Multi-instrumentalist, composer/arranger and producer Richard Drexler, an Illinois native, has been based in Florida since 1985 and is now on the road frequently with the Jeff Berlin Trio. He is very active in the studios, appearing on dozens of CDs ranging from salsa to avant-garde to country and western to the thrash metal group Saigon Kick. He has assisted guitarist, composer and producer Richie Zellon on much of the Songosaurus label catalog, devoted to jazz fused with South American rhythms. On these projects Drexler has recorded with Bob Mintzer, Paquito dRivera, Jerry Bergonzi, Gato Barbieri, Claudio Roditi, Alex Acuna and others. A major direction in his music has been combining classical music with jazz and Latin forms, as in his Songosaurus CD Senor Juan Brahms and arrangements of works by Mahler, Chopin and other composers.
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