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Dannie Richmond

Dannie Richmond
Born: Dec 15, 1935 in New York, NY
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Died: Mar 15, 1988 in New York, NY
Genre: Jazz
Biography: Closely associated with Charles Mingus, Dannie Richmond was on most of his sessions from 1955-1978, showing impressive versatility. Richmond and Mingus made for a very potent team, shifting rhythms, tempos, and grooves together, hinting at New Orleans jazz now and then while sometimes playing very freely. ...Read full biography
Plays Charles Mingus
Released: 1980
Label: Timeless
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Subtitled "The Last Mingus Band," drummer Dannie Richmond had a rare opportunity to lead a group for this album. He heads what was the final Charles Mingus combo, a quintet with tenor-saxophonist Ricky ...Read full review
Ode to Mingus
Released: 1979
Label: Soul Note (Italy)
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Recorded 11 months after Charles Mingus' death, this set from the bassist's longtime drummer Dannie Richmond is his first of two tributes to Mingus; it would be followed by a Timeless set nine months later. ...Read full review
More Dannie Richmond albums: Main Albums (9)