The Wild Anacondas

by Richard Bennett

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RICHARD BENNETT and the WILD ANACONDAS perform the most groovy, swinging and fun music in New York. They serve up a healthy portion of New Orleans second line along with a good helping of jazz, samba and soul.
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Whether exuberant and percussive or lyrical and transcendent, RICHARD BENNETT is a virtuoso at the piano. Bringing an array of world music and jazz influences to his music, he blends together a sound that is all his own. In New York his bands have performed at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, The Guggenheim Museum, The Rubin Museum, Brooklyn Museum of Art, and Central Park Summerstage. He is also a well known solo pianist, having done long residencies at Manhattan Inn and O'Neals by Lincoln Center. Internationally, he has toured over twenty countries as member of various jazz and blues ensembles. He has released six critically acclaimed raga-jazz records on major labels in India.

Here Is a NPR feature about Richard Bennett's raga music:

www.pri.org/stories/2013-10-29/raga-man-plays-hurricane-sandy-blues

For more detailed bio information please go to: 
richardbennettpiano.com

"The music hangs together with a kind of brilliance" Gapplegate Review
"Master Pianist" - Times of India

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released 05 May 2013

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Richard Bennett Brooklyn, New York

"Pianist Richard Bennett has found a way to have instantly catchy tunes- riffs and ostinatos really- transcend jazz expectations while still focusing on improvisation." - Village Voice
"Richard Bennett, who is one of the most versatile and innovative pianists... his improvisations, are also exquisite and deep." - Music Mania
"Master Pianist" - Times of India
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