Dee's Den – Richard Wyands

Like Yes It Is, a Wyands composition from a duo recording with then-15-year-old bassist Daryl Johns, recorded exclusively for!

Richard Wyands

July 2, 1928 – September 25, 2019

Richard Wyands is a remarkably gifted and precocious musician who is best known as a sideman. A native of Oakland, California, he started playing piano in local clubs in San Francisco when he was only sixteen years old, at which time he became a union member (with a sponsor, of course, due to his youth). Since the 1950s, he has played alongside some of the greatest and best-known American jazz musicians, such as Charles Mingus and Roy Haynes. Read more...

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