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Richard Pellegrin

Rich Pellegrin began playing piano at the age of five, but spent his teenage years preoccupied with drums and percussion. He pursued a diversity of musical endeavors before discovering the beautiful creative process of jazz and improvised music. Rich's playing is noted for its intensity, conviction, directness of expression, and percussive yet sonorous tone quality. His debut record, Three-Part Odyssey, was released on Origin’s OA2 label in February of 2011, and features some of the most exciting and forward-looking musicians of Seattle’s younger generation. All About Jazz critic Dan McClenaghan praised its sound as being “remarkably original,” and commented: “Pellegrin seems to have multiple influences, displaying at times the density and drive and penchant for repetition of pianist McCoy Tyner, elsewhere sounding free and unpredictable, like no one but himself on this superb debut.”


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Solitude: Solo...

OA2 Records
2021

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Solitude

OA2 Records
2021

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Down

OA2 Records
2019

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Episodes IV-VI

OA2 Records
2015

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Three-Part Odyssey

OA2 Records
2011

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Improvisation I

From: Solitude: Solo Improvisations
By Richard Pellegrin

Trial

From: Down
By Richard Pellegrin

Nothing Comes to Mind

From: Three-Part Odyssey
By Richard Pellegrin

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