Dannie Richmond

born on 15/12/1935 in New York City, NY, United States

died on 15/3/1988 in New York City, NY, United States

Dannie Richmond

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Charles Daniel Richmond (December 15, 1931 – March 15, 1988) was an American jazz drummer who is best known for his work with Charles Mingus. He also worked with Joe Cocker, Elton John and Mark-Almond.[1]

Richmond was born in New York City and started playing tenor saxophone at the age of thirteen; he went on to play R&B with the Paul Williams band[2] in 1955.

His career took off when he took up the drums, in his early twenties, through the formation of what was to be a 21-year association with Charles Mingus.[3] Mingus biographer Brian Priestley writes that "Dannie became Mingus's equivalent to Harry Carney in the Ellington band, an indispensable ingredient of 'the Mingus sound' and a close friend as well".[4]

That association continued after Mingus' death when Richmond became the first musical director of the group Mingus Dynasty in 1980.

Discography

As leader

  • 1965: "In" Jazz for the Culture Set (Impulse!)
  • 1979: Ode to Mingus (Soul Note)
  • 1980: Hand to Hand with George Adams (Soul Note)
  • 1980: Dannie Richmond Plays Charles Mingus (Timeless)
  • 1980: The Last Mingus Band A.D. (Landmark) aka Dannie Richmond Quintet (Gatemouth )
  • 1981: Three or Four Shade (Tutu)
  • 1983: Gentleman's Agreement with George Adams (Soul Note)
  • 1983: Dionysius

As sideman

With Charles Mingus

  • The Clown (1957)
  • Mingus Three (1957)
  • Tijuana Moods (1957)
  • East Coasting (1957)
  • Jazz Portraits: Mingus in Wonderland (1959)
  • Mingus Ah Um (1959)
  • Mingus Dynasty (1959)
  • Blues & Roots (1960)
  • Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus (1960)
  • Mingus at Antibes (1960)
  • Reincarnation of a Lovebird (1960)
  • Oh Yeah (1961)
  • The Complete Town Hall Concert (Blue Note, 1962 [1994])
  • The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady (1963)
  • Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus (1963)
  • Town Hall Concert (1964)
  • The Cornell Concert (1964)
  • Right Now: Live at the Jazz Workshop (Fantasy, 1964)
  • Mingus at Monterey (1964)
  • Mingus in Paris (1964)
  • Mingus in Europe Volume I (Enja, 1964 [1980])
  • Mingus in Europe Volume II (Enja, 1964 [1980])
  • Music Written for Monterey 1965 (Jazz Workshop, 1965)
  • Charles Mingus in Paris: The Complete America Session (Sunnyside, 1970 [2006])
  • Charles Mingus Sextet In Berlin (Beppo, 1970)
  • Let My Children Hear Music (1971)
  • Mingus Moves (1973)
  • Changes One (1973)
  • Changes Two (1973)
  • Mingus at Carnegie Hall (1974)
  • Cumbia & Jazz Fusion (1976)
  • Me, Myself an Eye (1978)
  • Something Like a Bird (1978)

With George Adams and Don Pullen

  • Jazz a Confronto 21 (Horo, 1975)
  • All That Funk (Palcoscenico, 1979)
  • More Funk (Palcoscenico, 1979)
  • Don't Lose Control (Soul Note, 1979)
  • Earth Beams (Timeless, 1981)
  • Life Line (Timeless, 1981)
  • City Gates (Timeless, 1983)
  • Live at the Village Vanguard (Soul Note, 1983)
  • Live at the Village Vanguard Vol. 2 (Soul Note, 1983)
  • Decisions (Timeless, 1984)
  • Live at Montmartre (Timeless, 1985)
  • Breakthrough (Blue Note, 1986)
  • Song Everlasting (Blue Note, 1987)

With Pepper Adams

  • Pepper Adams Plays the Compositions of Charlie Mingus (Workshop Jazz, 1964)

With others

With Ray Anderson

  • Old Bottles - New Wine (Enja, 1985)

With Chet Baker

  • (Chet Baker Sings) It Could Happen to You (1958)

With Ted Curson

  • Plenty of Horn (Old Town, 1961)

With Booker Ervin

  • The Book Cooks (1960)

With Ricky Ford

  • Loxodonta Africana (New World, 1977)
  • Manhattan Plaza (Muse, 1978)

With John Jenkins

With Duke Jordan

  • Tivoli One (SteepleChase, 1978, [1984])
  • Tivoli Two (SteepleChase, 1978, [1984])
  • Wait and See (SteepleChase, 1978 [1994])

With Jimmy Knepper

  • A Swinging Introduction to Jimmy Knepper (Bethlehem 1957)
  • Cunningbird (SteepleChase, 1976)

With Herbie Nichols

  • Love, Gloom, Cash, Love (1957)

With Mal Waldron

  • What It Is (Enja, 1981)

With Bert Jansch

  • Moonshine (1973)

With Mark-Almond

  • Mark-Almond II (1972)
  • Rising (1972)
  • 73 (1973)

With Sahib Shihab

  • The Jazz We Heard Last Summer (Savoy, 1957)

With Zoot Sims

  • Down Home (Bethlehem, 1960)

With Bennie Wallace

  • Mystic Bridge (Enja, 1982)

References

  1. ^ Although Richmond himself gave his birth year as 1935, The New York Times obituary of Richmond states that he was born in 1931 https://www.nytimes.com/1988/03/18/obituaries/dannie-richmond-56-drummer-with-mingus.html. The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd Edition, vol.3, p.411, states that Richmond's social security records confirm this.
  2. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Dannie Richmond: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-07-25. 
  3. ^ Litweiler, John (1984). The Freedom Principle: Jazz After 1958. Da Capo. p. 26. ISBN 0-306-80377-1. 
  4. ^ Priestley, Brian. Mingus – A Critical Biography. London: Paladin, 1982, p.86.

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