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Richard Tee
Richard (* 1943 in Brooklyn, NY) graduated from The High School of Music & Art in New York City and attended the Manhattan School of Music. Though better known as a studio and session musician, Richard led a jazz ensemble, the Richard Tee Committee, and was a founding member of the band Stuff. In 1981, he played the piano and Fender Rhodes for Simon and Garfunkel's Concert in Central Park.
 
Richard played with a diverse range of artists during his career, including Paul Simon, Carly Simon, The Bee Gees, Barbra Streisand, Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Diane Schuur, Donny Hathaway, Peter Allen, George Harrison, Diana Ross, Duane Allman,Quincy Jones, Bill Withers, Art Garfunkel, Nina Simone, Juice Newton, Billy Joel, Etta James, Grover Washington jr, Eric Clapton, Kenny Loggins, Patti Austin, David Ruffin, Lou Rawls, Ron Carter, Peter Gabriel, George Benson, Joe Cocker, Chuck Mangione, Tim Finn, Peabo Bryson, Mariah Carey, Chaka Khan, Phoebe Snow, Doc Severinsen, Leo Sayer, Herbie Mann and countless others. He also contributed to numerous gold and platinum albums during his long career and joined Stuff led by bassist Gordon Edwards. Other members of the band included guitarist Cornell Dupree, drummer Chris Parker, and later guitarist Eric Gale and drummer Steve Gadd.
 
Tee died in 1993.
 
