2019’s Take The Neon Lights

" of avant-garde jazz should definitely give this one a listen" --NextBop

“The music’s sense of scale truly lives up to the title…” -- Downbeat

“A magnetic audio experience..” All About Jazz

Hear NPR’s Fresh Air Review the record here!

Brooklyn Machine

Featuring music from the ferocious 2019 release Take The Neon Lights this video, in collaboration with animator and director Andrea Yasco, takes a deconstructed trumpet, prepared piano, bass and drums and weaves a compact, cyclical and groove-based composition evocative of city life. Brooklyn Machine with Steph Richards, James Carney (prepared piano), Sam Minaie (bass) and Andrew Munsey (drums).


In collaboration with artist and director Cossa, Gong features music from Steph Richards’ celebrated 2018 release Fullmoon for trumpet and sampler with electronics pioneer J.A. Dino Deane.

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"Boldly inventive...Steph Richards composes in ways that standard notation could never document” —New York Times

“Richards is one to watch…


“A virtuoso of nonlinear trumpet playing"

-- Downbeat

“A rising force in avant-garde jazz”

- Jazz Times