Half And Half – Richard Wyands
A medium up swing with strong, jagged rhythmic drive. Solo piano arrangement with exclusive MP3 track available.
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- Recording: Richard Wyands - Half And Half
- Recorded on: December 8, 1999
- Label: Criss Cross Jazz (1185)
- Concert Key: A-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium up)
- Piano - Richard Wyands
- Bass - Peter Washington
- Drums - Kenny Washington
Many years ago Phineas Newborn lived near Richard on 91st Street in NYC. Richard told us Phineas came over one day and asked Richard "Do you want to study with me?" The two got together, and later Phineas became the first one to play Half And Half.
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...