Born: February 29, 1948
Richie Cole fans continue to praise the jazz/bebop artist who is recognized worldwide for the sweet sounds of his alto sax and the creativity behind his Alto Madness Orchestra.
The Alto Madness Orchestra was developed by Richie in the early 90's and its continuing popularity is proof of its uniqueness. The idea of the Orchestra is the concept and sound of an eighteen-piece big band using only seven instruments, four of which are horns, explained Richie with pride. Not only does this have the big band ensemble sound, it also allows us plenty of room for improvisation as if we were in a quartet setting, he added enthusiastically....
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