Richard Elliot

Richard Elliot

 

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Richard Elliot (born January 16, 1960 in Glasgow, Scotland) 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
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The Best Of Richard Elliot is an album by musical artist Richard Elliot, released on November 21, 2000.
Take To The Skies
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Take To The Skies is an album by musical artist Richard Elliot, released on January 1, 1989.
Summer Madness
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Summer Madness is an album by musical artist Richard Elliot, released on September 9, 2016.
On The Town
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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.
5 things to do under $5: Richard Elliot concert, home show, Kumquat Festival
  –  January 24, 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.
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 26
  –  January 26, 2018
Hours vary by location. 4 p.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Free. (813) 276-8250. Blast Friday: Richard Elliot: The family-friendly food and craft vendor festival featuring a free live concert and a beer garden. 5:30 p.m., 400 Block of ...
Bartow's Jazmin Ghent chosen 'Best New Artist' by Smooth Jazz Network
  –  January 26, 2018
“It was an amazing experience. I opened the festival and saw a lot of stars like Richard Elliot, Rick Braun and Norman Brown,” she said. Ghent has since held a steady schedule of performing. Among the larger jazz festivals she has played have been the ...
5 things to do under $5: Richard Elliot concert, home show, Kumquat Festival
  –  January 24, 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 ...
Neighborhood News January 22 - 28
  –  January 22, 2018
St. Petersburg, Fl – Here are some choice events for the week of January 22 nd. Saxophonist Richard Elliot plays in downtown Clearwater Friday night for the Blast Friday Celebration. This is a free, family-friendly festival along Cleveland Street.
Urban-jazz bassist Darryl Williams shows he's got staying power on new single
  –  January 11, 2018
He has become a fixture on the smooth/contemporary jazz scene where he has shared the stage with the genre's heavy hitters: Richard Elliot, Peter White, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair, Brenda Russell, Darren Rahn, Jessy J, Everette Harp and Jeff Kashiwa.
Middle School Student Surprised with Brand New Flute at Jazz Concert
  –  November 7, 2017
(WAVY) – A middle school student received an unexpected gift when he went to see famed jazz musician Richard Elliot. Zymari Jackson was given a brand new flute during the intermission of Elliot’s concert at the Attucks Theatre in Norfolk Saturday night.

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