Mike Richmond (musician)

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Mike Richmond (b. Feb. 26, 1948, Philadelphia) is an American jazz bassist.

Richmond played guitar as a youth but picked up bass in 7th grade. He attended Temple University (1965-1970) studying with Edward Arian from the Philadelphia Orchestra. After lessons with Jimmy Garrison in the early 1970s he began performing with Chico Hamilton and Arnie Lawrence, also working with Stan Getz, Jack DeJohnette, Horace Silver, Joe Henderson, Lee Konitz, Hubert Laws, Franco Ambrosetti, Dannie Richmond, Gil Evans, Art Farmer, Woody Herman, and George Gruntz. Starting in 1980 Richmond devoted time to learning the sitar, traveling to India and perfrorming live with Ravi Shankar. He led Mingus Dynasty (replacing Mingus himself) from 1980 to 1985, and began teaching at New York University in 1998 (Teacher Of The Year 1991 & 1994), where he is still on faculty. Richmond won a Grammy Award performing on the Warner Bros. recording "Miles & Quincy Live At Montreux" (Miles Davis & Quincy Jones). His book "Modern Walking Bass Technique" (published by Ped Xing Music) is used internationally.

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

"Basic Tendencies" - Nomad CD 50306 (1988) "New Blues" - Nuba CD 7755 (1993) "Blue In Green" - Steeple Chase CD 31296 (1994) "Dance For Andy" - Steeple Chase CD 31267 (1989) "On The Edge" - Steeeple Chase CD 31237 (1988) "For Us" - Steeple Chase CD 31101 (1978) "Dream Waves" - Inner City 1065 (1978) "Prayer For Peace" - Moers Music 02032 (1985) "Light Blues" - Polygram/Amadeo CD 835305-2 (1988) "Colours Of A Dream" - International Phonograph 1003 (1980)

As sideman[edit]

