Richard Tee

Richard Tee

Richard Tee (born Richard Ten Ryk in Brooklyn, November 24, 1943, died July 21, 1993) was a pianist, studio musician, singer and arranger.

He graduated from the High School of Music and Art and attended the Manhattan School of Music.

Though more known as a studio musician, Tee led a jazz ensemble, the Richard Tee Committee, and was a founding member of the band Stuff.

Among the many artists and groups he played and recorded with are Steve Gadd, Benny Golson, Shirley Scott, Stanley Turrentine, Quincy Jones, George Benson, Hank Crawford, Grover Washington Jr., Eric Gale, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Lena Horne & Gábor Szabó, Esther Phillips, King Curtis, Yusef Lateef, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Roberta Flack, Houston Person, Bernard Purdie, David Newman, Ron Carter, Cornell Dupree, Hubert Laws, Eddie Gomez, Aretha Franklin, Joe Farrell, Chaka Khan, Herbie Mann, Chuck Rainey, Van McCoy, Tom Scott, Gary Burton, Billy Joel, Sadao Watanabe, Flip Phillips & Scott Hamilton, Earl Klugh, The Manhattan Transfer, Ralph MacDonald, Dionne Warwick, Carla Bley, Lee Ritenour, Diana Ross, Janis Siegel, Dave Sanborn, Victor Bailey, The Average White Band, Phil Upchurch, Esther Phillips, Ben Sidran, Howard Tate, Bobby Lance, Oscar Brown, Gary Burton, Dick Morrissey, Billy Cobham, Patti Austin, Stephane Grappelli, Michael Bolton, Simon & Garfunkel, Paul Simon, Eric Clapton, Noel Pointer, John Tropea, Stu Gardner, John Fukamachi, Peter Gabriel, Gato Barbieri, John Gorka, Kimiko Itoh, Sinéad O'Connor, Linda Jones, Allen Toussaint, Wilbert Longmire, Sadao Watanabe, Karen Carpenter, Melanie, Yoshiaki Masuo, The Chris Hinze Combination, Barbra Streisand, The Bee Gees, Jimmy Buffett, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Holliday, David Bowie, Cash McCall, Roxy Music, Ipso Facto, Al Green, Georgie Fame, Andy Gibb, Kenny Loggins, Elliott Murphy, Charles Calello Orchestra, Dave Weckl


Richard Tee - solo:

*"Strokin"' (1978)
*"Natural Ingredients" (1980)
*"Contemporary Piano" 1982
*"The Bottom Line" 1985
*"Inside You" 1989
*"Real Time" 1992
*"Bottom Line" 2003

with Hank Crawford:

*"Mr. Blues Plays Lady Soul" (1969)
*"Help Me make It Through the Night" (1972)
*"We Got a Good Thing Goin"' (1972)
*"Wildflower" (1973)

with George Benson:

*"Tell It Like It Is" (1969)
*"Big Boss Band" - George Benson With The Count Basie Orchestra - (1990)
*"Love Remembers" (1993)

with Grover Washington, Jr.:

*"Inner City Blues" (1971)
*"All The King's Horses" (1972)
*"Soul Box/Vol. 2" (1973)
*"Feels So Good" (1975)
*"Winelight" (1980)
*"The Best To Come" (1982)
*"In Concert" (1982)
*"Inside Grooves" (1984)

with Cornell Dupree:

*"Teasin"' (1974)
*"Coast to Coast" (1988)
*"Can't Get Through" (1991)
*"Child's Play" (1992)
*"Uncle Funky" (1992)

with Stuff:

*"Stuff" (1976)
*"More Stuff" (1977)
*"Stuff It" (1978)
*"Live Stuff" 1978)
*"Live In New York" (1980)
*"East" (1981)
*"Best Stuff" (1981)

with Steve Gadd/ the Gadd Gang:

