LOGAN RICHARDSON

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Logan Richardson Presents blues PEOPLE - Logan Richardson - Alto Saxophone, Igor Osypov - Guitar, Justus West - Guitar, Dominique Sanders - Electric Bass, Ryan J Lee - Drums

*NEW ALBUM RELEASING SPRING 2020*

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TOUR DATES:

04 SEPT 2019: CHICAGO, IL, USA / Logan Richardson Presents blues PEOPLE & Hanging Hearts @ Red Room

05 SEPT 2019: MINNEAPOLIS, MN, USA / Logan Richardson Presents blues PEOPLE, Hanging Hearts, DJ Jon Jon Scott @ Icehouse MPLS

06 SEPT 2019: MADISON, WI, USA / Logan Richardson Presents blues PEOPLE @ The Winnebago presented by Blue Stem Jazz

24 NOV 2019: PHILADELPHIA, PA, USA / Logan Richardson Presents blues PEOPLE @ SOUTH

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LATEST ALBUM: “BLUES PEOPLE” RELEASED APRIL 2018 ON ROPEADOPE RECORDS

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Blues People was created in the oral tradition of the blues, and improvised music as a whole. The viscous entirety of the 14 song repertoire was relayed all by ear during the process of the documentation of the album. 

Blues People, is a modern day version of the Kansas City Blues, Black American Music, and Rock & Roll tradition. In being such, consequently this documentation is an accumulation of experiences, and influences that have given way to a fresh sonic fusion of sound that calls on the genetic DNA of the forefathers of modern popular music.

Released April 13, 2018 

Musicians:
Logan Richardson - alto saxophone
Justus West - electric guitar and vocals
Igor Osypov - electric and acoustic guitars
DeAndre Manning - electric bass
Ryan Lee - drums

HIGHTLIGHTS:

BLUES PEOPLE REVIEWED IN

DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE

Featured in the June 2018 edition of Downbeat Magazine. It features a wonderful interview, and inside look of the album, and project by John Murph. Click on the Downbeat logo to head over to downbeat.com to check out the full edition!!

NPR MUSIC "TINY DESK CONCERTS"

Logan Richardson's latest project, Blues People, is a condition, a state of being. The album was derived from the early slave calls that inspired the earliest American jazz and blues musical traditions. Here at the Tiny Desk, the saxophonist revisits that history with four remarkable songs from the album, all performed with a hope that our country's future will be less painful than its past. -NPR MUSIC

NPR MUSIC "FIRST LISTEN"

Logan Richardson, a saxophonist born and raised in the blues mecca of Kansas City, Mo., had to be thinking about Baraka's argument when he named his new album Blues People. On the album's title track, an invocation spiked with distorted guitars, Richardson quotes an analogous line by the soul singer Donny Hathaway: "I like to do blues as a reflection on a period, past and present, in black people's lives." That might make it seem as if Blues People, the album, prioritizes theory over practice. In fact, something like the inverse is true. - Nate Chinen

BIO:

Born and, raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Logan Richardson was mentored by some of the finest figures in the history of improvised music, including Jay McShann, Claude "Fiddler" Williams, and Queen Bey, in addition to having artists such as Max Roach, Shirley Scott, Jimmy Heath, Clark Terry, Kenny Burrell, Marcus Belgrave, Richard Davis as artists in residence between the ages of 15 to 19 years old.

At 19 years old he moved to Boston, Massachusetts to study at the Berklee College of Music, and after one year Logan left Boston to move to New York to complete his studies at The New School University on a full scholarship. At the age of 21 years old Logan was provided with immediate opportunities to perform, tour, and record professionally with masters such as Joe Chambers, Butch Morris, Stefon Harris, Ambrose Akinmusire, Greg Tardy, Nasheet Waits, Michelle Rosewoman, Billy Hart, and Jason Moran.

In 2006 Logan released his debut album, Cerebral Flow, and in 2009 he followed up with his sophomore album, Ethos. In 2011 Logan moved from New York, to Paris where he has continued to build a wide spread international acclaim for his angular, shape painting, intervallic approach to playing the alto saxophone. Logan has been received favorably for his uniquely identifiable sound on the alto horn, in addition to his compositional fortitude in which he displays at a great depth as an urban sound designer.

In 2012 Logan collaborated with Concord Records, and soon after released the project, NEXT Collective, in addition to being the alto voice in this formation, Logan was also an arranger, and co-producer for the project.  

