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Richard Todd:
New Ideas
NEW IDEAS coverWest Coast horn player Richard Todd has "rewritten the book" on French horn playing. 

Equally adept in jazz and classical repertory, he presents an album that showcases spectacular feats of high register playing, clear articulation, and a strong grasp of jazz improvisation.

(Also hear more of the jazz side of Richard Todd on Rickter Scale with Billy Childs, John Clayton Jr, and Ralph Penland.)

"A remarkable recording. 
It should be nominated for a Grammy."

The Horn Call
Not currently available on CD.
Richard Todd, horn; Billy Pierce, tenor saxophone; James Gemmell, Dave Stewart, pianoEd Schuller, bass; Akira Tana, drums
Side A
1. Erik Szekely: Rhodoraies (1975) 8:59
Gunther Schuller: Trois Hommages (1942-6) 10:45
2. I. Intermezzo -- Hommage Frederick Delius 3:33
3. II. Pavane -- Hommage Maurice Ravel 3:10
4. III. Chanson -- Hommage Darius Milhaud 4:02
5. Jean Francaix: Divertimento (1958) 6:56
I. Introduzione
II. Aria di Cantabile
III. Canzonetta
Side B
1. "Au Privave" (Charlie Parker) 4:21
2. "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?"
(Michel LeGrand)
3. "My Ship" (Kurt Weill) 6:13
4. "When the Sun Comes Out" (Harold Arlen) 3:44
5. "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" (Jerry Bock) 6:53
Recorded on (A1-5, B3) 27 May 1984 and (B1-2, B5) 28 May 1984 at Jordan Hall in Boston, Massachusetts;  (B4) 21 November 1984 at the Sound Chamber in Pasadena, California.
Producer: Gunther Schuller
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