Richard Wyands

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Richard Wyands (born July 2, 1928 in Oakland, California) is a hard bop pianist best known as a side-man. He began playing in his teens in San Francisco, but later moved to New York City. He worked with Kenny Burrell in the 1960s and also played in Gigi Gryce's quintet. He has headed a few trios.


As leader[edit]

As sideman[edit]

With Gene Ammons

With Kenny Burrell

With Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis

With Frank Foster

With Gigi Gryce

With Roy Haynes

With Freddie Hubbard

With Willis Jackson

With Etta Jones

With Roland Kirk

With Charles Mingus

With Oliver Nelson

  • Sceamin' the Blues (New Jazz NJ8243, 1960)
  • Straight Ahead (Prestige, 1961)

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