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Red Hill Quartet: In Memoriam

Ricky Luther In Memoriam

Posted on February 20, 2017 with 0 comments
I first met Ricky at a party in 1963. We were both teenagers. I had never played with a vibes player before and I had never heard the kind of music he was playing. It was adventurous, melodic, and totally original. We became friends and played in every band together since then.

Ricky’s music is emotional, exuberant, unconventional, and compassionate, much like the man who created it. He would play with anyone, anywhere – from street corners to concerts just for the sheer joy of making music. The passion he felt for music was evident every time he played. Ricky’s consistently upbeat disposition, along with his unique approach to playing and composing, made rehearsals and gigs great fun. Being self-taught, his approach to music was totally his own and his musical conception provided much of the basis for the band’s music. We feel blessed that we had the opportunity to play with him for so many years. He will be greatly missed.

Ricky passed away in July, 2016 after a short but intense [...]
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