Richard X Bennett
I met Richard X Bennett in 2016. He is a wonderfully talented pianist and composer. He immediately opened my ears to the beautiful sounds of Indian classical music through his joyous and energetic compositions which blend raga based melodies within a traditional jazz ensemble. In an Oct 2017 DownBeat article Richard remarks on our first meeting like this. He had asked a mutual colleague, “Who is the craziest sax player you know? ” He said Matt Parker. Matt came over and in 30 seconds I knew we had a band.”
Since then, we have recorded and played many shows under Richard X Bennett’s name and have started a uniquely joyful duo project were we cover the history of classical and jazz music as well as featuring our original compositions.