Richie Cole (born February 29, 1948) is an American jazz saxophonist, composer, and arranger. He has recorded over fifty albums, including his top hit album Hollywood Madness (Muse, 1979) and his tribute album to Leonard Bernstein, Richie Cole Plays West Side Story (Music Masters, 1997). He was appointed to the Board of the National Jazz Service Organization and the Board for the National Endowment for the Arts where he served as chairman for one year. Side by Side (Muse, 1980) with Phil Woods. Cool 'C' (Muse, 1981). Tokyo Madness (Seven Seas/King, 1981).
Alto Saxophone – Richie Cole. Composed By – Leonard Bernstein (tracks: 1 to 7), Richie Cole (tracks: 8). Drums – Tommy Campbell. Engineer – Troy Halderson. Mastered By – Shuji Kitamura, Tetsuo Hara. West Side Story (LP, Album). Venus Records (5). TKJV-19012. West Side Story (CD, Album).
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Woods contributed five of the eight songs (which are played along with selections from Crook, Jerry Dodgion and Miles Davis) and, since the chatty liner notes make no mention of it, chances are that he also wrote the colorful arrangements. The consistently inventive horn solos (which are often concise) and the telepathic communication by the rhythm section (which had been together for years) makes this a particularly notable release even among the dozens of excellent Phil Woods recordings.
Richie Cole, Category: Artist, Albums: The Alto Sax Of Richie Cole, Have Yourself an Alto Madness Christmas, Mile Hi Madness, Johnny Griffin & Richie Cole, Live 1981, Vocal Madness, Singles: Bad Santa, The KUVO Sessions Vol. 2, Live at KUVO 2/11/08, Biography: Back in the mid-'70s, when bebop was being greatly overshadowed by fusion, Richie Cole showed that not only was bop not old-fashioned, but it could be quite fu. Monthly Listeners: 10456, Where People Listen: Los Angeles, New York City, London, Chicago, Brooklyn. Back in the mid-'70s, when bebop was being greatly overshadowed by fusion, Richie Cole showed that not only was bop not old-fashioned, but it could be quite fun. His Alto Madness was essentially the idea that any tune, no matter how unlikely its source, could be turned into exuberant bop.
Album: Richie & Phil Plus Richie. Richie & Phil Plus Richie: Best 2 songs. Richie Cole - Save Your Love for Me 08:49. Richie Cole - Somewhere Romantic Blue Ballad - Somewhere, 1998 03:54. Richie Cole - Somewhere West Side Story, 1996 03:58.
|Save Your Love For Me||8:50|
|Scrapple From The Apple||7:56|
|Polka Dots And Moonbeams||5:42|
|Eddie's Mood / Side By Side||12:42|
|MR 5237||Richie Cole With Phil Woods||Richie Cole With Phil Woods - Side By Side (LP, Album)||Muse Records||MR 5237||US||1981|
|K26P-6055||Richie Cole With Phil Woods||Richie Cole With Phil Woods - Side By Side (LP, Album)||Seven Seas||K26P-6055||Japan||1980|
|MR 5237||Richie Cole With Phil Woods||Richie Cole With Phil Woods - Side By Side (LP, Album)||Muse Records||MR 5237||Australia||1981|
|MCD 6016||Richie Cole With Phil Woods||Richie Cole With Phil Woods - Side By Side (CD, Album, RE)||Muse Records||MCD 6016||US||1991|
|MC 5237||Richie Cole With Phil Woods||Richie Cole With Phil Woods - Side By Side (Cass)||Muse Records||MC 5237||US||1991|