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Discography
Soul Drums
Columbia TEM 003006
recorded 1967 to 1969
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, drums, vocal
Seldon Powell, tenor sax, flute
Buddy Lucas, tenor sax, baritone sax, flute
Eric Gale, guitar
Billy Butler, guitar
Richard Tee, piano, organ
Bob Bushnell, bass
Black Is Brown And Brown Is Beautiful
Skye Records SK-13
recorded August 1969 in New York City/USA
Ruth Brown, vocals
Howard Roberts Chorale
Eric Gayle, guitar
Billy Butler, guitar
Richard Tee, organ
Chuck Rainey, bass
Herbie Lovelle, drums
Lena & Gábor
Skye Records SK-15
recorded October/November 1969 in New York City/USA
Lena Horne, vocals
Gábor Szabó, guitar
Eric Gayle, guitar
Cornell Dupree, guitar
Richard Tee, organ
Chuck Rainey, bass
Grady Tate, drums
Salt Song
CTI Records CTI 6010
recorded July & September 1971 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Stanley Turrentine, tenor sax Eumir Deodato, piano, organ
Horace Parlan, piano, organ
Richard Tee, piano, organ
Eric Gale, guitar
Ron Carter, bass
Airto Moreira, drums, percussion
Bill Cobham, drums
string section
Inner City Blues
Kudu KU-03
recorded September 1971 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Grover Washington, Jr., alto sax, tenor sax
Don Ashworth, baritone sax
Wayne Andre, trombone
Eugene Young, trumpet, flugelhorn
Thad Jones, trumpet, French horn
Ron Carter, bass
Eric Gale, guitar
Richard Tee, organ
Airto Moreira, percussion
orchestra c/ by Bob James
Push Push
Embryo Records SD 532
recorded in New York City/USA
released 1971
Herbie Mann, flute, alto flute
Cornell Dupree, guitar
David Spinoza, guitar
Duane Allman, guitar
Richard Tee, piano, organ
Gene Bianca, harp
Bass - Chuck Rainey, bass
Donald 'Duck' Dunn, bass
Jerry Jemmott, bass
Al Jackson jr, drums
Bernard Purdie, drums
Ralph McDonald, percussion
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Kudu KU-06
recorded January 1972 in Hackensack, NJ/USA
Hank Crawford, alto sax
Cornell Dupree, guitar
Richard Tee, organ, piano
Ron Carter, bass
Bernard Purdie, drums
Phil Kraus, vibes
Margaret Ross, harp
Eric Gale, guitar
Airto Moreira, percussion
Grover Washington jr, tenor sax
Pepper Adams, baritone sax
Al DeRisi, trumpet
Snooky Young, trumpet
Wayne Andre, trombone
Idris Muhammad, drums
orchestra c/ by Pee Wee Ellis and Don Sebesky
We Got A Good Thing Going
Kudu KU-08
recorded in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
released 1972
Hank Crawford, alto sax
Cornell Dupree, guitar
George Benson, guitar
Richard Tee, piano, organ
Bob James, piano
Phil Kraus, vibes, bells
Margaret Ross, harp
Gordon Edwards, bass
Ron Carter, bass
Bernard Purdie, drums
Art Jenkins, congas, tambourine
string section
The Weapon
Atlantic SD 1638
released 1973
recorded September 1972 in New York City/USA
David Newman, alto sax, tenor sax, flute
Frank Wess, alto sax
Seldon Powell, tenor sax
Robert Moore, trombone
Ernie Royal, trumpet
Joe Wilder, trumpet
Wilmer Wise, trumpet
Daniel Orlock, cornet
Paul Ingraham, French horn
Jonathan Dorn, tuba
Cornell Dupree, guitar
David Spinozza, guitar
Dr. John, piano, organ
Richard Tee, organ
Chuck Rainey, bass
Bernard Purdie, drums
Charles Collins, drums
Jimmy Johnson, drums
Ralph MacDonald, percussion
Blues Farm
CTI Records CTI 6027
recorded January 1973 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Ron Carter, bass
Hubert Laws, flute
Gene Bertonici, guitar
Sam Brown, guitar
Bob James, piano
Richard Tee, piano, organ
Billy Cobham, drums
Ralph MacDonald, percussion
Soulbox
Kudu KUX-1213
also as Vol. 1 KU-12 + Vol. 2 KU-13
recorded March 1973 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Grover Washington jr, soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax
Eric Gale, guitar
Jay Berliner, guitar
Donald MacCourt, bassoon
Jon Faddis, trumpet, flugelhorn
Randy Brecker, trumpet, flugelhorn
Bernie Glow, trumpet, flugelhorn
John Frosk, trumpet, flugelhorn
Brooks Tillotson, French horn
Peter Gordon, French horn
Jimmy Buffington, French horn
Santo Russo, trombone
Wayne Andre, trombone
Alan Raph, bass trombone
Tony Studd, bass trombone
Paul Faulise, bass trombone
Bob James, piano, conductor
Richard Tee, organ
Ron Carter, bass
Richard Davis, bass
Idris Muhammad, drums
Billy Cobham, drums
Dave Friedman, percussion
Airto, percussion
Phil Kraus, percussion
Ralph MacDonald, percussion
Wildflower
Kudu KU-15
recorded June 1973 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Hank Crawford, alto sax
Brooks Tillotson, French horn
Jimmy Buffington, French horn
Paul Faulise, trombone
Wayne Andre, trombone
Tony Studd, trombone, bass trombone
Alan Rubin, trumpet
Marvin Stamm, trumpet
Bernie Glow, trumpet, flugelhorn
Joe Beck, guitar
Richard Tee, piano, organ
Bob Cranshaw, bass
Joe Beck, bass
Idris Muhammad, drums
Arthur Jenkins, percussion
David Friedman, percussion
George Devens, percussion
Phil Kraus, percussion
Ralph MacDonald, percussion
Rubens Bassini, percussion
Bob James, conductor
Don't Mess With Mister T.
CTI Records CTI 6030
released 1973
recorded June 1973 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Stanley Turrentine, tenor sax
Jerry Dodgion, alto sax
Joe Farrell, tenor sax
Pepper Adams, baritone sax
Alan Raph, bass trombone
John Frosk, flugelhorn
Randy Brecker, trumpet
Eric Gale, guitar
Bob James, piano
Richard Tee, organ
String section
Ron Carter, bass
Idris Muhammad, drums
Rubens Bassini, percussion
Sweet Soul Music
MCA Records MCA-494
released 1975

