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Dick Griffin

Dick Griffin (b. James Richard Griffin in Jackson, Mississippi, 1939) is an American trombonist known for his work in free jazz, especially with Rahsaan Roland Kirk, the Sun Ra Arkestra, and Charles Mingus. As a child he studied piano, soon switching to trombone, which he was later to achieve a Master's degree in.

After earning his bachelor's degree in 1963, Griffin began teaching high school while working on his Masters. Griffin is most known for his technique of circular phonics, combining multiphonics with circular breathing. Later in life, Griffin became an accomplished painter, with showings in New York and Europe.

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Trombone

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Albums

Time Will Tell
Time Will Tell
Ruby Records
2011
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A Dream for Rashaan
A Dream for Rashaan
Self Produced
2003
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[no cover]
The Eighth Wonder &...
Reference Recordings
1994
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[no cover]
A Dream For Rahsaan
Reference Recordings
1985
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[no cover]
Now Is The Time
Reference Recordings
1979
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[no cover]
The Eighth Wonder
Reference Recordings
1974
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