Randolph studied Jazz/composition with the world reknowned David Baker at Indiana University. A well known TV Guest-star, and a 15 year headliner musical comedian, opening for Ray Charles, Aaron Neville. This sound, referred to as 'Euphonic Jazz' is created from Randy Thompson's original compositions/arrangements which utilize traditional jazz/blues with classical, rock, and world music influences. All of the music is performed by world class musicians on organic instruments. (no midi, no electric) There is no piano. The instrumentation is classical/acoustic guitar, mandolin, vibes/marimbas, acoustic bass, numerous percussion instruments (djembe, cajon, congas, bongos, tablas, timpani, drum kit) violin, trombone, sax/flute, alto flue, bassoon, oboe and numerous ethnic instruments - tanpoura, balalaika, shenai, mijwiz. The compositions are intricate, complex musical pieces with numerous melodies/counter melodies with a variety of time signatures, key changes and interesting voicings and dynamics.
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