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Beginnings - Kansas City Richie Pratt (March 11, 1943 – February 12, 2015, born Richard Dean Tyree) was an American jazz drummer. He embarked upon a career as a professional musician on the New York scene in the early 1970s, it was as much due to an unanticipated sporting injury as anything else. Pratt was born into a musical family (his mother was a church pianist and a brother is saxophonist, Chris Burnett) and grew up in the Kansas City metro city of Olathe, Kansas. He first studied music via the piano, as well as, attended various music camps as a youth prior to attending college as a music major at the University of Kansas. Prolific Years - New York City Richie Pratt’s prolific tenure as a first-call percussionist on the highly competitive New York City music scene began after he suffered a career-ending injury during his second season with the Giants

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Article: First Time I Saw

Jimmy Rowles

Read "Jimmy Rowles" reviewed by Carol Sloane


Part 1 I had just finished my night's work at a long-since vanished jazz club in Greenwich Village called Hopper's. I was singing with The New York Jazz Quartet: Sir Roland Hanna, George Mraz, Richie Pratt, and Frank Wess. The year was 1977. Mraz said he was going to walk over to Bradley's* to listen to ...

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News: Music Industry

Drummer, Richie Pratt (March 11, 1943 - February 12, 2015)

Drummer, Richie Pratt (March 11, 1943 - February 12, 2015)

"It is with sadness that I inform you of the passing of drummer, Richie Pratt (March 11, 1943 - February 12, 2015) at his home in the jny: Kansas City metro area", stated Artists Recording Collective label COO, Christopher Burnett. “Richie was a prolific musician on the jny: New York City and global jazz scenes as ...


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