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Frank Foster - the loud minority
Frank Foster - the loud minority

Released on Mainstream, Frank Foster’s “The Loud Minority” – here reissued as part of our Funk & Jazz Classics series – has long been a collectors’ item, an early 70s gem featuring a stellar line-up of musicians. The album was rediscovered by the acid jazz scene in the early 90s for its hip credentials and then sampled by Japanese group the United Future Orchestra. Today it is considered a prime slice of spiritual jazz. - Richie is listed as RICHARD PRATT in the credits on this album ...

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Frank Foster - the loud minority (2)
Frank Foster - the loud minority (2)

Released on Mainstream, Frank Foster’s “The Loud Minority” – here reissued as part of our Funk & Jazz Classics series – has long been a collectors’ item, an early 70s gem featuring a stellar line-up of musicians. The album was rediscovered by the acid jazz scene in the early 90s for its hip credentials and then sampled by Japanese group the United Future Orchestra. Today it is considered a prime slice of spiritual jazz. - Richie is listed as RICHARD PRATT in the credits on this album ...

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Drummer, Richie Pratt
Drummer, Richie Pratt

Drummer, Richie Pratt

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The Furys-LWJ2.jpg
The Furys-LWJ2.jpg

The Furys was a pop band that Richie performed with while a student at KU.

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MUSICIANS:

Lionel Hampton (vib, dr) Cat Anderson (tp) Joe Newman (tp) Wallace Davenport (tp) Roy Roman (tp) Jimmy Cleveland (tb) Curtis Fuller (tb) Richard Caruso (tb) Paul Moen (reeds) Bud Johnson (reeds) James Tyler (reeds) Paul Jeffrey (reeds) Cecil Payne (reeds) Wild Bill Davis (org, p) Gary Mazzaroppi (b) Richard Pratt (dr)

TRACKS:

 

1.) Air Mail Special 0:00 2.) Cherokee 5:56 3.) Sweethearts On Parade 21:51 4.) Hamp & Dex 31:00 5.) Ol´ Man River 36:10 6.) The Midnight Sun Will Never Set 40:38 7.) Salsa 47:38 8.) Hamp´s Got The Blues 58:01 9.) Hamp´s Boogie Woogie 1:06:04 10.) When The Saints Go Marching In 1:13:46 11.) In The Mood 1:17:50

 

Recorded Live at the Philharmonie Berlin, Germany Nov. 03 1979.

Honolulu Jazz Quartet
Honolulu Jazz Quartet

The original members of the Honolulu Jazz Quartet shown here in rehearsal. Richie became great friends with bassist, John Kolivas and the other members of the group.

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70th Birthday Dinner
70th Birthday Dinner

The family took Richie out to celebrate his 70th birthday.

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Dean's first Christmas back home
Dean's first Christmas back home

Christmas 2012 in Lansing, KS.

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Blues Gig in Hawaii
Blues Gig in Hawaii

Richie shown performing with blues legend Travis Haddix in Hawaii.

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