The Richard Pite Quartet
Perfect For Music Clubs, Music Festivals & Theatre Shows
“I wanted a band that could appeal equally to the seasoned jazz fan as well as the absolute beginner – I think I’ve pulled it off with this remarkable group.” Richard Pite
The Richard Pite Quartet features the young harmonica virtuoso Philip Achille. Richard writes - “When Philip played his stunning version of Bach’s Air On A G String at a jazz club recently he raised the roof. In all the years of playing jazz venues I have never witnessed a reception as enthusiastic as this”.
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From Underground Busking To Jazz Concerts In London
Philip was discovered by Richard when the former was busking on the underground – “he was playing classical music superbly – I was stunned when he then began to play be-bop equally brilliantly in the style of harmonica legend Toots Thielemans . He is one of the most incredible musicians I’ve ever worked with”.
Another exceptional talent is the band’s singer and bass player Charlie Pyne. Still in her twenties she combines a beautiful voice reminiscent of Jane Monheit with her solid and swinging double bass. Phil Phillips is the pianist who also adds vocals and Richard Pite directs from the drums.
This unique band presents a mixture of standards, jazzy takes on contemporary and classic pop, original compositions as well as adaptions of classical music and a few surprises along the way.