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Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: December 15, 1935 | Died: March 15, 1988

Dannie Richmond was a drummer whose long association with Charles Mingus made him one of the leading percussionists in modern jazz. Richmond was one of jazz's most flexible and responsive drummers, able to supply anything from a gospel stomp to be-bop syncopation to articulate, propulsive free time.

Charles Daniel Richmond was born Dec. 15, 1931, in New York City and grew up in Greensboro, N.C. He began playing tenor saxophone in his teens and returned to New York to study at the Music Center Conservatory. He then began working with rhythm-and-blues groups, including the Clovers, but by 1956 he had quit rhythm-and-blues and begun teaching himself to play drums. At a jam session in the summer of 1956, he sat in with Mingus, and the bassist- composer soon began working with him steadily....
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Featured recording “Plays Charles Mingus”

Plays Charles Mingus

Timeless Records
1980
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    The Last Mingus Band A.D.

    Landmark Records
    1994
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    Plays Charles Mingus

    Landmark Records
    1981
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    Jazz A Confronto 25

    Landmark Records
    1976
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