RICHIE COLE

Bop / Hard Bop / Bossa Nova / Pop/Art Song/Folk / Vocal Jazz / Soul Jazz / Latin Jazz / Big Band • United States
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Richie started playing alto saxophone when he was 10 years old in his home town of Trenton, New Jersey. Influenced by Sonny Rollins and Charlie Parker, Cole’s talent and dedication won him a full scholarship from Downbeat Magazine to the Berklee School of Music in Boston.

His professional career began in 1969 when he joined the Buddy Rich Big Band. And after stints with the Lionel Hampton Big Band and the Doc Severinsen Big Band, Cole formed his own quintet and toured worldwide, doing a great deal to popularize bebop and his own “Alto Madness” style in the 70’s and early 80’s.

Cole has performed and recorded with the great vocalese artist Eddie Jefferson, the Manhattan Transfer, Bobby Enriquez, Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Stitt, Art Pepper, Tom Waits, Boots Randolph, and Nancy Wilson, to name just a few of his musical collaborations. Notably, Cole has performed at the Village Vanguard and Carnegie
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Have Yourself An Alto Madness ChristmasHave Yourself An Alto Madness Christmas
CD Baby 2016
$15.59
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Pop BopPop Bop
Milestone 1990
$79.99
$10.00 (used)
Alto MadnessAlto Madness
Muse Records 1994
$54.98 (used)
Richie Cole Plays Ballads And Love SongsRichie Cole Plays Ballads And Love Songs
CD Baby 2016
$14.99
Richie & Phil & RichieRichie & Phil & Richie
32. Jazz Records 1998
$21.25
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RICHIE COLE Discography

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RICHIE COLE Trenton Makes The World Takes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Trenton Makes The World Takes
Bop 1976
RICHIE COLE New York Afternoon album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New York Afternoon
Bop 1977
RICHIE COLE Alto Madness album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Alto Madness
Bop 1978
RICHIE COLE Keeper of the Flame album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Keeper of the Flame
Bop 1979
RICHIE COLE Hollywood Madness album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hollywood Madness
Bop 1980
RICHIE COLE Cool 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cool "C"
Bop 1981
RICHIE COLE Return to Alto Acres (aka Piece of Jazz History) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Return to Alto Acres (aka Piece of Jazz History)
Bop 1982
RICHIE COLE Richie Cole & Boots Randolph ‎: Yakety-Madness! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Richie Cole & Boots Randolph ‎: Yakety-Madness!
Bop 1983
RICHIE COLE Some Things Speak For Themselves album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Some Things Speak For Themselves
Bop 1983
RICHIE COLE Alto Annie's Theme album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Alto Annie's Theme
Bop 1983
RICHIE COLE Bossa Nova Eyes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bossa Nova Eyes
Bossa Nova 1985
RICHIE COLE Popbop album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Popbop
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1987
RICHIE COLE Pure Imagination album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pure Imagination
Bop 1987
RICHIE COLE Signature album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Signature
Bop 1988
RICHIE COLE Profile album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Profile
Bop 1993
RICHIE COLE Kush: Music of Dizzy Gillespie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kush: Music of Dizzy Gillespie
Bop 1996
RICHIE COLE Plays West Side Story album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays West Side Story
Bop 1996
RICHIE COLE Trenton Style album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Trenton Style
Bop 2000
RICHIE COLE Come Sunday album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Come Sunday
Bop 2000
RICHIE COLE Tribute To Our Buddies album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tribute To Our Buddies
Vocal Jazz 2004
RICHIE COLE Back on Top album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Back on Top
Hard Bop 2005
RICHIE COLE Rises's Rose Garden album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rises's Rose Garden
Bop 2006
RICHIE COLE The Man With the Horn album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Man With the Horn
Bop 2007
RICHIE COLE Bebop Express album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bebop Express
Bop 2008
RICHIE COLE Mile Hi Madness album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mile Hi Madness
Bop 2014
RICHIE COLE Richie Cole Alto Madness Orchestra: The Many Minds Of Richie Cole album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Richie Cole Alto Madness Orchestra: The Many Minds Of Richie Cole
Big Band 2015
RICHIE COLE Pittsburgh album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pittsburgh
Bop 2015
RICHIE COLE Plays Ballads & Love Songs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays Ballads & Love Songs
Hard Bop 2016
RICHIE COLE Have Yourself An Alto Madness Christmas album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Have Yourself An Alto Madness Christmas
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2016
RICHIE COLE Latin Lover album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Latin Lover
Latin Jazz 2017
RICHIE COLE Cannonball album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cannonball
Hard Bop 2018
RICHIE COLE The Keys of Cool album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Keys of Cool
Soul Jazz 2019

RICHIE COLE EPs & splits

RICHIE COLE live albums

RICHIE COLE With Phil Woods Side By Side album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
With Phil Woods Side By Side
Bop 1980
RICHIE COLE Tokyo Madness album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tokyo Madness
Bop 1981
RICHIE COLE Alive at The Village Vanguard album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Alive at The Village Vanguard
Bop 1982
RICHIE COLE Richie Cole, Lee Konitz, Bobby McFerrin, James Moody & Bud Shank ‎: The Many Faces Of Bird album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Richie Cole, Lee Konitz, Bobby McFerrin, James Moody & Bud Shank ‎: The Many Faces Of Bird
Bop 1989
RICHIE COLE Осенние Ритмы. Riche Cole In Leningrad. Leningrad Alto Madness album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Осенние Ритмы. Riche Cole In Leningrad. Leningrad Alto Madness
Bop 1990
RICHIE COLE Bossa International album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bossa International
Bossa Nova 1990
RICHIE COLE Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live
Bop 1995
RICHIE COLE The KUVO Sessions Vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The KUVO Sessions Vol. 2
Bop 2009
RICHIE COLE Richie Cole & Emil Viklicky Quintet (aka Castle Bop) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Richie Cole & Emil Viklicky Quintet (aka Castle Bop)
Bop 2011

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RICHIE COLE Pure Madness album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pure Madness
Bop 1999
RICHIE COLE Cool C / Tokyo Madness album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cool C / Tokyo Madness
Bop 2001

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