Aqua

by Jeff Richman

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Taking a decisive turn down his own creative path, Jeff Richman’s CD “Aqua” is an evocative and emotional presentation from this artist better known for edgier fusion styles. After producing six tribute CDs for the Tone Center record label, Richman felt it was time to do something completely new and self-inspired. “Aqua” was his first release of new material since 2004.

Jeff's Comments:

"I wanted to reflect the peaceful, calming sensation of the ocean which I grew up around in the overall sound for this album and each song is a part of that whole concept. I really knew what I wanted for this album, from the warm and jazzy sound of my guitar, to each of the musicians who appeared. This CD came out better than I ever expected.

Each musician on this album were my first and only choice because they know how to interpret my music. Individually and collectively, they helped me with my vision and the result is what I feel to be my best work to date. Two world-class and uniquely different drummers, Simon Philips and Will Kennedy blend funk, blues, rock and jazz, perfectly on this album. Dean Taba and I have been recording and playing together for over fifteen years. Abraham Laboriel is a legend and brings a unique magic to every project he’s involved with. Mitchel Forman and Jeff Babko are my two favorite keyboard players because their creativity always compliments what I do. Jeff Beal and Brandon Fields on horns have the creative strength to interpret my music. I’ve worked with Walfredo Reyes since my first album “Himalaya” in 1985 and his percussion adds depth and dimension to the music. Chris Wabich was recommended to me for steel drums and he really pulled off the ideas I had giving me the sound I was looking for."

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released August 15, 2008

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Simon Phillips, Will Kennedy - drums
Abraham Laboriel, Dean Taba - bass
Mitchel Forman, Jeff Babko - keyboards
Chris Wabich - steel drums
Walfredo Reyes - percussion
Jeff Beal - trumpet
Brandon Fields - saxophone
Jeff Richman - guitars: Sadowsky, Jimm Hall model guitar and Fender Relic Stratocaster through a 1965 Fender Super Reverb amp

I want to thank all the amazing musicians who played on my record and made it feel so effortless. Extra thanks to Simon Phillips for his incredible ideas and production contribution. Thanks to Paul Tavenner for the awesome mixes, to my mother Trudie Richman for her support and generosity, and to my wonderful children Chloe and Miles Richman. Lastly, to Robin, the inspiration that led me to write and produce this recording.

This album is dedicated in loving memory to my father Dr. Eugene Richman.

All songs written by Jeff Richman, Nefer Music ASCAP except "Down by the River" by Neil Young. Broken Arrow Music/Cottillion Music BMI

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Jeff Richman Los Angeles, California

Jeff Richman is a professional guitarist with a 35 year career in performance guitar, composing, arranging and recording. In addition to his 16 solo releases, Jeff has produced six tribute CD's to Carlos Santana, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Steely Dan, Miles Davis, Jeff Beck and John Coltrane. Plus, he has appeared on countless tv/film scores and conducts the Fusion Ensemble at Musicians Institute. ... more

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