Jeff Richman (guitar); Jimmy Haslip (bass); Gergo Borlai, Vinnie Colaiuta (drums); George Whitty (keys & programming); Bob Mintzer (tenor sax); Mitchell Forman (Fender Rhodes); Jeff Beal (flugelhorn, trumpet); Taylor Eigsti (piano)
Jeff Richman's first solo artist album Himalaya was released in 1986, since that time his active career has produced 16 solo albums. Richman is also a busy arranger and producer who was hired by Tone Center Records for 6 tribute CD projects, which included recordings by: Carlos Santana, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Steely Dan, Miles Davis, Jeff Beck and John Coltrane, it gave him the unique opportunity to work "hands-on" with other world class guitarists and musicians in every aspect of production. With the release of his 17th solo project SIZZLE, in the Fall / Winter of 2016, on the heels of his wildly popular HOTWIRE (2015), which received vast critical acclaim and spent numerous weeks on the Top 40 Jazz Chart. SIZZLE joins together longtime collaborators, produced by Jimmy Haslip (bass) and underpinned by the solid chemistry of, Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), George Whitty (keys/programming), and Gergo Borlai (drums/ programming), Richman is given a beautiful tapestry to weave colorfully improvisational lines and colorations.
The offering does not stop there, augmented by a stellar guest line-up on a varied of tracks including: Jeff Beal (trumpet, flugelhorn), Taylor Eigsti (piano), Bob Mintzer (tenor sax), and Mitchell Forman (Fender Rhodes), fusionistas are already a clamor for Richman's next installment of his ever-growing discography. In a climate where the next release always needs to outdo the next, this year is already proving to be a landmark year for Jeff Richman fans and the next generation of guitar and fusion enthusiasts.