Mike Richmond “The Pendulum” (SCCD 31826)

SCCD 31826 Mike Richmond “The Pendulum”

Mike Richmond, Grammy Award-winning bassist with vast experience with leaders such as Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Horace Silver, Jack DeJohnette, Gil Evans, Chet Baker to mention a few, leads here his own group with cello as his instrument for the first time. Cello as a jazz instrument is still a rarity but its history goes back to the 50s when Oscar Pettiford broke new ground. Richmond put together this all-Pettiford-composition album to honor the pioneer.

“…Dance for Andy is one of those rare CDs that sustain interest through a 70-minute-plus duration.” (Richard Cook & Brian Morton – The Penguin Guide on SCCD 31267)

“Richmond is as nimble fingered and resourceful a bassist we have heard in some time.” (New York Daily News)

The Pendulum At Falcon’s Lair (MP3 SAMPLE DOWNLOAD)

 

MIKE RICHMOND cello
PETER ZAK piano
JAY ANDERSON bass
BILLY DRUMMOND drums
Recorded February 2016

1 THE PENDULUM AT FALCON’S LAIR 6:43
2 CELLO AGAIN 6:21
3 TWO LITTLE PEARLS 8:59
4 LAVERNE WALK 6:18
5 WHY NOT? THAT’S WHAT? 7:29
6 TRICOTISM 7:01
7 TAMALPAIS LOVE SONG TO THE WINDS 7:33
8 MY LITTLE CELLO 6:39
9 OSCALYPSO 8:53
Total Playing Time 65:59

Composed by Oscar Pettiford

UPC: 7 16043 18262 6

 

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