Miles Davis+Quincy Jones: "Live in"Montreux " - Warner Bros CD 45221-2 Miles Davis: "Complete Miles Davis At Montreux" WEA 89895 Stan Getz: "Another World" - CBS CD 466445-2 Stan Getz: "The Best of Stan Getz" - Columbia 36403 Stan Getz & Bob Brookmeyer Sextet: "Academy of Jazz" - Poljazz 681 Stan Getz: "Poetry In Jazz" - Jazz File CD 1003 Stan Getz Sextet: "Jazzbuhne Berlin '78" Repertoire CD 4915-W2 Stan Getz: "The Lyrical Stan Getz" - Columbia Jazz Masterpiece CD CK44047 Stan Getz: "Utopia" -West Wind CD 2076 Stan Getz: "The Essential Stan Getz" - Columbia CD 4715182 Stan Getz: "New Collection" -Columbia CD 48948 Stan Getz: "Ballads And Bossa Nova" - CBS A21511 Stan Getz: "This Is Jazz" - Sony/Columbia CK 64969 Jack DeJohnette: "Untitled" - ECM 1074 Jack DeJohnette: "New Rags" - ECM 1103 Hubert Laws: "Say It With Silence" - Columbia 35022 Hubert Laws: "A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich" - Columbia 35046 Hubert Laws: "My Time Will Come" Music Casters CD 01612-65100-2 Mingus Dynasty: "Live at Montreux"- Atlantic 16031 Ravi Shankar: "Jazzmine" - Polydor 2392-523 Dannie Richmond: "Ode To Mingus" - Soul Note 1005 George Adams & Dannie Richmond: "Hand to Hand" - Soul Note CD 1007 George Adams & Dannie Richmond: "Gentleman's Agreement" - Soul Note CD 1057 Gil Evans: "Synthetic Evans" - Zeta CD 714 Jimmy Knepper: "1st Place" - Blackhawk 51001-1 Lee Konitz: "Round and Round" - Columbia Musicmasters 60167 Marvin Stamm: "Mystery Man" Music Masters CD 01612-65085-2 Roland Hanna: "Gershwin, Carmichael & Cats" - CTI 9008 Buddy DeFranco: "Borinquin" - Sonet 724 Richie Havens: "The American Game" - Arista 5724 Ben Sidran: "Life's A Lesson: Go Jazz CD 53701 Larry Schneider: "Just Cole Porter" - Steeple Chase CD 31291 Larry Schneider: "Blind Date" - Steeple Chase CD 31317 Larry Schneider: "It Might As Well Be Spring" - Steeple Chase 31549 Chico Hamilton: "Live at Montreux" - Stax 5520 Jim McNeely: "Winds of Change" - Steeple Chase CD 31256 Jim McNeely: "Rains Dance" - Steeple Chase 4001 Jim McNeely: "The Plot Thickens" - Muse CD 5378 Jimmy McNeely: East Side/West Side: Owl 024 Jerry Bergonzi: "I Ching Reading" -Ram Records-RMCD4532 Walter Norris: "From Another Star" - Sunburst Recordings CD 2001-2 Keith Copeland+Kenny Barron: "On Target" Jazz Mania CD 6010 Tom Harrell: "Aurora" - Adamo 9502 Tom Harrell: "Minds Ear" - RCA Arnie Lawrence & Ram Ramirez: "Renewal" - Palo Alto 8033 Arnie Lawrence: "Treasure Island" - Dr. Jazz FW 38445 Franco Ambrosetti: "Close Encounter" - Enja 3017 Franco Ambrosetti with Phil Woods: "Heartbop" - Enja 3087 George Gruntz: "El Camino" - TCB CD 27802-3 George Gruntz: "Merryteria" - TCB CD 99502 George Gruntz: "Live At Jazzfest Berlin" - TCB CD 99452 George Gruntz: "Mock-Lo-Motion" - TCB CD 95552 George Gruntz: "Blues'N Dues" - Enja CD 06722 George Gruntz: "Serious Fun" - Enja CD 6038-2 George Gruntz: "First Prize" - Enja CD 6004-2 George Gruntz with Joe Henderson, Lee Konitz, Kenny Wheeler: "Happening Now"-Hat Art CD 6008 George Gruntz with Elvin Jones: "GGCJB" - MPS 0979 George Gruntz + Alan Ginsberg: "Cosmopolitan Greetings" Migros CD 9203 George Gruntz: Beyond Another Wall - Live In China" TCB 94102 George Gruntz: "The First Ten Years" - MPS 0068-290 George Gruntz: "Live 82" - Amiga Jazz 855998 George Gruntz: "Sins'N Wins'N Funs" -TCBCD 96602 George Gruntz: "Expo Triangle" - MGB CD 6170 George Gruntz: "Global Excellence" - TCBCD 21172 Tom Varner: "The Mystery of Compassion" Soul Note CD 121217 Tom Varner: "Covert Action" - New Note CD 1009 Tom Varner: Jazz French Horn" Soul Note CD 121176-2 Jackie Paris: "Love Songs" - Emarcy CS PHCE- 5020 Jackie Paris: "Lucky To Be Me" - Emarcy CD EJD-2 Jackie Paris: "Nobody Else But Me" - Audiophile CD 245 Jackie Paris: "Jackie Paris" Audiophile ACD 158 Jackie Paris: "The Intimate Jackie Paris" - Hudson CD 1001 Eric Kloss: "Now" - Muse 5196 Eric Kloss: "Celebration" - Muse 