Sanctuary (2014)

Sanctuary, eclectic percussionist Richie Barshay's second album as a leader, is a collection of drum-centric originals featuring special guest Chick Corea. Drawing influences from Brasil, Mali, India, and explorations with found-recycled percussion, the songs capture the role of drumming as a personal and communal sanctuary. Recorded inside a historic synagogue in Flatbush, Brooklyn.

JO LAWRY voice 
PETR CANCURA reeds, mandolin 
JORGE ROEDER bass 
TODD NEUFELD guitar (1,3,4,6,7,8) 
RYAN FERREIRA guitar (2,5) 
RICHIE BARSHAY percussion 
special guest 
CHICK COREA piano, keyboard (2,5,9) 
 
 

Homework (2004)

On their debut recording Homework, The Richie Barshay Project explores the common ground between Jazz and a variety of world rhythms. Inspired by studies of Indian tabla drumming, with a foundation in Jazz and Latin-American music, the full-length CD explores these influences in an improvisational setting. With special guests including the legendary Herbie Hancock, the listener is taken on a journey through a range of exotic musical textures, experiencing a fresh rhythmic approach to World Jazz fusion. 

“Homework introduces a major rhythm voice on the rise.” 
Ken Micallef, Downbeat

“On Homework, his striking debut as a leader, Herbie Hancock’s current drummer, Richie Barshay, effectively incorporated tabla into his drum kit while adding a wide spectrum of Indian and Afro-Cuban instruments to the fabric of his brilliantly original compositions" 
Bill Milkowski, Traps: The Art of Drumming

DANIEL BLAKE saxophone
JORGE ROEDER bass
RICHIE BARSHAY percussion
special guest 
HERBIE HANCOCK piano & keyboard (1,2,7)

soundLab / Plastic Beach

Plastic Beach is more than a percussion and dance performance group, or a film; it is a journey to reinvent the materials and objects often discarded in everyday life. Through the comedy and beauty embodied by musical movement, we create a platform which highlights humanity's use and abuse of the environment. Filmed on location in areas later hit by Hurricane Sandy, the film presents new ways of both seeing and hearing our world.

"It is magical; part Mummenschanz, part Blue Man Group, part Bread and Puppet theatre....Terrific environmental message even without the Sandy echoes. With them, truly chilling."  (Renée Loth, longtime fan and columnist for The Boston Globe)

"GREAT video!  Creative, fun and very well done."  (Fred Hersch, 5-time Grammy nominated pianist and composer)

Dedicated to places and perspectives changed by Hurricane Sandy.

Complete Discography

Midwood: Out of the Narrows
2018 Chant Records

Ali Dineen: Where The Light Comes In
2017

Volker Goetze Quintet: Bridges
2017 Membran/Must Have Jazz

Curtis Brothers Quartet: Syzygy
2016 Truth Revolution Records

Sandaraa: Sandaraa
2016

Bill O'Connell & the Latin Jazz All-Stars: Heart Beat
2016 Savant Records

The Klezmatics: Apikorsim | Heretics
2016 World Village (Harmonia Mundi)

Matt Savage: Go On
2015 Savage Records

Way North: Kings County
2015

Richie Barshay: Sanctuary
2014


Angela Davis: Lady Luck
2014 Nicholas Records

Allegra Levy: Lonely City
2014 SteepleChase

Bill O'Connell & The Latin Jazz Allstars: Imagine
2014 Savant Records

Robert Burke with Kenny Werner: Do True
2014 JazzHead

Joey Weisenberg & The Hadar Ensemble:
Nigunim Vol. IV: Brooklyn Spirituals

2014

Başak Yavus: Things (featuring David Liebman and Peter Eldridge)
2014

Oscar Peñas: Music of Departures and Returns
2014 Musikoz

Jean Rohe & The End of the World Show
2013 Laundry Line Records

Matuto: The Devil and the Diamond
2013 Motema Music

Matt Savage: A Bigger Celebration
2013 Savage Records

Natalie Fernandez with Zaccai Curtis: Nuestro Tango
2013 Truth Revolution Records

