Richard Tee

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Richard Tee
Richard Tee.jpg
Tee in 1990.
Background information
Birth name Richard Ten Ryk
Born (1943-11-24)November 24, 1943
Origin Brooklyn, New York
United States
Died July 21, 1993(1993-07-21) (aged 49)
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter
Instruments Piano, Electric Piano, Electric Organ
Years active 1967–1993
Labels Warner Bros. Records
Associated acts Paul Simon
Hank Crawford
George Benson
Grover Washington, Jr.
Cornell Dupree
Stuff
Steve Gadd
Jackie DeShannon
Hall & Oates
Bob Marley
Quincy Jones
Roberta Flack
Peter Gabriel
Aretha Franklin
Wilbert Longmire
Mariah Carey
Tom Scott
Website richardtee.com

Richard Tee (November 24, 1943 - July 21, 1993) was a pianist, studio musician, singer and arranger.

Biography[edit]

Tee graduated from The High School of Music & Art in New York City and attended the Manhattan School of Music. Though better known as a studio and session musician,[1] Tee led a jazz ensemble, the Richard Tee Committee, and was a founding member of the band Stuff. In 1981 he played the piano and keyboard for Simon and Garfunkel's Concert In Central Park.

Richard Tee was married to Eleana Steinberg Tee of Greenwich, Connecticut in Woodstock, New York, they were married by New York State Supreme Court Justice Bruce Wright.

Tee died of prostate cancer on July 21, 1993 in Cold Spring, New York.[2]

Discography[edit]

Richard Tee - solo[edit]

  • Strokin' (Columbia-Tappan Zee 1979)
  • Natural Ingredients (Columbia-Tappan Zee 1980)
  • The Best of Richard Tee (Columbia-Tappan Zee 1981)
  • Contemporary Piano (DCI 1982)
  • The Bottom Line (King Records 1985)
  • Inside You (Columbia 1989)
  • Real Time (One Voice 1992)
  • Bottom Line 2003

with Hank Crawford[edit]

  • Mr. Blues Plays Lady Soul (1969)
  • Help Me make It Through the Night (1972)
  • We Got a Good Thing Goin' (1972)
  • Wildflower (1973)

with George Benson[edit]

  • Tell It Like It Is (1969)
  • Big Boss Band - George Benson with the Count Basie Orchestra - (1990)
  • Love Remembers (1993)

with Grover Washington, Jr.[edit]

  • Inner City Blues (1971)
  • All the King's Horses (1972)
  • Soul Box/Vol. 2 (1973)
  • Feels So Good (1975)
  • Winelight (1980)
  • Skylarkin' (1980)
  • Come Morning (1981)
  • The Best Is Yet to Come (1982)
  • In Concert (1982)
  • Inside Moves (1984)

with Cornell Dupree[edit]

  • Teasin' (1974)
  • Coast to Coast (1988)
  • Can't Get Through (1991)
  • Child's Play (1992)
  • Uncle Funky (1992)

with Stuff[edit]

  • Stuff (1976)
  • More Stuff (1977)
  • Stuff It (1978)
  • Live Stuff (1978)
  • Live In New York (1980)
  • East (1981)
  • Best Stuff (1981)
  • "Stuff Live In Montreux" [2008] DVD/CD
  • "Right Stuff" [1996] Stuff Collection.

with Steve Gadd/ the Gadd Gang[edit]

  • Gadd About (1984)
  • The Gadd Gang (1986)
  • Here & Now (1988)
  • Live at Bottom Line (1988)
  • Gadd Gang (1991)

with various artists[edit]

References[edit]

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