Tracy Nelson, guitar, keyboards, vocals
Harrison Calloway jr., horn
Ronnie Eades, horn
Charles Rose, horn
Harvey Thompson, horn
Ron Cornelius, guitar
Pete Drake, guitar
Reggie Young, guitar
Johnny Gimble, fiddle, guitar, violin
Leon Pendarvis, keyboards, organ, piano
Richard Tee, keyboards, organ, piano Bob Babbitt, bass
Willie Hall, drums
Estelle Brown, vocals
Gerald Garrett, vocals
Sylvia Shemwell, vocals
Myrna Smith, vocals
Heart To Heart
Warner Bros. Records BSK 3189
recorded in New York City/USA
released 1978
David Sanborn, alto sax, keyboards
Arthur Blythe, soprano sax, alto sax
Michael Brecker, tenor sax
George Adams, tenor sax, flute
Sam Burtis, trombone
Tom Malone, trombone
Jon Faddis, trumpet
Lou Soloff, trumpet
Randy Brecker, trumpet
Howard Johnson, tuba
Jon Clarke, French horn
Hugh McCrackenslide guitar
David Spinozza, guitar
Hugh McCracken, guitar
Hiram Bullock, guitar
David Spinozza, guitar
Pete Levin, clavinet, synthesizer, French horn
Richard Tee, piano, organ
Don Grolnick, piano
Mike Mainieri, vibes
Anthony Jackson, bass
Herb Bushler, bass
Steve Gadd, drums
Ralph MacDonald, percussion
Warren Smith, percussion
Warren Smith, tambourine
Sunbelt
Atlantic SD 19204
recorded in New York City/USA
released 1978
Herbie Mann, flute, tenor sax
Claudio Roditi, trumpet, valve trombone
Jeff Mironov, guitar
Richard Tee, piano, organ
Roy Ayers, vibes
Steve Gadd, drums
The Girls Of Bahia, vocals
Nice To Have Met You
CBS 86059
released 1978
Thijs van Leer, flute, synthesizer
Alex Foster, alto sax
Lou Marini, tenor sax
Michael Brecker, tenor sax
Tom Scott, tenor sax
Ronnie Cuber, baritone sax
Barry Rogers, trombone
Dave Taylor, bass trombone
Brooks Tillotson, French horn
Donald Carrado, French horn
Fred Griffin, French horn
Jim Buffington, French horn
John Clark, French horn
Jon Faddis, trumpet, flugelhorn
Randy Brecker, trumpet, flugelhorn
Eef Albers, guitar
Eric Gale, guitar
Steve Khan, guitar
Richard Tee, piano, organ, clavinet
Anthony Jackson, bass
Harvey Mason, drums
Ralph MacDonald, congas, percussion
Natural Ingredients
Tappan Zee Records JC 36380
released 1980
Richard Tee, keyboards, lead vocals
Tom Scott, saxophone
Jon Faddis, horn
Randy Brecker, horn
Barry Rogers, horn
Seldon Powell, horn
Hugh McCracken, harmonica
Eric Gale, guitar, bass
Matthew Bragg, bass
Steve Gadd, drums
Ralph MacDonald, percussion
strings section c/ by David Nadien
Incognito
MCA Records MCA-5368
recorded in New York City/USA
released 1982
Chet Catallo, guitar
John Tropea, slide guitar
Richard Tee, piano, organ
Toots Thielman, harmonica
Gerardo Velez, percussion
Marcus Miller, bass
Talkin' 'Bout You
GRP GRD 9567
recorded at various locations
released 1988
Diane Schuur, vocals
Tom Scott, tenor sax
Ronnie Cuber, baritone sax
Richard Tee, piano, organ
Steve Gadd, tambourine
Will Lee, bass
Steve Gadd, drums
Edwin Hawkins Singers
Inside You
Columbia CK 45399
recorded 1983 through 1989 in New York City/USA
Richard Tee, piano, Hammond B-3 organ, vocals
Lenny Pickett, alto sax, tenor sax
John Tropea, guitar
Marcus Miller, bass
Eddie Gomez, bass
Steve Gadd, drums
Dave Weckl, drums
Ralph MacDonald, percussion
Bill Eaton, vocals
strings section, c/ by Gene Orloff
Cool Cat Blues
Blue Moon R2-79352
recorded in New York City/USA
released 1990
Georgie Fame, organ, piano, vocals
Bob Malach, tenor sax
Lawrence Feldman, tenor sax
Ronnie Cuber, baritone sax
Robben Ford, guitar
Hugh McCracken, guitar
Richard Tee, organ, piano
Michael Weiss, piano
Dennis Irwin, bass
Bill Lee, bass
Will Lee, bass
Steve Gadd, drums
Ralph MacDonald, percussion
Van Morrison, vocals
Jon Hendricks, vocals
Boz Scaggs, vocals
Ben Sidran, tambourine, vocals
Deep Pocket
Kokopelli Records KOKO 1296
recorded April & July 1992 in Dallas, TX/USA
released 1994
Herbie Mann, flute
David 'Fathead' Newman, tenor sax
Cornell Dupree, guitar
Richard Tee, piano, organ
Les McCann, piano, vocals
Roy Ayers, vibes
Chuck Rainey, bass
Buddy Williams, drums, percussion

 
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