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Pianist/Composer Richard X Bennett plays unique and soulful jazz with a sound all his own. He is also known for his fresh approach to Indian raga-based music. RXB's albums, the jazz-raga quintet Experiments With Truth and the groove jazz trio What Is Now were released simultaneously by Ropeadope Records in 2017. His ambient solo Away From The Many, and piano/electronica collaboration with HUW, Wood/Water were released in 2018. He also has six critically acclaimed raga-based records on Indian labels. In New York, his groups have performed at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, The Guggenheim Museum, The Rubin Museum and Central Park Summerstage. Internationally, he has played in over twenty countries including a two month tour of China and India in 2019.


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”unabashedly joyous, groove-centric, spiritually danceable” New York City Jazz Record

”a wonderfully frenetic merger of Eastern and Western strains...engagingly esoteric, but downright catchy songs” Rochester City Newspaper

”he’s charting the future as mightily as Miles Davis did in the 70s” Midwest Record

”exceptionally gifted pianist” Simon Redley Music Republic Magazine

”full of spirit'n'soul...mesmerising” Graham Reid

“hypnotic” John Schaefer, WNYC

”joyful ivories...clever and original” Jazz Weekly

”a singularly inventive artist.” Bangalore Mirror

”flawless musicianship running through everything, especially in the melodic department; matched in intensity by deeply-felt emotions.” JazzdaGama

“evokes the focused ferocity of the singers of Hindustani music” Richard Gehr, Village Voice “The Ten Best Concerts in New York This Weekend”

“The music hangs together with a kind of brilliance.” Gapplegate Music Review

Albums

Album Wood/Water by Richard X Bennett

Wood/Water

Ropeadope
2018

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Album Pure by Richard X Bennett

Pure

Mystica Music
2015

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Album Mumbai Masala by Richard X Bennett

Mumbai Masala

Times Music
2014

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