Willow Tree – Richard Wyands
This sensitive, soulful ballad comes straight from the heart.
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- Recording: Jimmy Cobb - Cobb's Groove
- Recorded on: December 8, 1999
- Label: Milestone (MCD 9334-2)
- Concert Key: F
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Ballad
- Tenor Sax - Eric Alexander
- Piano - Richard Wyands
- Bass - John Webber
- Drums - Jimmy Cobb
- Guitar - Peter Bernstein
born on July 2, 1928
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...