Richard Shulman

Born: May 11, 1951    Primary Instrument: Piano

Richard Shulman


Pianist/composer Richard Shulman has been exploring consciousness through Jazz in his recordings, performances and compositions since 1983. The intent behind his music is healing, connection, and the expression of beauty.

Shulman has recorded 23 of his own albums, most of which are available on the label, RichHeart Music. Trained in the classical and jazz fields, he has developed a heartfelt language in these genres while splitting his output between jazz and music for meditation, healing and inspiration.

Shulman has performed at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Art Park, the United Nations, the Kool Jazz Festival, The Amenia Peace Festival and a wide variety of other venues throughout North America and in Europe....
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I’ve been reviewing jazz for two decades and listening for more than four. During this time I’ve probably heard it in every incarnation: mainstream, third stream, and slipstream; hot and cool; free, Latin, world, and fused with everything from Chopin to hip-hop. But I’ve never encountered jazz with such strong spiritual intent. - Dr. Judith Schlesinger

The Buffalo News says: “Tracing down Shulman's roots could take much more space than these columns allow. His chamber jazz qualities betray a host of European classical giants. Closer to home, the Bill Evans harmonic approach is undeniable. So too is his debt to Keith Jarrett, both for his melodic solos and perhaps even more for that folksy outdoor quality.... There's also that airiness that's often associated with George Winston.”

Hugh Wyatt of the New York Daily News calls Shulman “ most enticing... a new find... in the Keith Jarrett tradition who cleverly and interestingly weaves a number of different cultures into his music.”

Don Slepian, writing in New Age Digest, lists Shulman's “A Simple Gift” as his favorite Jazz/New Age album.

Wonder (RS Joint Venture, 1980)
Album Title (Record Label Name, Year released)
Solo Flight (RichHeart Music, 1985)
A Simple Gift (Signal Mountain, 1986)
World Peace (Signal Mountain, 1986)
A Higher Dimension (RichHeart Music, 1988)
Light from Assisi (RichHeart Music,1990)
Transformation at Assisi (RichHeart Music, 1992)
Music for Magnified Healing (RichHeart Music, 1994)
Ascension Harmonics (RichHeart Music, 1994)
Light Music (RichHeart Music, 1996)
Open Spaces (RichHeart Music, 1997)
First Rites (RichHeart Music, 1997)
Keeper of the Holy Grail (RichHeart Music, 1997)
Sacred Music for Healing Hands Vol.1 (RichHeart Music, 1999)
Sacred Music for Healing Hands Vol.2 (RichHeart Music, 1999)
Music to Walk the Labyrinth (RichHeart Music, 1999)
Camelot Reawakened (RichHeart Music, 2002)
Music of Peace (RichHeart Music, 2006)
11:11 Piano Meditations for Awakening (RichHeart Music, 2008)
Sky Jazz (RichHeart Music, 2009)
Blessings: Meditations for Taiwan (Grand View, 2011)

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