus CD
Best of Spirit Level
featuring:

Jack Walrath or Dave Holdsworth (tpt)
Paul Dunmall (tnr sax)
Paul Anstey (bass)
Tony Orrell (drums)

or:

Jerry Underwood (tnr sax)

Dave Holdsworth (tpt)
Ernest Mothle (bass)
Tony Marsh or Mark Sanders (drums)


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"A very fine example of British writing by a veteran of the modern UK scene." Mark Gilbert - JAZZ REVIEW Download from I-tunes
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Tim Richards' & Sigi Finkel's Soundscape
Shibop
FMRCD61-0499
1999

Anglo-Austrian powerhouse quartet. Sigi Finkel was voted "Jazz Musician of the Year 2000" in the Austrian magazine CONCERTO.

TR (piano, keys)
Sigi Finkel (tnr/sop saxes)

Phil Scragg (el bass)
Marc Parnell (drums)

Full track listing & press reviews

 
"Richards mans various keyboards in somewhat Hancockian mode... the range of influences is commendably wide."
Brian Priestley - MUSICIAN MAGAZINE
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Sigi Finkel & Tim Richards
Dervish Dances
ORF-CD155
Edition Jazz Austria
1997

Acoustic duo playing original material by Finkel and Richards. Recorded in Vienna for Austrian radio.

TR (piano)
Sigi Finkel (tenor/sop sax)

 

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"Covers an impressive range, from funky blues to free improvisation. They complement each other so well that you simply don't miss the rest of the band." Dave Gelly - THE OBSERVER Purchase by mail order

 

Spirit Level
On the Level
33 JAZZ 021
1994 (now deleted)

Spirit Level's second and last CD.

TR (piano)
Jerry Underwood (saxes)
Kubryk Townsend (bass)
Kenrick Rowe (drums)

RIP Jerry Underwood
1957-2002  
Obituary

Full track listing & press reviews

 
"A major force in British jazz... The pairing of Richards' sparkling keyboards with the distinctive, sumptuous tenor of Jerry Underwood produces a breadth of tone and emotion rarely seen outside the bands of Coltrane or Pharoah Sanders." JAZZ UK This album is no longer available

 

Spirit Level
New Year
FMRCD03-1290
1990 (now deleted)

Spirit Level's first CD
(the previous 5 albums were on vinyl or cassette - see discography)

TR (piano)
Jerry Underwood (saxes)

Ernest Mothle (bass)
Mark Sanders (drums)

 

 
"Passion, groove and grit." TIME OUT This album is no longer available

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