The Musician

"Avant Garde, very complex. I’ve never heard anybody else do that – play all those instruments on that level.”
Herbie Hancock - Jazz Legend

As a musician RIZ STORY is respected by the biggest names in the industry.  He has appeared on stages with artists ranging from Dionne Warwick to Taylor Hawkins, to Jon Davison (Yes).  As an accomplished Multi-Instrumentalist, Story performs on many instruments at a virtuosic level.  Starting with the piano as a child fascinated with music, he soon began adding instrument after instrument to his arsenal, including Baritone, Trumpet, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Cello, Vocals, etc.  Story is also known for his mastery of a wide variety of musical styles including Classical, Jazz Fusion, Rock, Country, New Age, Electronica, Hip Hop, R&B, Funk, Heavy Metal, Pop, Alternative etc.

 

No album better illustrates Riz Story's musical talents than ANYONE'S 'In Humanity' album, released in October 2021.   

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RIZ STORY improvising at the piano

 

"RIZ STORY with ANYONE has released the album of the year, nothing less!"

Alain Massard - profilprog.com

“Avant Garde, very complex. I’ve never heard anybody else do that – play all those instruments on that level.”

Herbie Hancock - Jazz Legend

“A magnificent solo virtuoso effort from Riz Story…  A mammoth  improvisational effort!  The much needed new sound rock music has been looking for."

Howard King - At The Barrier 

"When you consider that this is the work of one man, what an achievement! "

Steve Gould - MMH RADIO

“Riz Story has pushed the boundaries of his “Maximum Acid” sound.  The contrasts and stylistic jackknife turns keep coming, but while Story might bamboozle as much as he bewitches, he’s certainly never boring.”

PROG Magazine

"In Humanity , reaches the highest level in terms of class and brilliance.  And the level of intensity is such that, at no time, does it come to mind that Riz Story is... alone in this dantesque adventure! Carried out with grandiosity."

Via Nocturna 2000

"Arrestingly atmospheric, and precious... the ensemble’s magnum opus."

Dmitry M. Epstein

"IN HUMANITY represents a magnificent solo effort of virtuosity in terms of performance, production, mixing and mastering on the part of RIZ STORY... transcendent inspiration animates the entire album, combined with great skill and technique.

5 Out of 5 Stars!"

Highlands Magazine - Didier Gonzalez

"Keeps you glued to the speakers to see which direction the music is headed... An iconic piece of music."

JP's Music Blog

"Pure and unadulterated wonderment."

Anne Carlini .com

"Complex and intricate arrangements create a highly appealing album you must listen to!"

Tunel Progresivo 

"I was blown away… I really loved it’s grandness, the cinematic scope, the majesty of the compositions."

Jerry Lucky - The Progressive Rock Files (podcast #33)

"A great display of virtuosity...The man's skills on all kinds of instruments is beyond dispute."

Progwereld -  Jos Driessen

"What is striking about this work is that Riz Story himself sang everything and played all the instruments on these tracks."

Rootstime.be

"A turning point in ANYONE's career that subtly sets a new benchmark in progressive rock."

Michael Haifl - Saiten Kult 

"In Humanity is an excellent album that knows exactly what it is and exactly what it was always meant to be.   If you really want to sit down, concentrate and engage with an album’s vision, then this is a piece of work perfect for those moments."

Steven Reid - Sea of Tranquility 

"Amazing music. This is prog, but it's also modern... and very unique."

Music Street Journal - Gary Hill 

"Riz Story has done an impressive job releasing a great, different progressive rock album. It is one of those that grows on you after each listening."

Ignacio Bernaola - DPRP

"This nearly has no equal.  I'm very impressed, it's an overwhelming experience, very ambitious.  I am definitely delighted with the revealed inspiration and especially the technical finesse.one can consider it his (Riz Story’s) masterpiece."
Uwe Zickel - Prog Archives

“It’s one guy! One guy…  Riz Story!  Major props to him.”

#3 - Top Ten Albums of 2021
NewEars Prog Radio Show - Delicious Agony Progressive Radio

“And this man does it all alone...  it will definitely make waves”

Betreutesproggen.de

"Contemporary, high octane prog rock that has all the right moves in all the right places."

Midwest Record.com

"IN HUMANITY is a Magnum Opus."

Eclipse Magazine 

"Riz Story has released a damn good album.  A very fine example of poppy prog."

Rockportaal