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Richard Wyands

Biography

RICHARD WYANDS (pianist) was born July 2, 1928 in Oakland, California. Wyand began his professional career as a teen in San Francisco later moving to New York in 1958. Aside from leading a few of his own trios, he is best known as a sideman working with Gigi Gryce, Roy Haynes, Ella Fitzgerald and Carmen McCrae. He is best known for his long association with Kenny Burrell.