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by Ken Hohman
Rex Richardson Bugles Over Zagreb: The Music of Doug Richards Self Produced 2014 Master class trumpeter virtuoso Rex Richardson is one of a rare breed of jazz musicians who can successfully straddle the worlds of classical and jazz without sounding like he's a mere overnight guest when performing in either genre. His focused, fiery delivery and high wire act of technical prowess is uncompromised whether soloing for orchestras in Slovenia and Manchester or ...read more
by Larry Taylor
In ancient Athens, American trumpet virtuoso Rex Richardson has put together a group of excellent young Greek jazz musicians and shows them off on Jazz Upstairs: Live at the Bar-Guru-Bar. A collection of standards and originals with swinging, easy-listening arrangements, some tracks possess a modern, cutting-edge bent.
Richardson, at home in both jazz and classical contexts, is a globetrotter, plying his talent in the world's concert halls and clubs when not teaching at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.
Here, ...read more