Rich Halley

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Freedom Tradition Quartet
Freedom Tradition Quartet
The Freedom Tradition Quartet features legendary cornetist Bobby Bradford with Rich Halley, tenor sax; Clyde Reed, bass; and Carson Halley, drums. This group extends the tradition of the original freedom oriented improvisers into the present day while retaining the spirit of discovery. Bobby Bradford is one of the original generation of open structure players from Ornette Coleman's circle. His beautiful sound, imaginative playing and sensitivity in the group makes him makes him a superb collaborator. Rich has been performing with Bobby Bradford for over a decade. This quartet has released two CD's: "Live at the Penofin Jazz Festival" on Pine Eagle Records and "The Blue Rims" on Louie Records.



The Rich Halley 4 includes trombonist/composer Michael Vlatkovich; Rich Halley, tenor sax; Clyde Reed, bass; and Carson Halley, drums. This group explores new musical spaces and approaches in compositional group improvisation using the roots of American and world music as sources. Michael Vlatkovich is an extraordinary improvising trombonist and a fine composer. Rich has been working with Michael, Clyde and Carson in various combinations for more than a decade. "Requiem for a Pit Viper" and "Back From Beyond", the group's first two CD's on Pine Eagle Records, were widely praised in the jazz press. The band's new recording, "Crossing The Passes", was released in 2013.
Rich Halley 4
Rich Halley 4


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