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Over the course of a long voyage through the music industry, Rich has worked as a solo trombonist with name bands, such as: The Tommy And Jimmy Dorsey Bands, Les &Larry Elgart And their Bands, Woody Herman, Clark Terry's first Big Band performance at the legendary Half Note,June 10, 1967 Tito Puente, at the Monterey Jazz Festival, September 26, 1977, and many others!
Rich has dedicated his career to composition, orchestration, songwriting and musical studio productions.
He has the distinction of being commissioned by the late Larue Brown, to write the lyrics to a song that her husband, the legendary jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown had written for her, shortly before his demise. Of all of Clifford's compositions,"La Rue" was the only piece that was a collaborative work, although posthumously!
Hit songs aren't necessarily an indication of a writers talent or musicality, but, over the years Rich has achieved several of them, most notably a platinum song, "Boogie Woogie Woman",recorded by the Dutch group "Livin Blues"! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_95IML-hLA
Owing to a marvelous theoretical upbringing, and thanks to his Mother, the late Helen Pulin, which included 3 years of private theory training in high school, two years in college, and a decade on tour, he inherited the tools enabling him to eclipse and circumnavigate genre labeling and focus on writing quality music, although 'on demand', Rich creates and provides any style of music, and lyrics, accurately, authentically and expeditiously!
Rich has noticed that in many schools music curriculum, there is a void in songwriting education..
He enjoys teaching serious music students the art of songwriting, and soon anticipates his teaching horizon expanding to include more schools and students internationally!
"Boogie Woogie Woman" was a smash hit for the Dutch Group 'Livin Blues' in 1974-75.. Up to now, no evidence of this blockbuster was known! This video recently surfaced from the Dutch pop archives! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_95IML-hLA
"Our New Book has landed on Amazon Kindle. It is entitled "Second Signs" and is the story of the spiritual path that my life and writing partner, Kristin Brey McKnight, and I have pursued for the past 8 years, AND the amazing and miraculous events (most in photos) that took place! Please check this book out, as it will positively affect your life! Miracles Are Here (Photos of Jesus In Our Backyard) by Kristin McKnight and Rich Pulin " http://www.amazon.com/Miracles-Photos-Jesus-Backyard-ebook/dp/B007DA9R40/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332785169&sr=1-1
We represent a resurgence in and a new chapter of the American Songbook! What was started by songwriters like Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan(a little later by The Gershwins and continued by the likes of Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, Frank Loesser, Richard Rodgers and a myriad of others, went on a hiatus as the 21st century approached.....not before the likes of Bacharach & David, Elton John, The Beatles and Beach Boys, Billy Joel, Jobim and others had their day! The Rich Pulin Musical Family represents what the American Songbook stands for, which in our hearts and souls is the highest excellence that can be attached to and attained with a song!
Next time you have a moment, listen to a recording by one of the writers mentioned in the preceeding paragraph....you will like yourself for doing it!
At The Rich Pulin Musical Family, among other pursuits, we are very passionately occupied with creating new musical compositions and songs, which are always approached with much enjoyment and a splash of intrigue! So, besides the obvious enjoying what we do, we write books, and scripts and design custom-crystal-heaing pendants, and produce music videos...we are on this voyage to somehow create a budget to travel around the world, while there's time, and instruct as many poor kids that we can reach....Let them know about and see on videos great men like Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and great women like Billie Holliday, Sara Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Mary Lou Williams, Liz Hardin-Armstrong and many many more.
We at the Rich Pulin Musical Family Welcome you to our site....please enjoy our music!