Maui Jazz Quartet
Emil Richards has been a first call musician in L. A.. as well as an educator for the past 50 years. He has performed on over 1800 film soundtracks and performed with many top artists and composers, such as Frank Sinatra, George Shearing, Quincey Jones, Stan Kenton, Frank Zappa, George Harrison, Ravi Shankar and many more. Recognized and acknowledged as one of the best percussionist in the music industry, Emil was inducted to the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame in 1994. The songs on this collection are all Emil's compositions and suggests to a critical listener Emil's mastery and sophistication. On this recording he has teamed up with three excellent musicians from Maui who have also travelled, recorded, and performed with world class musicians. Emil loves to spend time on Maui performing with this Quartet and doing clinics and teaching.