"The Distance" Jeff Richman and Wayne Johnson

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"The Distance" Jeff Richman and Wayne Johnson

10.89

Released June 2014

Jeff Richman's extensive professional background includes performing, composing, arranging and recording music in many genres. He lived and performed in New York City with Conga player, Ray Barretto. Toured with Flora Purim and Airto and has played with Chico Hamilton, Deodato, Blood Sweat and Tears, Willie Bobo and Gerry Mulligan, Ronnie Laws, Doc Severnson’s band, Ernie Watts, Harvey Mason, T Lavitz, John Klemmer, Alfonse Mouzon, Henry Mancini, Mark Isham, Robbie Krieger and M’shell Ndugucello, Billy Cobham, Russell Ferrante, William Kennedy and Jimmy Haslip. .

Grammy Winner Wayne Johnson, joined the pop/jazz vocal group, Manhattan Transfer, after attending Berklee College of Music in the late 70’s. Since then, Wayne has taken plenty of time off from the gig to keep his solo interests alive. Wayne's "Trio", with Bill Berg on drums and Jimmy Johnson on bass. Wayne has performed & recorded with Rickie Lee Jones as well as Lee Oskar of “War”. In 2005, Taylor Guitars asked Wayne to come on board as a Taylor clinician. This prestigious position, held only by a handful of guitarists, has had him on the road performing concerts and teaching, introducing Taylor’s newest line of instruments to guitarists all over the world.

Tracks include:

1. Let This Be The One 5:16

2. Little Star 4:38

3. The Distance 4:44

4. Keeping the Dream Alive 4:35

5. Kite Music 4:44

6. Snake Eyes 3:04

7. Apache 5:33

8. Himalaya 4:43

9. When Sunny Came Home 4:54

10. I Can't Make You Love Me 4:24

11. Tumbling 5:05

ITI Records Cat #201405

http://youtu.be/omdz6mliF2

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