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by R&R/Howard Riley & Terrence Richburg

R&R--a brand new inspirational jazz phenomenon invites you to experience sincere offerings of spirit-filled jazz innovation and gospel soul featuring Howard Riley, Jr. on soprano, alto and tenor sax and Terrence Richburg on 7-string bass, keys, etc.
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. 4--Sure
5:13 $0.99
2. Ascension
5:17 $0.99
3. Blessed Assurance
4:10 $0.99
4. Stretch
5:18 $0.99
5. Always Love
4:20 $0.99
6. Wonderful Jesus
4:40 $0.99
7. I Got a Mind to Serve the Lord
6:29 $0.99
8. Lift Every Voice & Sing
6:25 $0.99
9. He Looked Beyond My Fault
4:59 $0.99
10. T-Bop
2:01 $0.99
11. For the First Time
5:16 $0.99
12. Arrival Fanfare/Heartbreaker
5:28 $0.99
13. When I'm With You
5:24 $0.99
14. Amazing Grace
3:12 $0.99
15. Always Love (Instrumental)
4:18 $0.99
16. Runnin' 4 Jesus
4:01 $0.99
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Album Notes

Whether you're referring to a rare venue of "rest & relaxation" or contemplating a wonder-filled evening of "reign & revival," you must without reservation witness this brand new "inspirational" Jazz phenomenon-"R&R"-lead by the incomparable, multi-talented collaboration of Howard Riley, Jr. on soprano, alto & tenor sax, and Terrence Richburg on 7-string bass, keyboards & the list goes on. Their music exceeds the traditional level of the inspirational Jazz experience, while crossing boundaries and breaking down walls of musical classification.

R&R is a group born out of the depths of inspiration and made possible through a special blend of creative talents and commitment. They bring to the forefront a commanding, innovative sound of jazz and gospel flavors-with a sense of tenacity pressing their way onto the music scene empowered by pure faith and passion.

Riley and Richburg have worked together for many years in other groups and on special projects and productions-being sought after for their individual expertise and reputation as "first chair" musicians. But only as they began to work together at various events and venues as a duet group did it dawn on them to pursue a true partnership together and produce a CD project as R&R under Terrence's independent record label, RICHESCAPE MUSIC.

Howard is an incredible musician and saxophonist, as well as writer, keyboardist and vocalist in his own right. While constantly developing and growing in his craft, his humble spirit outshines even the beautiful notes and melodies he plays. Terrence affectionately nicknamed by his peers as "little Prince" and "the Quincy Jones of Gospel" is a nationally acclaimed musician, writer, producer and arranger who has worked with the "best of the best" Gospel and Jazz artists and musicians across the country.

Between the two of them Riley and Richburg have racked up countless performances (some including musical directorships) with several industry greats including Richard Smallwood & Vision, Maurette Brown Clark, Vanessa Williams, Lorree K. Slye, Donnie McClurkin, Tremaine Hawkins, Ben Tankard, Kirk Whalum, Yolanda Adams, The Winans, Jennifer Holliday, Walter Hawkins, Deniece Barclay, Marcus Johnson, Bobby Lyle, Willie Jolly, Debbie Kirkland, Phil Flowers, Patti LaBelle, Teddy Pendergrass, Peaches & Herb, Stanley Turrentine, Roy Ayers, Ashford & Simpson, Chuck Mangione, Pieces of A Dream, James Cleveland, Shirley Caesar, Nathan Heathman, Evelyn Simpson Curenton, Men and Women of the Gospel, the Washington Pops Orchestra and of course the famous Richburg Singers formerly on the "Atlantic" label. Terrence has also produced and performed on CD projects for such artists as Jeremiah Murphy, Kim Jordan, John Stoddart, Nolan Williams, Phil French, Kitt Brewington & Victorious Praise, and many others. He is also the co-writer of "By His Grace," the title cut off the acclaimed CD by the multi-Stellar award winning artist, Maurette Brown Clark.

It was a long, two-and-a-half year process, but well worth the wait and effort. The uphill climb- "Ascension" if you will has taken Riley and Richburg into heavenly places dwelling with God-the Creator of their inner song. Terrence took his own advice, stepped out on faith and following the Lord's leading produced "Ascension," seeing it unfold as a flower into an incredible revelation. The response from listeners of the project has ranged from sheer enjoyment and excitement to "this is an incredible album," to "I just couldn't stop listening to it-I played it all night long!" And in live performance, R&R always leaves the crowd in a roar of applause, shouting for more!

Don't underestimate the potential of this engaging sea of opportunity. Don't overlook this sincere offering of spirit-filled innovation-and certainly don't forfeit this, your appointed moment in destiny, to hear the amazing music by R&R on their debut CD, "Ascension"-A RICHESCAPE MUSIC Productions Experience. This is just the beginning of much more to come. R&R solicits your prayers and support as they continue on their vast journey toward "the prize" through the incredible gifts of music and ministry.



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John Stoddart

I have been waiting for recorded music from these 2 artists since the 1st time I heard them perform. "Ascension" does not disappoint! You'll love this CD from 2 amazing musicians.


Takes me away
V. easy to listen to. Transports me away from the day's frustrations.

Tony Smith-Gospel Jazzations Radio-WFDU 89.1FM, Teaneck, NJ

"ASCENSION,' by the fabulous duo R&R, consisting of Howard Riley & Terrence Richburg, is a project you need to add to your collection. Each song is truly inspiring. R&R are two artists to look out for in the years to come. You will be Blessed"

Matt Anderson

These guys can play!!!! This CD will truly bless you!!
Howard and Terrence have solid sound and a sincere commitment to ministry. These guys can play!!!! This CD will truly bless you!!

Matt Anderson
Missing Peace Productions, Inc.
(former announcer for WAVA, 105.1FM and Heaven1580AM)

La Veeta Ivory

Lovin' that saxophone!
This CD is a harmonious blend of easy-listening jazz and inspirational music . . . real nice.

K. Harden

Music of peace that will set you FREE and bless your soul!
I agree with another reviewer, I have not stopped listening to this CD since I purchased it. From my car to the office everyday. They performed at our company's holiday party and set an awesome atomsphere of joy & celebration. Everyone enjoyed every note and had to purchase a CD on the spot. This is glorious CD which will bless the soul of the listeners.

Kia, msbassclef@yahoo.com

Great sounds; awesome live!
I heard R&R live @ Psalm 117 Cafe. You guys blew me away!!! Terrence it was also great meeting you again since Drue's bass jam session some months ago.

Lorree K. Slye, truesinger@aol.com

You guys are off the hook....
I've been listening to the CD alot and it is now a resident in my car and each time I listen it just keeps getting better and better.

Praise the Lord,


Jelando Johnson

Great CD
Glad to hear an inspirational jazz CD that dosen't sound like gospel musicians trying to play jazz. The music is well thought out and arranged. They definitely did their homework. It's not easy to cross musical styles and stay authentic but these guys have done it well. I look to hear more from them soon.

Richelle R. Howie, Actress and Choreographer

"The CD is absolutely an inspiration to me."
"I've used it to relax at night after a hard day, I've used it to awaken and rejuvenate me in the morning and I've used it for warm ups of my cast when I was choreographing a show. They were all very moved by the music and it set the pace for a wonderful rehearsal.

My next venture will be to use it for the Liturgical dance program I'm starting at the church. Be prepared to see Ascension performed by our youth thru dance.

I've known Terrence for almost a decade and the spiritual talents that emanate from this man are beyond comprehension. They are truly God given and I can hear them in his music."
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