Windplayer Volume 10 Number 5

Windplayer Volume 10 Number 5

Press, Quotes & Endorsements

“A devoted bebopper with a decidedly lyrical style.” WINDPLAYER  Magazine on Rich Willey

“Rich Willey has assembled a terrific group of musicians to perform a well chosen as well as brilliantly performed repertoire of standards and original music. Rich displays originality, humor and a broad expanse of emotional depth in his writing and playing. Rich Willey is a young and inspired trumpeter/composer who is headed for high recognition in a world that is hungry for such ambition.”
— AL TRAINER, CAP records

“Rich Willey is an inspiration. His lines bubble with bebop and his sound is smooth to the touch. Rich had me popping my fingers & begging for more!” — BYRON STRIPLING

“Rich Willey studied Jazz Composition with me and I feel I’ve gotten to know him pretty well. I really enjoyed the charts he did for his Gone With The Piggies  CD, his original Eyes All For You, based on the changes to Body and Soul  and done as a waltz, Gone With the Wind  and even Melancholy Baby!  I think you will enjoy this CD. Rich’s trumpet playing and his use of bass trumpet is especially refreshing. A no-nonsense player.”
— MICHAEL ABENE, NY, faculty member at Manhattan School of Music

“Rich Willey is a wonderful instrumentalist and jazz composer. Anything he puts on paper I trust 100%.” — CLAUDIO RODITI, Trumpeter, South Orange, NJ

“Rich’s arrangements are thoughtful and swinging. His bass trumpet sound and style really knocks me out.” — TED ROSENTHAL

CD Reviews

Nolan DeBuke’s review of both Down & Dirty and Conspiracy (double album review)

Nick Mondello’s review of Down & Dirty

Nick Mondello’s review of Conspiracy

Interviews with Rich

Debbie Burke’s JazzBlog
The Grit, the Growl and the Low Down — Rich Willey’s Creative Burst

Simon Sargsyan at Jazz Blues News
Interview with Rich Willey

Maynard Ferguson Tribute Page
Rapid River Magazine: Arts and Culture
OJ’s Trumpet Page
Top Brass  interviewed by author Bob Bernotas
Windplayer Magazine  Vol. 10, No. 5, interviewed by Bob Bernotas (1993)
Windplayer Volume 10 Number 5

Windplayer Volume 10 Number 5