Richard Tee was a pianist, studio musician, singer and arranger who lived in Cold Spring, N.Y.
Tee worked as a studio musician on keyboards with Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Lena Horne, Carly Simon, Quincy Jones, Barbara Streisand and other well-known performers. Together with Steve Gadd he played in the Gaddgang band.
Richard worked and toured with Paul since the mid 70´s and was his main piano player all the time. Like Gadd he played on both ´Concerts in the park´ (1981, 1991) and acted in Pauls movie ´One trick pony´. His most famous song with Paul was ´Ace in the hole´ which he sung together with Paul. Richard had a unique style of playing, his live performances and reinventions of ´Bridge over troubled water´ are a trademark till today.
Richard Tee died onn July 21, 1993 at age 49 from prostate cancer and was buried in the Woodstock Artist Cemetery.
He appeared on the following albums:
Still crazy after all these years
One trick pony
Hearts and Bones