Derk Richardson

Derk’s Contributions

April 2000    Hearsay

Odean Pope

I’m very critical about sound,” says Odean Pope, whose big warm tone has distinguished his tenor saxophone playing for more than 30 years. “Sound quality to me is like the voice of Teddy Roosevelt or Malcolm X or Paul Robeson. If the quality is there, whatever...

April 2000    Label Watch

Label Watch: Asian Improv Records

When pianist Jon Jang and saxophonist Francis Wong founded their own record label in 1987, San Francisco-based Asian Improv Records, they were taking the plunge into the entrepreneurial world with the same basic motivation as most independent musicians—to...

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