Richard Lee's new musical style "Vibe" is a fusion of this seasoned musical performer's experience playing the full range of musical language including classical, funk, rap, heavy metal, rhythm and blues, trance and gospel. From his tours in the states, including a recent appearance at the Binghamton Jazz Fest with Pucho and the Latin Soul Brothers, where Richard also conducted the grand finale featuring over 40 musicians playing his own original tune, No Bull, to international tours in Mexico, Canada, Greece, Spain, the UK, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland Germany and Jamaica. Richard's musical style is immediately recognized by performers for its individual sound and his ability to give the jazz trumpet, an instrument not usually adapted to different styles, a new voice.
A professional trumpet player since he was 14-years old, when he would cut high school classes to go to college music classes with his older friends, Richard's musical career was shaped and reflects his early indoctrination by a friend at a young age to gospel music. By his early 20's he was playing with drummer, Igancio Berroa and bass player, Marcus McGlaughin.
Horn lines for Mick Jagger's "Sweet Thing", Grant Green Jr.'s "Introducing G.G.", Pucho and The Latin Soul-Brothers " The Hideout " Milo Z " Live and Bumpin and Sweet and Nasty " and Scott Brown's "Flavors."
A short list of venues have included an appearance with Stanley Jordon and Buddy Miles at the Blue Note, shows at Sweet Basil's with The McCoy Tyner Trio, The Cotten Club, Elbow Room, New Music Café, Mondo Perso, and Mondo Cane. Led his 10-piece orchestra at The Bitter End, His band " Irrational Logic" was the guest house band on, CNNBC's Amcerica's Talking with Bill McCuddy and America After Dark, the Pat Sayjak show, and the Jerry Lewis Telethone.
While formal training has given Richard the tools to execute his music, it's the experience of playing with seasoned performers all over the world, the sounds, voices and feeling of locations he has lived in and listened to, that he has fused to create his "Vibe." The experiences in his life have created the music which flows through his horn and the songs that he writes. Richard is influenced by a diverse group: Chuck Mangione, Miles Davis, Clifford Brown and groups like Phish, The Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd and Massive Attack. Stop Irrational Logic is not just the name of the band but his message to the world. This album is a mix of live as well as studio recordings. Enjoy the ride.
Showing his musical versatility Richard has played live with electronic DJs including Envision Festival 2013 (Costa Rica) - Santos Y Zurdo, Santos y Zurdo;s 2013 10th Anniversary with Manuel Obregon (Costa Rica), Envision Festival 2014 - Coca Funka, Dogon Lights, New Fangled Opry, Patterns and Santos y Zurdo and the Envision Ochestra, Dominical (Costa Rica) 2013 - The Egg, More recent bo0okings include: Oct 13 Webster Hall NYC, Mountain Sky Blues Festival 2013, Vale Jazz Festival 2013 and with the Saron Crenshaw Band July 2013.