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[[Emil Richards]], born Emilio Radocchia, 1932 in Hartford, CT started playing the xylophone at age six, and joined the Hartford Symphony Orchestra while in tenth grade, working under Arthur Fiedler and Fritz Mahler.
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[[File:Emil Richards.jpg|350px|thumb|right|Emil Richards.]]
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[[File:Emil Richards - Lumpy Gravy sessions, 1968.jpg|350px|thumb|right|Emil Richards with Frank Zappa during the ''[[Lumpy Gravy]]'' sessions in 1968.]]
  
Worked with [[Charles Mingus|Charlie Mingus]] in New York in the 1950's. Moved to [[Los Angeles]] in 1959 where he worked with [[Lenny Bruce]] and [[Lord Buckley]] amongst many others.  
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'''Emil Richards''' (Hartford, Connecticut, September 2, 1932 - December 13, 2019) was a U.S. vibraphonist and percussionist, mostly active in classical and jazz orchestras, though he performed with rock artists too.  
  
As a member of both [[Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra]]s provided mallets, percussion, tympani, latin percussion for [[Lumpy Gravy]], [[Studio Tan]], [[Orchestral Favorites]], [[Tinseltown Rebellion]], [[Läther]], and [[Quaudiophiliac]].
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==Life==
  
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Born as Emilio Radocchia, he started playing the xylophone at age six, and joined the Hartford Symphony Orchestra while in tenth grade, working under Arthur Fiedler and Fritz Mahler. By 1954 he moved to New York City, where he performed (among others) in [[Charles Mingus]]' band. In 1959 he moved to  [[Los Angeles]] in 1959 where he worked with [[Lenny Bruce]] and [[Lord Buckley]] amongst many others. Throughout his career he toured and played on records by Harry Partch, George Harrison, Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Sarah Vaughan, [[The Doors]], [[The Monkees]], Marvin Gaye, Quincy Jones, [[The Beach Boys]]..
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Richards also recorded nine solo albums as a band leader.
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==Frank Zappa==
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As a member of both [[Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra]]s Richards provided mallets, percussion, tympani, latin percussion for Zappa's ''[[Lumpy Gravy]], [[Studio Tan]], [[Orchestral Favorites]], [[Tinseltown Rebellion]], [[Läther]]'', and ''[[Quaudiophiliac]]''.
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Emil Richards is mentioned and thanked in the liner notes of ''[[The MOFO Project/Object]]'' (2006) album. <ref>http://globalia.net/donlope/fz/notes/The_MOFO_Project_Object.html#Contributors</ref>
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==Sources==
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==External links==
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* [[Wikipedia:Emil Richards]]
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* [https://www.jonopstad.com/blog/2018/2/23/a-conversation-with-emil-richards Interview with Emil Richards.]
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* [https://www.united-mutations.com/r/emil_richards.htm United Mutations page.]
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[[Category:Bandmembers|Richards, Emil]]
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[[Category:Musicians|Richards, Emil]]
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[[Category:Jazz Composers|Richards, Emil]]

Latest revision as of 02:08, 17 December 2019

Emil Richards.
Emil Richards with Frank Zappa during the Lumpy Gravy sessions in 1968.

Emil Richards (Hartford, Connecticut, September 2, 1932 - December 13, 2019) was a U.S. vibraphonist and percussionist, mostly active in classical and jazz orchestras, though he performed with rock artists too.

Life

Born as Emilio Radocchia, he started playing the xylophone at age six, and joined the Hartford Symphony Orchestra while in tenth grade, working under Arthur Fiedler and Fritz Mahler. By 1954 he moved to New York City, where he performed (among others) in Charles Mingus' band. In 1959 he moved to Los Angeles in 1959 where he worked with Lenny Bruce and Lord Buckley amongst many others. Throughout his career he toured and played on records by Harry Partch, George Harrison, Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Sarah Vaughan, The Doors, The Monkees, Marvin Gaye, Quincy Jones, The Beach Boys..

Richards also recorded nine solo albums as a band leader.

Frank Zappa

As a member of both Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestras Richards provided mallets, percussion, tympani, latin percussion for Zappa's Lumpy Gravy, Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, and Quaudiophiliac.

Emil Richards is mentioned and thanked in the liner notes of The MOFO Project/Object (2006) album. [1]

Sources

  1. http://globalia.net/donlope/fz/notes/The_MOFO_Project_Object.html#Contributors

External links