Leo Richardson – Sax
Rick Simpson – Piano
Adam King – Bass
Darren Beckett – Drums
Leo Richardson is widely recognised to be one of London’s leading Jazz Tenor Saxophonists. He is best known for his honest, straight-head, contemporary hard-bop style and regularly hosts the Late Late Show at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club with his own quartet.
The recent release of Leo’s follow up album ‘Move’, continues to make waves, alongside his notable performance and recording credits for artists which include: Jamie Callum, Gregory Porter, Kylie, Gary Barlow, The BBC Proms, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Ben Sidran, Eric Alexander, The Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra and The Ronnie’s Allstars, to name a few…
“I can’t remember hearing a more impressive debut. The style is hard bop, but music as good as this is beyond category.”
Dave Gelly, The Observer 5*
“When I heard this album my immediate thought was that all bets are off regarding the CD of the Year.”
Lance Liddle, Bebop Spoken Here
Leo’s quartet consists of killer artists who are all standouts in their own right. Rick Simpson, winner of the Yamaha Scholarship Prize for Outstanding Jazz Musicians, resides on piano. Adam King, one of the most sought-after young musicians of his generation, drives a hugely vibrant, powerful double bass. And, in keeping with the talent in this line-up, the exceedingly diverse Darren Beckett rounds things off on drums.