Ferris Wheel – Richard Wyands
Overlapping rhythmic patterns contrast in this Richard Wyands composition.
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- Recording: Richard Williams - New Horn In Town
- Recorded on: November 19, 1960
- Label: Candid (CJM 8003)
- Concert Key: C
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium)
- Trumpet - Richard Williams
- Alto Sax - Leo Wright
- Piano - Richard Wyands
- Bass - Reggie Workman
- Drums - Bobby Thomas
If you never got to see Richard Williams solo "live," you can now, thanks to YouTube. We've started the clip at Richard's solo on one of our Slide Hampton compositions, Sister Salvation.
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...