Jazz writers and musicians have described his tenor saxophone sound as big and round, full bodied, muscular and his style as fluid, solid, individual, quite varied, and he plays with harmonic intelligence. John Richmond's live engagements and recording sessions have included work with many of the top jazz musicians of our time.
He performs regularly at the Turning Point Cafe in Piermont, NY where there is an ongoing Jazz series, Jazz at the Turning Point Cafe that includes Monday Open Jazz sessions and a Jazz Concert series at which many notable jazz artists perform.
A new CD is in the works.
The CD “Live at Cecil’s” was recorded in January 2007 and features Keith Saunders, Bill Moring and Eliot Zigmund.
His early recording as leader, Round Once, on Consolidated Artists, featured pianist Mike Longo, bassist Buster Williams, and drummer Al Harewood, received favorable critical reviews and radio air play and was a feature pick of Cash Box magazine. Among his varied recording credits, he has appeared on two CDs by bassist Ray Drummond, Maya's Dance and Vignettes.
He has worked in countless NYC venues and spent time living in Italy and performing all over Europe including the Umbria Jazz and San Remo Jazz Festivals. He was involved with Umbria Jazz in the early 80's where he also worked with the jazz clinics.