Friday, 15 December 2017

86th birthday of Dannie Richmond

(Born 15 December 1931, New York, United States)
MULTIFACETED drummer who, in 1957, joins the jazz workshop of brilliant bassist, cellist and composer Charles Mingus (ensemble often varying from a quintet, sextet, octet and dectet) and both embark on one of the most enduring and resourceful artistic collaborations of recent times, recording over 30 albums in 22 years involving several influential instrumentalists in the repertoire, including, especially, multiinstrumentalist Eric Dolphy
(Charles Mingus Sextet, “So long Eric” [Mingus, bass; Johnny Coles, trumpet; Eric Dolphy, alto saxophone; Clifford Jordan, tenor saxophone; Jaki Byard, piano; Dannie Richmond, drums; recorded: live, University Aula, Oslo, 12 April 1964])
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