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Rich Perry: Nyack, NY, July 24, 2011

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Rich PerryOlive'sNyack, NYJuly 24, 2011 The opening night of Nyack Jazz Week 2011, an annual event which encompassed a variety of acts and venues, kicked off at Olive's with a set by tenor saxophonist Rich Perry. Best known for his tenure with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra, Perry's live dates as a leader are few and far between. Eighteen recordings on the SteepleChase label testify to ...


Multiple Reviews

Rich Perry: SteepleChase Jam Session Vol. 24 & e*motion

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Various Artists SteepleChase Jam Session Vol. 24 #1 SteepleChase 2008 Rich Perry e*motion #2 SteepleChase 2008

At a relatively early age - though playing professionally since the mid '70s--tenor saxophonist Rich Perry is already prolifically recorded. He rarely composes (maybe a half dozen tunes spread out over twice as many CDs released as a leader), preferring to ...


Multiple Reviews

Rich Perry: At The Kitano 1 & Steeplechase Jam Session #19

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Rich Perry At The Kitano 1 Steeplechase 2006 Various Artists Jam Session Vol. 19 Steeplechase 2006

For over 30 years, saxophonist Rich Perry has been a stalwart of the NY jazz scene, captivating audiences with his fluid phrasing and gorgeous sound while playing with Chet Baker, Lee Konitz and more recently ...


Album Review

Rich Perry: Doxy

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You better have something to say if you’re a saxophonist and you intend to present yourself as a solo voice with just the backing of bass and drums. In the history of the music very few have carried this off successfully, one exception being Sonny Rollins. In recent times, Joe Lovano and Branford Marsalis have given it a try and Rich Perry made the trio scene in 1994 with his SteepleChase set Beautiful Love. Taking another stab at this modest ...


Album Review

Rich Perry: So In Love

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Too long taken for granted, tenor saxophonist Rich Perry often serves as the faceless sideman, a past contributor to the music of Tom Harrell, Chet Baker, Jack McDuff, Billy Hart, and the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra. For very close to a decade now, he's also been the lead voice of pianist Harold Danko's quartet, a group that likewise deserves more critical and popular acclaim than it has garnered. If it wasn't for Perry's select bunch of SteepleChase sides we'd barely ...


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