5196 Ted Curson: "I Hear Mingus" - Interplay 7729 Ted Curson: "'Round Midnight" - Trend CD 559 David Lahm: "Be Somebody" - Generation 102 David Lahm: "The Highest Standards" - Plug 7 Andy Laverne: "Three's Not A Crowd" - SteeplChase CD 31751 Andy Laverne: "Another World Another Time" - Steeple Chase CD 31457 Andy Laverne: "Another World" - Steeple Chase CD 31986 Andy Laverne: "The Spirit of '76" Four Star CD 40059 Andy Laverne: "Mythology" - International Phonograph, Inc. 1002 Harris Simon & Michael Brecker: "New York Connection" - Overseas KUX-143-V Harris Simon & Michael Brecker: "Swish" - Overseas KUX-150-V Elliot Zigmond: "Dark Street" - Freelance CD 022 Toshiko & Lew Tabackin: "Salted Gingko Nuts" - RCA 6031 Daniel Humair: "Surrounded" - Flat and Sharp CD PAM 970 Bob Berg: "New Birth" - Xanadu 159 Herb Geller: "A Jazz Song Book" - Enja CD 60062 Bostonian Friends with Randy Brecker: "Peace For Africa" EMPCD 151472 Bostonian Friends with Randy Brecker: "Starlight" - Columbia CD 68978 Ingrid Sertso with Don Cherry & Karl Berger: "Dance With It" Enja CD 8024-2 Jeanfrançois Prins & Lee Konitz: " All Around Town" TCBCD 99402 Bill Watrous: "Tiger of San Pedro" - Columbia 33701 Jimmy Madison: "Bumps On A Smooth Surface" - Adelphi 5007 Vic Juris: "Bleecker St." - Muse 5265 Nana Vasconcelos: "Asian Journal" - Music Of The World J-101 Vinni Cutro: "Blues For The Optomist" - Royal Music Ensemble CD 82593 Bruce Foreman: "20/20 - Muse 5273 Mario Stanchev: - "un certain parfum" - Instant Present MS 1003 Dan Wall: "Song For The Night" - Landslide 1002 Grace Testani: "Something's Coming" - Grace Note 0895 Bill Warfield: "New York City Jazz" - Interplay CD 8607-2 Bill Warfield: "The City Never Sleeps" - Sea Breeze CD 2048 Bill Warfield: "Hard Bop" - LAM CD 235 Lisa Sokalov: "Angel Rodeo" -Laughing Horse CD 1007 Lisa Sokolov: "Lazy Afternoon" -Laughing Horse CD 1008 Steve Giordano: "Daybreak" - Muse 5273 Bennie Wallace: "Sweeping Through the City" - Enja 4078 John Stowell: "Golden Delicious" - Inner City 1030 Richard Sussman: "Free Fall" - Double-Time Records CD 181 Richard Sussman: "Live At Sweet Rhythm" - Origin 82563 Richard Sussman: "Continuum" - Origin 82618 Bobby Paunetto: "Commit to Memory" - Pathfinder 1176 Bobby Paunetto: "Composer In Public" - RSVP Jazz Records CD 1777 Bobby Paunetto: "Reconstituted" - RSVP Jazz Records CD 1778 Emanuel Rahim: "Total Submission" - Muse 5122 Van Manakas: "Love Songs" - Rounder 3063 Kaplan August Paterno: "Liest Aus Der Bibel" - Amadeo 843 494-1 Simon Shaheen: "The Music of Mahamed Abdel-Wahab" - Island CD 539865-2 Simon Shaheen: "Global Beat Of The Boroughs" Smithsonian/Folkways 40493 Chris Hunter: "Scarboro Fair" - MCA/King CD DICJ-5 Chris Hunter: "I Want You" - Sweet Basil/Alfa CD Chris Hunter: "Goose The Pooche" - VACM CD-1160 Barry Finnerty: "Straight Ahead" - Arabesque CD AJ 0116 Tom Boras: "Three Houses" - MMC CD 2011-J Theo Beckmann & Kirk Nuroch: "Looking Glass River" -Traumton CD 2412 Barry Wallenstein: "In Case You Missed It" - SkuBlue 106 Iiro Rantala: "The Tango Kings" - Big World CD 2016 Jim Bowie: "Planet Soup" - Ellipsis Arts CD 3450 Tom Cohen: "Tom Cohen Trio" - Cadence Jazz Records CD 1067 Tom Cohen: "The Guitar Trio Project" - DMJ 1092 John Clark: "I Will" - Postcards CD1016 Lutz Hafner: "Lutz Hafner" - Mons Records CD 874-804 Badal Roy: "One In The Pocket" - Nomad CD 50315 World Music: "Nomad Christmas" - Nomad CD 50314 Randy Sandke: "Awakening" - Concord CD 420-49 Salvatore Tranchini: "Radio Suite" - Red Records CD 123280-2 Claudio Angeleri: "Europizzi" - CDPM Lion 110-2 Matt Hilgenberg: "Rasa" - Double -Time Records DTRCD-161 Mark Weinstein: "Shifra Tanzt" - LCKCD 72 Jazzmania All-Stars: "Jazz Dancer & The Bass Player" Jazzmania 6016 Larry Gelb: "The Language Of Blue" - Cadence 1012 John Gunther/Bruce Arnold: "Spooky Actions" - MSK120

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