Richie Kamuca

Richie Kamuca - tenor saxophone - (1930 - 1977)

A superb tenor saxophonist who is another of those jazz musicians who deserved better recognition, Richie Kamuca had a reputation based on his tone, soloing capabilities and solid studio work.

Kamuca though from back east, was strongly associated with the west coast jazz scene, but before his move west he played and was a star soloist with Stan Kenton in 1953 and then Woody Herman from 1954 through ’56. It was with Herman’s outfit during 1955 that he was included in the famed Four Brothers that included Al Cohn and Bill Perkins, they recorded an album for RCA which is a classic.

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Albums

Richis Kamuca Quartet
Richis Kamuca Quartet
VSOP Records
1995
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Jazz Erotica
pfMENTUM
1987
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[no cover]
Drop Me Off In Harlem
pfMENTUM
1977
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[no cover]
Richie
pfMENTUM
1977
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Videos

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