Mike Richmond

The Pendulum (SCCD 31826)

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The Pendulum

Mike Richmond

Steeplechase

716043182626

SLC 149869

SCCD 31826

JAZZ

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The Pendulum

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CD 12,39 €

This is an album which has taken us by surprise, although Mike Richmond, a 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, is no stranger, here he leads 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 and the outcome is a beautiful set. One of those albums you can play and play and never get tired of it. Thoroughly recommended!

PERSONNEL:

MIKE RICHMOND, cello
PETER ZAK, piano
JAY ANDERSON, bass
BILLY DRUMMOND, drums

New York, February 2016.

TRACKS:

01. The Pendulum At Falcon's Lair
02. Cello Again
03. Two Litle Pearls
04. Laverne Walk
05. Why Not? That's What!
06. Tricotism
07. Tamalpais Love Song To The Winds
08. My Little Cello
09. Oscalypso