Superb Jazz Piano Trio on SACD!
A fine pianist whose chord voicings are a little reminiscent of Red Garland, Richard Wyands has spent most of his career as a sideman. He started working in local clubs when he was 16, graduated from San Francisco State College, and gained experience playing in the San Francisco Bay area. Wyands, who was a sideman on a few early dates for Fantasy, spent time accompanying Ella Fitzgerald (1956) and Carmen McRae. He moved to New York in 1958, where he played with Roy Haynes, Charles Mingus (1959), Gigi Gryce's quintet, Oliver Nelson, Etta Jones, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, and Gene Ammons, among others. Wyands was associated with Kenny Burrell, with whom he toured extensively during 1964-1977, and has played with many other top musicians, including Freddie Hubbard, Zoot Sims, Frank Foster, the Illinois Jacquet Big Band, Benny Carter, Ernie Andrews, and Milt Hinton, among others.
On this recording for Venus, Wyands heads his own trio with Peter Washington on bass and Kenny Washington on drums.
Super Audio CD
SACD Stereo SACD Layer
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Made in Japan
Richard Wyands, piano
Peter Washington, bass
Kenny Washington, drums
1. Softly, With Feeling
3. When I Fall In Love
4. So In Love
5. Lady Of The Lavender Mist
6. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
7. Born To Be Blue
Recorded at Clinton Studio in New York on September 15, 1997