Richie Cole (born February 29, 1948) is an American jazz saxophonist, composer, and arranger. Cole was born in Trenton, New Jersey. He started playing alto saxophone when he was ten years old, encouraged by his father, who owned a jazz club in New Jersey. He is a graduate of Ewing High School, in Ewing Township, New Jersey. Cole won a scholarship from Down Beat magazine to the Berklee School of Music in Boston.
There is a lot of variety on this Richie Cole set with such musicians as pianists Tee Carson, Ben Sidran and Dick Hindman, guitarist Vic Juris and steel drum wizard Andy Narell getting plenty of solo space. With the exception of a duet version of "America the Beautiful" with Hindman, the altoist/leader's repertoire is less off-the-wall than usual but he is in good form on such tunes as "Sunday in New York," Charles Mingus's "Peggy's Blue Skylight" and his own "Take the Cole Train
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Alto saxophonist Richie Cole's classic album Pure Imagination is a rich blend of old and new, jazzy and bluesy, with the title track ballad (from the brilliant 1970s film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) being a sublime duet between jazz guitar and Cole's in-the-pocket solo work on alto
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|A1||Sunday In New York||7:25|
|A3||Doing The Jungle Walk||3:20|
|A4||An Occasional Man
Arranged By [Percussion] – Annie Cole, Richie ColePercussion – BabatundeSteel Drums – Andy Narell
Percussion – Babatunde
|B2||Take The Cole Train||3:05|
|B3||If Ever I Would Leave You
Strings – Jim Boggio
|B4||Peggy's Blue Sky Light||5:42|
|B5||America The Beautiful||2:36|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Fantasy, Inc.
- Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Richie Cole
- Art Direction – Phil Carroll
- Bass – Keith Jones (tracks: A2, A4, B1), Marshall Hawkins (tracks: A1, A3, B2 to B4)
- Design – Jamie Putnam
- Drums – Mel Brown (tracks: A1 to B4)
- Engineer – Tom Size
- Guitar – Vic Juris (tracks: A1 to B2, B4)
- Mastered By – George Horn
- Mixed By – Ben Sidran, Richie Cole, Tom Size
- Photography By – Phil Bray
- Piano – Ben Sidran (tracks: A2, A3), Dick Hindman (tracks: A4 to B3, B5), Tee Carson* (tracks: A1, B4)
- Producer – Ben Sidran, Richie Cole
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 0 25218-9162-1 9
|MCD-9162-2||Richie Cole||Signature (CD, Album, RE)||Milestone||MCD-9162-2||US||1988|