Richard Elliot on the Dave Koz Radio Show

Richard Elliot
This Week On the Dave Koz Radio Show

May 26th and 27th

Special Guests: Richard Elliot

RICHARD ELLIOT

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When tenor saxophonist Richard Elliot began preparing Summer Madness, his follow-up to 2014’s critically acclaimed Lip Service, he knew exactly what he wanted to do. First and foremost, it had to be funky. “When I was growing up in the ’70s and first learning to play the saxophone,” he says, “I was mostly attracted to instrumentally based R&B and to jazz that had R&B roots. This record definitely goes down that path, leaning more on the funk side. ” He also knew precisely who he wanted to accompany him on the new music. “I wanted to involve my band,” Elliot says.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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Plus: Ask Dave - Dave Koz

DAVE KOZ

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In a career that spans more than three decades, saxophonist Dave Koz has racked up an astoundingly impressive array of honors and achievements: nine GRAMMY® nominations, nine No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, numerous world tours, playing for multiple presidents, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and more. A platinum-selling artist, Koz is also known as a humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio host, instrumental music advocate and restaurateur. Now, Dave Koz has released one of the most exciting recordings of his long career.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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Plus: David Benoit - Heroes

DAVID BENOIT

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For three decades, the GRAMMY®-nominated pianist/composer/ arranger David Benoit has reigned supreme as one the founding fathers of contemporary jazz. But, like an actor who has been known primarily for one role, he wanted to show other dimensions of his artistry, influenced by Stephen Sondheim, Burt Bacharach, Dave Grusin and Leonard Bernstein. “I’ve done records where I had a token vocal tune, all the way back to my first album,” Benoit says. “But I never did an entire record [with vocals]. So the thought here was to do something really different. ” The result is Benoit’s thirty-fifth recording as a leader and his first with a vocalist.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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