R&R (Terrence Richburg & Howard Riley, Jr.)

R&R (Terrence Richburg & Howard Riley, Jr.)

 Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., USA

R&R usually means rest and relaxation, but now it stands for Richburg & Riley, two phenomenal instrumentalists who comprise the inspirational jazz duo, R&R. Having played with some of the best in the biz including Kirk Whalum, Yolanda Adams, and CeCe Winans this group is smooth jazz perfection.


Whether you're referring to a rare venue of rest & relaxation - or contemplating a wonder-filled evening of reign & revival, you must without reservation witness this brand new inspirational jazz phenomenon - R&R - lead by the incomparable, multi-talented collaboration of Howard Riley, Jr. on soprano, alto & tenor sax, and Terrence Richburg on 7-string bass, keyboards & the list goes on. Their music exceeds the traditional level of the inspirational jazz experience, while crossing boundaries and breaking down walls of musical classification.

R&R is a group born out of the depths of inspiration and made possible through a special blend of creative talents and commitment. They bring to the forefront a commanding, innovative sound of jazz, inspirational and gospel flavors - with a sense of tenacity pressing their way onto the music scene empowered by pure faith and passion.

Riley and Richburg have worked together for many years in other groups and on special projects and productions, being sought after for their individual expertise and reputation as "first chair" musicians. But only as they began to work together at various events and venues as a duet group did it dawn on them to pursue a true partnership together to produce CD projects and live performances as R&R under Terrence's independent record label, RichEscape Music. Richburg is endorsed by Eden Electronics and Conklin Guitars.

Their debut CD, Ascension has taken Riley and Richburg along with their fans into heavenly places dwelling with God, the Creator of their inner song. Terrence took his own advice, stepped out on faith and following the Lord's leading produced Ascension, seeing it unfold as a flower into an incredible revelation. The response from listeners of the project has ranged from sheer enjoyment and excitement to this is an incredible album, to "I just couldn't stop listening to it; I played it all night long!"

Howard is a gifted musician and saxophonist, as well as writer, keyboardist and vocalist in his own right. While constantly developing and growing in his craft, his humble spirit outshines even the beautiful notes and melodies he plays. Terrence affectionately nicknamed by his peers as "the Quincy Jones of gospel" is a nationally-acclaimed musician, writer, producer and arranger who has worked with the "best of the best" gospel and jazz artists, producers and musicians on the East Coast and across the country.

Between the two of them Riley and Richburg have racked up countless performances (some including musical directorships) with several industry greats including Richard Smallwood & Vision, Maurette Brown Clark, Vanessa Williams, Lorree K. Slye, Donnie McClurkin, Tramaine Hawkins, Isaiah Thomas, Ben Tankard, Kirk Whalum, Marcus Johnson, Bobby Lyle, Nick Colionne, Yolanda Adams, The Winans, Jennifer Holliday, Walter Hawkins, Deniece Barclay, Willie Jolly, Debbie Kirkland, Ronnie Wells (Terrence's Aunt), Phil Flowers, Patti LaBelle, Cee Cee Michaela, Tony Terry, Teddy Pendergrass, Peaches & Herb, Stanley Turrentine, Roy Ayers, Ashford & Simpson, Chuck Mangione, Pieces of A Dream, James Cleveland, Shirley Caesar, Nathan Heathman, Evelyn Simpson Curenton, Men and Women of the Gospel, the Washington Pops Orchestra and, of course, the famous Richburg Singers formerly on the Atlantic Record label.

Terrence has also produced and performed on CD projects for such artists as Jeremiah Murphy, Kim Jordan, John Stoddart, Nolan Williams, Jr., Phil French, Kitt Brewington & Victorious Praise, and many others. He is also the co-writer of "By His Grace," the title cut on the 2nd solo CD from the Stellar Award winning artist, Maurette Brown Clark.

R&R has amazed audiences with their extraordinary command of the stage in such hot jazz spots as Blues Alley in Washington, DC as well as in more intimate, private celebratory event settings, yet, their soul-infused melodies and arrangements have ushered congregations into the very heart and height of spiritual bliss and inspiration.

R&R has been featured in numerous performances including opening for GRAMMY Winning songstress CeCe Winans, the Black Heritage Art Show, Heaven 1580's Sunday Gospel Brunch at the Zanzibar On the Waterfront restaurant and Cheryl Jackson's 2008 Stellar Award Celebration, the "Stuff A Truck" campaign to help the needy sponsored by Fox 5 TV and Infinity Broadcasting, the Phish Tea Cafe gospel/jazz concert series sponsored by Christian Hang Suite, The Parker Pavilion jazz concert series, The Annual Fall Festival at the Life Church & Clinton Christian School, "Saturday Night Live" sponsored by the Ebenezer AME Church, the New Beginnings Katrina Benefit Concert sponsored by the Temple of Praise, US military member retirement ceremonies, and many other special events and celebrations sponsored by local and national church and professional organizations.

