Take The Neon Lights

After her "spellbinding" (NPR) debut record celebrated by the New York Times as a "bold pronouncement" last year, trumpeter Stephanie Richards follows up with a release of her second project: Take The Neon Lights on Birdwatcher records. Using NYC as a backdrop, her compositions are named from poems by icons Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou and Allen Ginsberg, to name a few. Her music explores a spontaneous prose of grit and brilliance; the ugly beauty of NYC. Featuring James Carney on piano, Sam Minaie on bass and Andrew Munsey on drums.


released March 1, 2019
Recorded at Tedesco Studios, NJ.
Mixed and Mastering by Andrew Munsey (BK Sonic Works)

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IMarking the debut solo record of “envelope-shredding” trumpeter/composer Stephanie Richards, Fullmoon took years of shaping, culminating in a mesmerizing work of refined electric insanity. With Fullmoon, Richards is unplugged, acoustically manipulating her horn against resonating surfaces. While appearing to sound electronically processed, she is then live-sampled by electronic pioneer Dino J.A. Deane. Unbridled and succinct, Fullmoon is a supernatural sonic exploration of timbre and groove.


released May 18, 2018

stephanie richards - trumpet/flugelhorn/percussion
dino J.A. deane - sampler

Produced by Stephanie Richards and Andrew Munsey
Executive Producers Kevin Reilly and Mike Panico
Engineered and edited by Andrew Munsey
Artwork by Aaron Vinton

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