Mickey Tucker

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Mickey Tucker
Born(1941-04-28)April 28, 1941
Durham, North Carolina, U.S.
InstrumentsPiano, organ
Years active1960s–present
LabelsXanadu, Muse, Steeplechase, Denon

Mickey Tucker (born April 28, 1941, Durham, North Carolina) is an American jazz pianist and organist.

When he was six, he started on piano, eventually playing in church. He performed in the 1960s with Little Anthony and the Imperials and Damita Jo, and also accompanied comedian Timmy Rogers. He entered the jazz world in 1969, working for the next several years with Eric Kloss, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, James Moody, the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Eddie Jefferson, and George Benson. He was music director for Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. During the 1980s, he appeared on albums by Phil Woods, Art Farmer, Richie Cole, and Benny Golson.[1]


As leader[edit]

As sideman[edit]

With Junior Cook

With Frank Foster

  • 1968 Manhattan Fever
  • 1978 Twelve Shades of Black
  • 1979 Non-Electric Company
  • 1998 Swing
  • 2007 Well Water

With Bill Hardman

With Louis Hayes

With Willis Jackson

With Eddie Jefferson

With Rahsaan Roland Kirk

  • 1971 Blacknuss
  • 1978 The Vibration Continues
  • 1999 Left Hook Right Cross

With Eric Kloss

With Johnny Lytle

With the Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet

With Philly Joe Jones

With Archie Shepp

  • 1978 Live in Tokyo
  • 1989 Tray of Silver

With George Benson

  • 1985 Love Walked In
  • 1985 The Electrifying George Benson
  • 1987 4 for an Afternoon
  • 1993 Witchcraft
  • 1995 Par Excellence
  • 1998 San Francisco: 1972
  • 1999 Live: Early Years
  • 1999 The Masquerade Is Over
  • 2002 After Hours
  • 2002 Blue Bossa

With others


  1. ^ Kelsey, Chris. "Mickey Tucker". AllMusic. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Mickey Tucker | Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Mickey Tucker | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 20 February 2017.