R&R and music from their first CD, "Ascension" have been featured on several national and



Written By: Terrence Richburg

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R&R - Ascension - 2004

Terrence Richburg's Discography

Terrell Hunt - Awesome CD - RichEscape Music label, Release in 2007, (Credits: Executive Producer, Production Team Coordinator/Supervisor, Producer, Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Vocal Arranger/Arrangements Consultant, Mixing and Mastering Supervisor)

Nolan Williams, Jr. - inSpirations CD - NeWorks Productions, Released in 2006, (Credits: 7-String Bass)

Jeremiah Murphy & Judah - Worship CD - EMA Music, Inc., Released in 2005, (Credits: Production Consultant, Musical Director, Rhythm Arrangements, 7- String Bass, Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Rhodes Piano, Percussion)

Kim Jordan - Full Circle CD - Prosounity Music Entertainment, Released in 2004, (Credits: 7-String Bass, Rhythm and Lead Bass Guitar)

R&R/Howard E. Riley, Jr. and Terrence Richburg - Ascension CD - RichEscape Music label, Released in 2004, (Credits: Executive Producer, Producer, Writer, Arranger, Lead and Background Vocals, 6 & 7-String Basses, 6-String Fretless Bass, Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Drums, Drum Programming and Sequencing, Piano & Keyboards, Percussion, Studio Engineering and Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Graphicic Direction)

Maurette Brown Clark - By His Grace CD - Atlanta International Records/AIR Gospel label, Released in 2002, (Credits: Songwriter "By His Grace" title cut (co-written with Maurette Brown Clark)

Pastor Kitt Brewington & Victorious Praise - Everything to Me CD, KABCO Music label, Released in 2002, (Credit: 7-String Bass)

Kim Jordan - All for You CD - (Gospel Jazz Pianist/Vocalist), Prosounity Music Entertainment label, Released in 2001, (Credits: Co-Producer, Arranger, Songwriter - "Save Me" (co-written with Kim Jordan), 7-String Bass, Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Drums Programming, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocal, Studio Engineering, Recording, Mixing)

Jeremiah Murphy - Another Perspective CD, EMA Music, Inc., Released in 2000, (Credits: Producer, Arranger, Songwriter - "Jesus Loves Me" (I'm So Glad He Does)" (co-written with Jeremiah Murphy), Orchestral Arrangements and Orchestration Performance on "The Lord's Prayer," Rhythm Arrangements, 7-String Bass, Drums, Drum Programming and Sequencing, Piano & Keyboards, Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Percussion, Lead Vocal on "My Redeemer Liveth," Studio Engineering and Recording, Mixing)

Phil French (Saxophonist) - You've Been So Good CD - Frenchy Soundz Music, Released in 2000, (Credits: Producer/Songwriter/Arranger/Studio Engineer, Recording and Mixing on Song Contributions, "Can't Deny It" (performed all accompanying instrumentation), "Dreamin" and "Dreamin (Reprise)" (performed 7-String Bass, Rhythm Guitars, Percussion)

Debbie Steele - A New Beginning CD - SAON-DVX label, Released in 1998, (Credits: Songwriter - "He Will Uphold You," Lead Guitar, 6-String Bass)

Mark Greene (of the original group "The Moments") - The Mark Greene Project CD, FAJR Records, Released in 1998, (Credits: 6-String Bass, Studio Engineering, Recording)

John Stoddart - A Not So Silent Night Christmas CD, Urban Junction East Music label, Released in 1997, (Credits: Rhythm Guitar, Guitar Solo)

John Stoddart - Love So Real CD, Urban Junction East Music label, Released in 1997, (Credits: 6-String Bass, Drums, Studio Engineering, Recording)

Bishop Harry R. Jackson, Jr. & The Hope Christian Church Mass Choir CD - Let Every Nation Sing, Perfect Piece Group label, Released in 1996, (Credits: 6-String Bass)

Kim Stratton - Kim Stratton: Live In Chicago With The A.F.C. Mass Choir CD, Glorious Music label, Released in 1995, (Credit: Songwriter - "By His Grace" (co-written with Maurette Brown Clark)

Terrence Richburg - Rich Spirit One Original Music/Video Soundtrack - Featuring Maurette Brown Clark, Vanessa R. Williams, Andre Barnes, Andrea Dumas, The McGlound Sisters, Robert Burwell, Phil French, and Howard Riley, Jr. - RichEscape Music Productions, Released in 1994, (Credits: Executive Producer, Producer, Writer, Arranger, Vocal and Rhythm Arrangements, Vocals, All Instrumentation, Studio Engineering, Recording, Mixing)

Jeremiah Murphy - Introduction CD, EMA Music, Inc., Released in 1993, Credits: Producer, Arranger, Synthesizer and Drum Programming, Strings, Horns, Solo and Miscellaneous Synths, Mix and Remix Concepts and Arrangements, Vocal and Rhythm Arrangements, 6-String Contrabass, Rhythm and Lead Guitars, Drums, Studio Engineering and Recording, Mixing)

Barbara Best & The B. L. & S. Singers - Always CD, Faith American, Released in 1992, (Credits: Bass Guitar, Synthesizer)

The Gregory Ward Company - Jesus Is Right Album, Shur Fine Gospel Record Company, Inc., Released in 1989, (Credits: Bass & Lead Guitars, Drums, Percussion)

Andrew Rowe and the D.C. Choral Ensemble - Guess Who - 25th Anniversary Issue Album, ACRO Productions, Released in 1989, (Credits: Production Consultant, Featured on Synthesizers 5-String Bass, Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Drums, Percussion, S

Set List

Typical Set List (approximately 45 minutes)

Always Love
Blessed Assurance
Wade In The Water*
So What*
Mercy Mercy*
Speak To My Heart/Birdland Medley*
Joyful, Joyful*

* covers, not from CD