Richard’s music, mastering and then transcending the genres he has embraced, is something to savor, reminding me of Gita Mehta’s definition of art: ‘ … Indian culture’s…conviction that art is not just something displayed by the talented to a passive audience, but that movement when the artist, the audience, the subject, the discipline—all combine to become something approaching religious experience, a moment of mutual creation.’
Richard has been recording since 1997. Embarking on his musical journey with Through the Mind’s Eye with his own improvisational creative style of composing, he explores the complete range of the piano and keyboard over the course of his fifteen albums.
To date, Fogland (released in 1998) is still Richard’s all-time best selling album. This album takes the listener on a journey to various places, both physical and mental. Fogland reached #18 on the New Age Voice Radio Top 100.
An American Quixote (released in 1999) explored the theme of one with Don Quixote-like ideas living in today’s American society. The album was named New Age Album of the Year 1st runner-up for the Just Plain Folks Music Awards for 2000. The title cut was named Best Instrumental Song 1st runner-up for the same year.
When Soul & Heart Collide was the first of two releases in 2000 in a span of one week. It was a blend of the styles from Fogland and An American Quixote, making it one of the more easy to listen of Richard’s albums. It reached #4 in the New Age Voice Radio Top 100.