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by Stop Irrational Logic

Stop Irrational Logic can best be described as a combination of the groovy jams of Phish with the innovative horn playing of Miles davis and the soulful vocals of Aretha Franklin.
Genre: Urban/R&B: R&B Pop Crossover
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2. Jennifer's Flower
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3. Fields of gold
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4. The Space Trance
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5. The Solution (Love)
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6. The Last Show
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Richard Lee Wendel

Richard Lee's new musical style "Vibe" is a fusion of this seasoned musical performer's experience playing the full range of musical language including classical, funk, rap, heavy metal, rhythm and blues, trance andgospel. From his tours in the states, including
recent appearance at the Bingham Jazz Fest with Pucho and the Latin Soul Brothers, to international tours in Mexico, Canada, Greece, Spain, the UK, Denmark, Norway, Sweden,Finland Germany and Jamaica Richard's musical style is immediately recognized by performers for its individual sound and his ability to give the jazz trumpet, an instrument not usually adapted to different styles, a new voice.

A professional trumpet player since he was 14-years old, when he would cut high school classes to go to college music classes with his older friends, Richard's musical career was shaped and reflects his early indoctrination by a friend at a young age to gospel music. By his early 20's he was playing with drummer, Igancio Berroa and bass player, Marcus McGlaughin.

Horn lines for Mick Jagger's "Sweet Thing", Grant Green Jr.'s "Introducing G.G.", Pucho and The Latin Soul-Brothers " The Hideout " Milo Z " Live and Bumpin and Sweet and Nasty " and Scott Brown's "Flavors."

A short list of venues have included an appearance with Stanley Jordon and Buddy Miles at the Blue Note, shows at Sweet Basil's with The McCoy Tyner Trio, The Cotten Club, Elbow Room, New Music Café, Mondo Perso, and Mondo Cane. Led his 10-piece orchestra at The Bitter End, His band " Irrational Logic" was the guest house band on, CNNBC's Amcerica's Talking with Bill McCuddy and America After Dark, the Pat Sayjak show, and the Jerry Lewis Telethone.

While formal training has given Richard the tools to execute his music, it's the experience of playing with seasoned performers all over the world, the sounds, voices and feeling of locations he has lived in and listened to, that he has fused to create his "Vibe."

Music is Richard's life and his life is his music.

S. Sperber

When you listen to Stop Irrational Logic, be prepared to take a trip. The music is packed with so much power and emotion that you are put into a trance, taken to another level. It really makes you feel the positive energy. That is what front man and composer, Richard Lee, strives for. He wants the music to be thought-provoking as well as entertaining.

He's played with, Rick Derringer, Donald Fagen, Blues Travelers, Taylor Dayne, McCoy Tyner Trio,
Stanley Jordan, Merle Saunders, Buddy Miles, Spin Doctors, DJ Logic, Del Shannon and Tom Jones .

Richard has recorded with Mick Jagger "Sweet Thing", GreenHouse 27 "Greenhouse 27", Cycomotogoat "Braille", Kenji Hino "Thinking 'Bout You", Antilife "Antilife", Milo Z "Live n Bumpin" and "Sweet and Nasty", Michael Powers and Richard Lee "Spirits", Grant Green Jr. "Introducing G.G.", Pucho and the Latin soul-Brothers "The Hideout" and Scott Brown "Flavors". The list goes on and on.

Richard has toured many times through Europe as well as the United States playing to packed houses and standing ovations.

The experiences in his life have created the music which flows through his horn and the songs that he writes. Richard is influenced by a diverse group: Chuck Mangione, Miles Davis, Clifford Brown and groups like Phish, The Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd and Massive Attack. Stop Irrational Logic is not just the name of the band but his message to the world . This album is a mix of live as well as studio recordings. Enjoy the ride.
S. Goldblatt



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Mike W

I'll call it VIBE!
I'm glad I do not have to catagorize this CD as Jazz, Funk, R&B, or New Age as it falls into all if not more. It is a complete recipe of fine writing and of excellent musicianship in execution. The vocals are lifting and are used like an instrument. The playing is tight, in the pocket and keeps you on a journey to a very nice VIBE.

Rachel Platten

..... an incredible, emotional, overwhelmingly uplifting experience.
Incredible, the music is both innovative and infused with timeless soulful, horn lines. Richard is a brilliant composer, songwriter, musician, and collaborator, and his passion alone, (nevermind his talent), SHINE through every one of these songs. Also note the vocals of Tanya Michelle, one note can evoke an ocean of feelings, and her voice SOARS over Richards NEED this CD in your collection.

Steve G.

Know this - best muscianship. The Reverend Lee preaches to the choir. The result is an inspired collection of loose arrangements that contain phrasing and structure that is accomplished only through the successful efforts of Richard Lee and his band of co-conspirators.

mike trash

Best album ive ever heard. Better than gremlins and better than ET! Its inspiring and breathtaking to hear music this fresh and groovy! Stop Irrational Logic Rocks!


Absolutely gorgeous!
I first met the music of Richard Lee by chance, when he reviewed a song of ours on Then, I went to listen to his music, and found it absolutely gorgeous. I am one of the lucky ones who already own this CD. In it you'll find jazz and funky elements, together with a tip of Sting ("Fields of gold", my all-time preferred song of Sting). You'll notice that every instrument is played by very talented musicians, and the vocals are specially awesome. I specially found marvelous the trumpet play in "Fields of Gold", but all the tracks will enchant you with their tasteful and skillful arrangements. I love this CD, both the live tracks than the studio ones!

Richard G.

Ecletic. This group has many different styles rock, jazz, funk. Great groove.
All the tunes have the groove in mind. Sounds a little like Sting, Chicago. The trumpets mute sounds excellent.
Shades of Miles...The whole CD has a great mix of great sounds.

Steve Krupp

Top Shelf -The V.S.O.P. of Trumpet/Jazz
I've been following Rich's career since his first note. And I must say this CD is a crowning glory. The smooth phrases and tasty riffs of all the musicians make this CD a must have for any smooth Jazz enthusiast. This is sure to become a collectors item when the major lables "Discover" Stop Irrational Logic. It brings back many wonderful memories of Richard Lee playing live in Greenwich village NYC with his funk band. Definatley belongs in any CD collection.

Beth Krochtnegel

Great inspiration! A Music Masterpiece with an innovative flair
Great CD. Wonderful music, lyrics and movement.

Mark Heiberget

Great sound
A wonderful and fresh sound....talent,talent,talent!!!!!