Welcome to the Site of Trumpet Soloist and Jazz Artist Rex Richardson
Hailed in classical circles as “among the very best trumpet soloists in the world today,” (International Trumpet Guild) and "One of the finest virtuosos of our time...boundless versatility...stunning," (Brass Herald)
and in jazz as “a standout soloist with the power, range and flexibility to rival Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw,” (DownBeat Magazine) Yamaha Performing Artist Rex Richardson was named the 2008 Brass Herald Personality of the Year.
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In April of 2018, The Adam Meckler Jazz Orchestra released their album Magnificent Madness.
One of the tracks is Adam's arrangement of Rex's tune "The Tao of Heavy D."
Adam invited Rex to appear as guest soloist on his own tune (although, gotta give credit where it's due: 90% of the chart is Adam's work! He's a brilliant composer/arranger as well as a tremendous trumpet artist. Rex is a huge fan!), and had video taken of the session.
Here's how it turned out!
Rex performing with the amazing Spanish Brass Ensemble on July 6 at their Alzira Festival with Thierry Caens conducting.
Enjoy this improvised cadenza at the end of Allen Vizzutti's "Cyclone."
(Video credit: Angel Tejo)