born on 11/5/1931 in New York City, NY, United States
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Dick Garcia (born May 31, 1931) is an American jazz guitarist.
Garcia was born in New York City and was an autodidact on guitar, which he began playing when he was nine years old. He played with Tony Scott in 1950, and following this with Charlie Parker, George Shearing, and Joe Roland. He was with Scott again in 1955, and then recorded with Milt Buckner, Johnny Glasel, Joe Puma, Lenny Hambro, and Bobby Scott.
He released an album as a leader on Dawn Records in 1956 entitled Message from Garcia, featuring Bill Evans, Tony Scott, Gene Quill, and Frank Isola. In the 1960s he toured again with Shearing and Kai Winding.
- Message from Garcia (Dawn, 1956)
- 1954 Rockin' with Milt, Milt Buckner
- 1956 Both Sides of Tony Scott, Tony Scott
- 1956 Message from Hambro, Lenny Hambro
- 1957 New Jazz Conceptions, Bill Evans
- 1960 San Francisco Scene, George Shearing
- 1961 The Swingin's Mutual!, George Shearing/Nancy Wilson
- 1963 Solo, Kai Winding (Verve)
- 1995 Montreal (1953), Charlie Parker
- 2000 Joe Roland, Joe Roland