Richard Elliot

Richard Elliot

 

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Richard Elliot (born January 16, 1960) is a Scottish-born American saxophonist.

Elliot was a member of the funk band Tower of Power, playing tenor sax for five years during the 1980s.[1] He also worked on Stacy Lattisaw's 1986 album Take Me All the Way. His solo career took off when he remade the Percy Sledge classic "When a Man Loves a Woman", which had also been remade by Michael Bolton. Other well-known songs include "In the Groove," "Take Your Time," "Crush," "Chill Factor," "Corner Pocket," and "Sly," as well as remakes of classic pop songs such as "I'm Not in Love" and the Luther Vandross hits "Here and Now" and "Your Secret Love."

Elliot participated with fellow saxophonists Paul Taylor and Gerald Albright, as well as keyboardist Jeff Lorber, in the "Grooving for Grover" concert series. The series honored the legacy of the late Grover Washington, Jr.

Elliot was known for his zebra-striped tenor saxophone. In 2011, he switched from LA SAX Saxes to Dakota Saxophones, which the owner, Peter LaPlaca, sold for Dakota.

In 2005, Elliot joined trumpeter Rick Braun[2] to co-found their own label, ARTizen Music Group (now known as Artistry Music). Among the first albums on that label is Elliot's own Metro Blue.

Elliot played the Lyricon on several songs on the album Mirage a Trois (1983) by The Yellowjackets.

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The Best Of Richard Elliot
Album
The Best Of Richard Elliot is an album by musical artist Richard Elliot, released on November 21, 2000.
Take To The Skies
Album
Take To The Skies is an album by musical artist Richard Elliot, released on January 1, 1989.
Summer Madness
Album
Summer Madness is an album by musical artist Richard Elliot, released on September 9, 2016.
On The Town
Album
On The Town is an album by musical artist Richard Elliot, released on September 16, 1991.

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5 things to do under $5: Richard Elliot concert, home show, Kumquat Festival
  –  January 26, 2018
1 Blast Friday: The family-friendly block party will have a free concert by smooth jazz star Richard Elliot a sax hitmaker since the 1980s ... a children’s area and local entertainment from country music to cloggers and dancing. No pets.
Tour bus en route to Masters flips over on I-20; driver accused of DUI
  –  April 6, 2018
pic.twitter.com/MYYCqaIipR — Richard Elliot (@RElliotWSB) April 5, 2018 The bus, owned by the Jet Executive premium limousine service, was carrying 18 passengers when it ran off the side of the road and overcorrected into a median about 8:45 a.m ...
Charter bus overturns en route to Masters, driver arrested for DUI
  –  April 5, 2018
16 people injured. Troopers say the bus driver was drunk. pic.twitter.com/RoW56Vm0B5 — Richard Elliot (@RElliotWSB) April 5, 2018 There were 18 passengers on the bus, and 14 of them have been taken to two area hospitals, at least five of whom suffered ...
Bus Driver Charged with DUI After Vehicle Overturned on Way to 2018 Masters
  –  April 5, 2018
Richard Elliot of WSB-TV shared an image of the bus: Steven F. Hoppenbrouwer, 61, was arrested on suspicion of DUI after officers arrived on the scene. His blood alcohol content at the time of the crash was not made publicly available. The crash caused six ...
Bus overturns en route to Masters, driver charged with DUI
  –  April 5, 2018
16 people injured. Troopers say the bus driver was drunk. pic.twitter.com/RoW56Vm0B5 — Richard Elliot (@RElliotWSB) April 5, 2018 The crash caused the closure of I-20 in both directions, cutting off the only interstate route from Atlanta to Augusta.
RICHARD ELLIOT – BEST OF RICHARD ELLIOT
  –  April 2, 2018
Features 15 tracks taken from eight top-selling Smooth Jazz albums. Tracks include “Take Your Time,” “When the Lights Go Out,” “Candlelight,” “Street Beat,” “When a Man Loves a Woman” and more. This CD is a good overview of most of ...
Richard Elliot Ragsdale Recognized for Achievements in Healthcare Administration
  –  March 28, 2018
Mr. Ragsdale was inducted into the Benton Hall Academy Hall of Fame in 2010 NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 28, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Richard Elliot Ragsdale is a distinguished biographee of Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes ...
Do You Know What it Takes to Get Out of Your Own Way?
  –  March 23, 2018
As a music connoisseur, I can appreciate the mastery of bands like Fourplay and artists like Stanley Clarke, the late Wayman Tisdale, and the soul and power of Richard Elliot. It doesn’t hurt matters that Elliot was a long-time mainstay of Tower of Power ...
5 things to do under $5: Richard Elliot concert, home show, Kumquat Festival
  –  January 26, 2018
1 Blast Friday: The family-friendly block party will have a free concert by smooth jazz star Richard Elliot a sax hitmaker since the 1980s. There’s also a food and craft vendor festival and a beer garden. Free. 5:30-10 p.m. Friday. 400 Block of Cleveland ...

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