Petr Cancura: Down Home
2013 RootsToBoot

Maria Christina: The Timeless In You

2013 Cracked Egg Records

Will Martina: Modular Living By Design

2013

Kevin Harris Project: Museum, vol 1.
2012

Michael Winograd: Storm Game
2012, Golden Horn

Beka Gochiashvili: Beka Gochiashvili
2012, Exitus

Sunny Kim: Painter's Eye
2012, Sunnyside Records

Hey Rim Jeon: Introducing
2012, N-Coded Music

Okie Weiss: Custom Love
2012

Benjy Fox-Rosen: Tick Tock
2011

Will Martina: The Dam Levels
2011

Christoph Siegrist:
Welcome To The Blue World - feat. Mark Turner

2011, Fresh Sound New Talent

Dan Blake: The Aquarian Suite
2011, BJU Records

Oscar Peñas: From Now On
2011, BJU Records

The Klezmatics: Live At Town Hall
2011, Klezmatics Disc

Bert Seager: Lettuce Play
2011, Invisible Music

Roger Davidson: On the Road of Life
2011, Soundbrush Records

Ilusha Tsinadze: Mother Tongue
2011

The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground (DVD)
2010, Roots First Productions

Erica von Kleist: No Exceptions
2010

Sandro Albert Quartet: Vertical
2010, Daywood Drive

Natalie Merchant (w/The Klezmatics): Leave Your Sleep
2010, Nonesuch Records

Sam Sadigursky: Words Project III "miniatures"
2010, New Amsterdam Records

Tyler Blanton (featuring Joel Frahm): Botanic
2010, Ottimo Music

Emilio Solla & The Tango Jazz Conspiracy: Bien Sur!
2009, Fresh Sound World Jazz

Curtis Brothers Quartet: Blood-Spirit-Land-Water-Freedom
2009, Truth Revolution Records

Clay Ross: Matuto
2009, Yalc Music

Fred Hersch Pocket Orchestra: Live at Jazz Standard
2009, Sunnyside

Chick Corea: 5 Trios
2008, Universal Music. Stretch Records.

Gabriel Kahane: Gabriel Kahane
2008, Family Records

Sam Sadigursky: Words Project II
2008, New Amsterdam Records

Petr Cancura: People Music
2008, RootsToBoot Music

Nation Beat: Legends of the Preacher
2008, Modiba

Jean Rohe: Lead Me Home
2008, Jean Rohe

Bert Seager, Rebecca Shrimpton:
Requited - songs by Bert Seager and Anita Diamant

2008, Invisible Music.

Nando Michelin: Reencontro
2007, Nando Michelin

Insight: A Genesis
2007, Curtis Brothers Music.

Michael Winograd: Bessarabian Hop
2007, Michael Winograd.

Dan Tepfer Trio: Oxygen
2007, DIZ Productions.

Anders Bast: Late Urgency
2007, LongLife Records.

Zach Lucas: It's Not About You
2007, Zach Lucas.

Bert Seager, Jorge Roeder, Richie Barshay: Beat Greens
2007, Invisible Music.

Richie Barshay: Homework
2007, Ayva Records


Nando Michelin Trio: Duende
2006, Fresh Sound New Talent Records.

Weather Outpost 12: Electric Gull
2006, Alida Rohr.

The Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra
featuring Bob Brookmeyer and George Garzone: Clairvoyance

2006, Aynakleina Nite Music.

Sofia Koutsovitis: Ojala
2005, Sofia Koutsovitis.

Joel Press Quartet: How's The Horn Treating You?
2005, Cadence Jazz Records, CJR 1182.

Crooked Still: hop high
2004, Footprint Records, FR-2004.

Dan Tepfer Trio: Before the Storm
2004, DIZ Productions.

Khevre: Oyfn Sheydveg (at the crossroads)
2004, Khevre.

National Yiddish Book Center / Khevre:
The Best Jewish Children’s Stories – “When the Beginning Began”

2004, National Yiddish Book Center.

Boston Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra: Celebration of the Spirit
2003, Cadence Records / CIMP 298.

Eric Bloom: Standardized
2003, Eric Bloom.

Julie Geller Song Project: This Road
2002, Riparius Records.

Insight (featuring the Curtis Brothers)
2001