*"Gadd About" (1984)
*"The Gadd Gang" (1986)
*"Here & Now" (1988)
*"Live at Bottom Line" (1988)
*"Gadd Gang" (1991)

with various artists:

*"Tune In, Turn On to the Hippest Commercials of the 60's" (1967) - Benny Golson
*"Shirley Scott & The Soul Saxes" (1969) - Shirley Scott
*"I Heard That" (1969) - Quincy Jones
*"Watch What Happens" (1969) - Lena Horne & Agbor Szabo
*"Good Vibes" (1969) - Gary Burton
*"Live at Freddie Jett's Pied Piper" (1970) - Esther Phillips
*"Everybody's Talkin"' (1970) - King Curtis
*"Suite 16" (1970) - Yusef Lateef
*"Blackness" (1971) - Rashaan Roland Kirk
*"Salt Song" (1971) - Stanley Turrentine
*"Quiet Fire" (1971) - Roberta Flack
*"Push, Push" (1971) - Herbie Mann
*"Young, Gifted and Black" (1972) - Aretha Franklin
*"Chuck Rainey Coalition" (1972) - Chuck Rainey
*"Sweet Buns & Barbecue" (1972) - Houston Person
*"Soul Is...Pretty Purdie" (1972) - Bernard Purdie
*"Alone Again (Naturally)" (1972) - Esther Phillips
*"The Weapon" (1972) - David Newman
*"Blues Farm" (1973) - Ron Carter
*"Your Baby is a Lady" (1973) - Jackie DeShannon
*"Don't Mess with Mister T." (1973) - Stanley Turrentine
*"Abandoned Luncheonette" (1973) - Daryl Hall & John Oates
*"In the Beginning" (1974) - Hubert Laws
*"AWB" (1974) - Average White Band
*"The Disco Kid" (1975) - Van McCoy
*"The New York Connection" (1975) Tom Scott
*"Gone At Last" (1975) Paul Simon
*"Does Your House Have Lions?" Rashaan Roland Kirk 1976
*"Dinner Music" (1976) Carla Bley
*"The Real McCoy" (1976) Van McCoy
*"The Stranger" (1977) Billy Joel
*"The Atlantic Family Live in Montreaux" 1977
*"Multiprication" Eric Gale 1978
*"Warmer Communications" (1978) Average White Band
*"One Trick Pony" - (1980) Paul Simon
*"Apple Juice" (1981) Tom Scott
*"RIT" Lee Ritenour 1981
*"Heartbreaker " (1982) Dionne Warwick *"Fill Up The Night" (1983) Sadao Watanabe
* "Hearts and Bones" (1983) Paul Simon
*"Universal Rhythm" Ralph MacDonald 1984
*"Streamline" Tom Scott 1987
*"Sound Investment" Flip Phillips & Scott Hamilton 1987
*"Red Hot Rhythm & Blues" (1987) Diana Ross
*"At Home" (1987) Janis Siegel
*"The Camera Never Lies" (1987) Michael Franks
*"Close Up" (1988) Dave Sanborn
*"At Last" (1989) Lou Rawls
*"Street Smarts" (1989) Eddie Gomez
*"Midnight in San Juan" (1989) Earl Klugh
*"Bottom's Up" Victor Bailey (1989)
*"Star Time" James Brown (1991)
*"Upfront" David Sanborn (1992)
*"Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings" Aretha Franklin (1992)
*"Legendary Lou Rawls" Lou Rawls (1992)
*"I'll Take Care of You" Cissy Houston/Chuck Jackson (1992)
*"Anthology: Down in Birdland" Manhattan Transfer (1992)
*"Evolution of Herbie Mann" Herbie Mann (1993)
*"Greatest Hits 80-94" Aretha Franklin (1993)
*"Instant Soul: Legendary King Curtis" King Curtis 1993
*"Softly with these Songs: The Best..." Roberta Flack 1993
*"Friends Can Be Lovers" Dionne Warwick (1993)
*"Skyline" Phil Carmen (1993)

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