• West Coast Music

    As the name indicates West Coast Music has its origin on the American West Coast. The music emphasizes melody, harmonies and arrangements, and the vocal and instrumental performances are always with great skill and of high quality. The music is often performed by pop/rock artists from the American West Coast, but is in no way limited to any geografical area.

rickrhodes

The west coast music composer…

Rick Rhodes has been working as musiccomposer, producer and director and has over the years who won many Emmy Awards to his works such as Michael J. Fox’s TV Comedy “Family Ties” (NBC Network) and “Guiding Light” (CBS Network). His compositions has been used on many TV Program; “Friends” (NBC), “Melrose Place” (Fox) and “General Hospital”. The song “Live It Up” featured on the movie “True Lies” (1994) is his composition.

Beside the filmwork he has released a couple of albums featuring an allstar lineup of west coast musicians.

His songs are recorded by Patti Austin, Diane Schuur, Tom Scott, Bill Champlin, Joey Scarbury and many more. In addition, you must remember that he is one of talented recording artist in the Adult Contemporary Music scene.

Rick Rhodes released 2 original albums featuring many good musicians as below. However, we will not have another wonderful album in spite that he planned to release it around Summer of 2004 after he had a malignant brain tumor removed on September 5th, 2003.

It is with great sadness that we must share the news that Rick passed away on November 2, 2005. Rick had high hopes of his recovery and vowed to get his life back. We should know that Rick fought very bravely. Rick will live forever in the wonderful music he made.

Discography

Deep In The Night

Award Records 1998

Tracks: I On U, Eurotica, Deep In The Night, Hotstage Of Love, Touch Of Heaven, King Of Hearts, Unconditional Love, Hold Me, People Like Us & Indian Summer.

Musicians on the Indian Summer album: Rick Rhodes, Chieli Minucci , Steve Skinner, Don Grusin, Bill Champlin, Tamara Champlin, Brian Bromberg, Bob Sheppard, Michael Brecker, Boney James, Jay Beckenstein, Tom Scott, Richard Elliot, Tony Guerrero, Ron King, Bill Armstrong, Nick Lane, Steve Reid, Tiffany & Lynn Scott.

Indian Summer

Beverly Records 1995

Tracks: Unconditional Love, Deep In The Night, Hold Me, I On U, Eurotica, Hotstage Of Love, Indian Summer, Here Comes Another Fool, King Of Hearts, Touch Of Heaven.

Musicians on the Indian Summer album: Rick Rhodes, Chieli Minucci , Steve Skinner, Don Grusin, Bill Champlin, Tamara Champlin, Brian Bromberg, Bob Sheppard, Michael Brecker, Boney James, Jay Beckenstein, Tom Scott, Richard Elliot, Tony Guerrero, Ron King, Bill Armstrong, Nick Lane, Steve Reid, Tiffany & Lynn Scott.

Indian Summer

Polystar Records 1995

Tracks: Unconditional Love, Deep In The Night, Hold Me, I On U, Eurotica, Hotstage Of Love, Indian Summer, Here Comes Another Fool, King Of Hearts, Touch Of Heaven.

Musicians on the Indian Summer album: Rick Rhodes, Chieli Minucci , Steve Skinner, Don Grusin, Bill Champlin, Tamara Champlin, Brian Bromberg, Bob Sheppard, Michael Brecker, Boney James, Jay Beckenstein, Tom Scott, Richard Elliot, Tony Guerrero, Ron King, Bill Armstrong, Nick Lane, Steve Reid, Tiffany & Lynn Scott.

Now You See It

Beverly Records 1994

Tracks: Now You See It, Rumors, Let´s Be Lovers Again, Promise In The Dark, Lies, Guardian Angel, People Like Us, Tropical Postcard, Don´t Throw It All Away & The First Move.

Musicians on the Now You See It album: Rick Rhodes, Briam Bromberg, Phil Perry, Chieli Minucci, Steve Skinner, Don Grusin, Steve Reid, Lynn Scott, Richard Elliot & Dave Koz.

Now You See It

Polystar Records 1994

Tracks: Now You See It, Rumors, Let´s Be Lovers Again, Promise In The Dark, Lies, Guardian Angel, People Like Us, Tropical Postcard, Don´t Throw It All Away & The First Move.

Musicians on the Now You See It album: Rick Rhodes, Briam Bromberg, Phil Perry, Chieli Minucci, Steve Skinner, Don Grusin, Steve Reid, Lynn Scott, Richard Elliot & Dave Koz.

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