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Richard Oyama

About Me

Professional freelance writer. Published in Downbeat Magazine, Ear Magazine, JVC Jazz Festival, San Francisco Chronicle/Examiner, Albuquerque Journal, San Francisco Bay Guardian, East Bay Express, Albuquerque Arts, University of Georgia Press.

My Favorites

  1. John Coltrane, A Love Supreme
  2. Miles Davis, Kind of Blue
  3. Thelonius Monk, Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall
  4. Charles Mingus, Mingus Ah Um
  5. Ornette Coleman, Skies of America
  6. Duke Ellington, The Webster-Blanton Band
  7. Eric Dolphy, Out to Lunch
  8. Albert Ayler, Spiritual Unity
  9. Billie Holiday, The Lady Sings (Proper Records)
  10. Ella Fitzgerald, The Harold Arlen Songbook
  11. Sarah Vaughn, Live in Tokyo
  12. Bill Evans, Sunday at the Village Vanguard