Logan recorded his highly anticipated third album, SHIFT, with an elegantly matched band of artists, innovators, and including 20 time grammy winning guitarist, Pat Metheny; MacArthur genius grant recipient, and Artistic Director of Jazz at Kennedy Center, pianist, Jason Moran; the greatest living drummer, and son of master Freddie Waits, drummer Nasheet Waits; innovator of the double bass.

Logan has recently recorded his fourth album as a band leader entitled "Blues People" featuring Richardson on Alto Saxophone, and effects; Justus West, Electric Guitar, & Vocals; Igor Osypov, Electric Guitar; DeAndre Manning, Electric Bass; Ryan J. Lee, Drums.

This project sonically sets Logan off into a completely different territory as he dives deeper into his roots presenting a sci-fi themed, hauntingly 80's referenced, soundtrack to his life. This album is now available on the Stretch Music/ Ropeadope and Universal Music labels worldwide.

VIDEOS:

PRESS:

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Downbeat:
Blues People sounds like no other album by saxophonist Logan Richardson.” -John Murph

NPR First Listen: Logan Richardson ‘Blues People’ Invokes The Past, Reaches Forward
"In that passage from Blues People about the linked trajectories of jazz and blues, Baraka, writing then under his given name, LeRoi Jones, goes on to suggest that "jazz is easily the most cosmopolitan of any Negro music, able to utilize almost any foreign influence within its broader spectrum." Richardson may not have set out to illustrate that point with this album, but the music carries the argument nonetheless." -Nate Chinen

The New York Times: (#3) The Best Jazz of 2018

London Financial Times: Logan Richardson: Blues People — ‘raw-edged and intense’ 
- “Richardson expresses black people's lives past, and present through the sharp lines, and searing tones of his alto sax" -Mike Hobart

Burning Ambulance Podcast (Logan Richardson Interview)

Plastic Sax:
"The brash “Anthem (To Human Justice),” the album’s pivotal track, suggests that Richardson merits a seat at the same table as contemporary hitmakers.  The track revolves around Richardson’s pleading saxophone, the unifying element that bonds the disparate sounds ofBlues People.  Many will ask, “that’s all well and good, but is it jazz?”  Audacious improvisation that synthesizes a vast swathe of American music, Blues People is precisely what culturally relevant  jazz should sound like in 2018." - William Brownlee

Jazztimes

Jazztrail:
Conceptual and diversified, Blues People has Richardson finding new paths while transcending genres.” 

Jazz and Blues:
”Logan Richardson (check out the Burning Ambulance interview) is a smart young saxophone player with an admirably wide field of view. He not only nods toward the classic book Blues People by Amari Baraka, but he incorporates ideas from rock music, hip-hop and acoustic blues into his overall conception.” -Ted Niland

KNKX

The Guardian

DISCOGRAPHY:

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“Blues People”

Released 2018 on Ropeadope Records

Musicians:
Logan Richardson - alto saxophone
Justus West - electric guitar and vocals
Igor Osypov - electric and acoustic guitars
DeAndre Manning - electric bass
Ryan Lee - drums


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“Shift”

Released 2016 on "Blue Note Records

Musicians:
Logan Richardson - alto saxophone
Pat Metheny - guitars
Jason Moran - piano
Harish Raghavan - bass
Nasheet Waits - drums


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“Ethos”

Released 2008 on Inner Circle Music

Musicians:
Logan Richardson - alto saxophone
Colin Killalea - vocals
Mike Pinto - vibraphone
Gregg Ruggio - guitar
Patrick Petty - cello
Chris Tordini - bass
Tommy Crane - drums


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“Cerebral Flow”

Released 2007 on Fresh Sound New Talent

Musicians:
Logan Richardson - alto & soprano saxophone
Mike Pinto - vibraphone
Mike Moreno - guitar
Matthew Brewer - bass
Nasheet Waits - drums (tracks 1, 4-6, 10)
Tommy Crane - drums (tracks 2, 3, 7-9)


ENDORSEMENTS:



Logan creates through his Jody Jazz DVNY 6 metal alto saxophone mouthpiece. www.jodyjazz.com

 

Logan ties his sound together with a Silverstien A- Frame Original Alto Saxophone Ligature. 

www.silversteinworks.com

 

Logan vibrates with his Gonzalez alto saxophone 3.0/3.25 hand-select reeds.

www.gonzalezreeds.com