NEW CD: Lip Service
Saxophonist Richard Elliot has arrived at a very special anniversary for blowing audiences away with his soulfully robust playing. 2014 marks 30 years since the release of his debut solo album, Initial Approach. Elliot's new release presents the most overtly sensual, romantic and intimate album of his career in collaboration with contemporary jazz production/guitar giant Paul Brown. The title of this 17th solo project is Lip Service (the artistís first for Heads Up/Concord Music Group).
"Quite possibly, the high point of the show came when Richard Elliot performed his rendition of Percy Sledgeís immortal song "When a Man Loves a Woman." The sheer lushness of the melody combined with Elliotís depth and power on his tenor sax covered the crowd in a warm blanket of seductive sound. He was simply magnificent, powerfully holding notes with perfect pitch, proving once again to be a richly passionate professional." - Randall Parrish/jazzreview.com