Richard Poole  Marilyn Crispell  Gary Peacock  
In Motion (2016)


"Drummer Richard Poole deserved immediate approbrobation for the extememtly fast company kept on In Motion. Crispell and Peacock aren't just known commodities in improvised music; they are each on the level of living legends."

 

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Richard Poole with Pat Battstone, Chris Rathbun and Todd Burnel: 
The Last Taxi-A Conversation (2014)


Audacious, raucous and enfevered… the reason free jazz is so compelling.   Music that can “…wander through celestial heavens one moment, then plunge into Looking Glass arboars and byways, “ said Mark S. Tucker for Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange.  “Other times the familiar and the alien meet so well that you must pause in awe and consider the implications.”    Read full review http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p10023.htm   Hear Last Taxi performed at MIT Killian Hall 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XojnMVR9oMM

Audacious, raucous and enfevered… the reason free jazz is so compelling.   Music that can “…wander through celestial heavens one moment, then plunge into Looking Glass arboars and byways, “ said Mark S. Tucker for Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange.  “Other times the familiar and the alien meet so well that you must pause in awe and consider the implications.”   

Read full review http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p10023.htm

 

Hear Last Taxi performed at MIT Killian Hall 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XojnMVR9oMM

Lowell Davidson and Richard Poole: 
Rediscovered Session of 1988 (2013) 


Lowell1988

Lowell Davidson (1941-1990) has long been a music legend, whose recordings with drummer Milford Graves and bassist Gary Peacock are regarded as a brilliant one-off effort. Now, nearly a quarter century after his death, another example of his piano playing, plus other musical talents, is finally available. Its appearance is the culmination of a series of events which initially led vibraphonist/pianist/drummer Richard Poole, the session’s other featured performer, to record with Davidson in 1988. A Review by Ken Waxman, Toronto. jazzworld.com 




Mystic Nights (2011)


Mystic Nights

“Mystic Nights is Chamber Jazz; an intimate conversation of improvisational music between two veteran musicians on vibes and piano. This conversation will draw the listener into a realm of surreal sounds and images that they have never experienced before.” Featuring Patrick Battstone on Piano and Richard Poole on Vibraphone. 

Available at iTunes Richard Poole-Mystic Nights 

Mystic Nights on iTunes





Though an Open Door (2010)


Battstone

 Through an Open Door is the first collaborative recording of artists Patrick Battstone and Richard Poole.  “The theme “Through an Open Door”, though it acknowledges the doors that opened to us, was more about the way we played. None of the themes were planned; all happened spontaneously. One never knows if a muse will take them and if one does, where it will lead. It is like wandering in a dark corridor, pushing on doors to see if one would open. When it does, you find yourself in a stranger place in the midst of sights that you haven’t imagined - in the company of magicians and assassins, watching worlds being created and others destroyed. This music describes those experiences and impressions.” -Patrick Battstone/Richard Poole. 

Available at iTunes Richard Poole-Through an Open Door 


Through an Open Door on iTunes





Opposite Voltage (2006)


Opposite Voltage

“Opposite Voltage is by jazz trio consisting of Jeff Palmer (Hammond B-3, bass pedals), George Garzone (tenor and soprano sax), and Richard Poole (drums). Together they play against the free side of jazz that takes them to directions none of them expected. Each of these musicians are capable of showing their years of experience through these songs, although ‘songs’ is putting it mildly, they are audio workouts that will leave you sweating and begging for more.”

-John Book, Music for America

Available at iTunes Richard Poole-Opposite Voltage 

Opposite Voltage on iTunes



Terrain (2003)


Terrain

“Drummer Richard Poole is not just a drummer, but he is a pianist in his own right. A few years after the Opposite Voyage sessions were recorded, he went into the same studio to record a 21-song album with nothing but solo piano. Terrain is exactly that, a musician carving out a place for himself and making a statement by saying ‘this is my place, this is what I'm about’...Here, he is in full control of his music, without having to worry about the structure of the song. Poole is creating his own structure and boundaries, like some of the jazz piano greats.”

-John Book, Music for America 

Available at iTunes Richard Poole-Terrain 

Terrain on iTunes