RB5 – OPENING DAY – Saturday, May 13, 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Richard Bennett

Richard Bennett and his irreverent group of NY improvisers will perform selections from his upcoming Ropeadope Records release “Experiments With Truth” as well as other vital, groovalicious and transcendent tunes. 

Richard Bennett – piano
Matt Parker – tenor sax
Lisa Parrott – bari sax
Adam Armstrong – bass
Mystery Guest – drums

“hypnotic” John Schaefer, WNYC
“adds a jazzy harmonic dimension to Indian ragas’ horizontally inclined structure.” Richard Gehr, Village Voice 
“His playing is full of moments of lyricism, drama and decoration.” Raul da Gama, World Music Report 
“The music hangs together with a kind of brilliance.” Gapplegate Music Review

In New York, composer/pianist Richard Bennett’s groups have performed at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, The Guggenheim Museum, The Rubin Museum, Brooklyn Museum of Art, and Central Park Summerstage. Internationally, he has toured over twenty countries as member of various jazz and blues ensembles. He has six albums on Indian labels including two from “Times Music”, India’s biggest label.