Saturday, July 29, 2017

A Message from Richie Dick Garcia

Electric guitarist Dick Garcia taught himself the instrument at the age of nine before ever taking any lessons. He played with Tony Scott's quartet in 1950, then worked until the mid-'50s with Charlie Parker, George Shearing and Joe Roland. Garcia again played and recorded with Scott in 1955, also recording with Milt Buckner, Lenny Hambro and his own bands, while also recording with Johnny Glasel and Bobby Scott. Garcia continued into the '60s touring and recording with Shearing and Kai Winding.

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Message from
Richie "Dick" Garcia


1 Have You Met Miss Jones ? (Rodgers, Hart)  2:51
2 If I'm Lucky (Darwin, Girard)  3:58
3 Kimona My House (Garcia)  3:41
4 I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire (Durbam, Sciler, Marcus, Benjamin)  3:28
5 The Deacon (Garcia)  2:47
6 Stompin' at the Savoy (Sampson, Goodman, Webb, Razaf)  2:13
7 Like Someone in Love (Burke, VanHeusen)  5:21
8 Potatoes (Garcia)  3:18
9 It Could Happen to You (Burke, VanHeusen)  5:21
10 Ev'ry Night About This Time (Koehler, Monaco)  2:51


[# 1, 4 & 8]
Dick Garcia - g
Tony Scott - cl
John Drew - b
Camille Morin - dr
[# 2, 5, 6 & 9]
Dick Garcia - g
Gene Quill - as
Terry Pollard - p
Bill Anthony - b
Frank Isola - dr
[# 3, 7 & 10]
Dick Garcia - g
Bill Evans - p
Jerry Bruno - b
Camille Morin - dr

Recorded in New York City, 1956
Dick Garcia (1931) started playing the guitar at age 9 and by age 19 recorded with Tony Scott. Between the years 1950 and 1955 he recorded with Lenny Hambro, Joe Roland, Johnny Glasel and Milt Buckner. In 1955 he recorded his only album as leader A Message from Garcia. In 1956 Garcia made a series of sides with Joe Puma, which can be found on the ABC release, Four Most Guitars. The Garcia/Puma collaboration on I’m Old Fashioned from this record ranks with the very best of guitar duet performances. Garcia came to national prominence while playing with the George Shearing Quintet and he appeared on several Shearing recordings. Whether playing duets, leading his own small groups or playing in ensembles, Dick Garcia demonstrated enormous facility on the guitar. His work with Hambro and Glasel stood out as excellent examples of his work, from tight unison playing with Hambro to his exceptional rhythm, comping and solos.
© Copyright 2005 Classic Jazz Guitar

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jazzuk said...

Many thanks for this one. Appreciated.

Jaffa said...

Fantastic ! I just love those Dawn-sessions - and this is one I don't know yet.
Thanks so much !

Big Papi said...

The cover alone makes this find a treasure.

yewsta said...

Thank you.

PlantDoctor53 said...

Thank you Mel.

mel said...

Thank you!

- Mel468

the doc said...

:-) need I say more?

Kndnsk said...

Thank you, both for Dick Garcia and for some rare Bill Evans.

rowgatien said...

Good Day! Thank you for this share. By the way, who is Camille Morin?

pedro said...

Thanks a lot..
My best regards

flyingfinger said...

Really great to find you again, and this album is one of my big faves -Thanks so much!

rm said...

merci beaucoup

Eric said...

I have been looking for this album for a while so it is great that you have it...and now I have it. Thanks

FrankDell said...

thank you mucho, Mel.

danair said...

Thanks Mel much appreciated this one.

Jontowel said...

thanks for sharing these... wow what a bountiful weekend for me :) thank you again

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you for this nice share. If I'm not mistaken, this is some of Bill Evans earliest work on record. I look forward to listening to this. Thank you, Mel!

deGallo said...

Marvelous! Thank you.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Andres Barbuzza said...

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Chesco said...

Hi Andres. The password is:

melanchthon. Greetings from Barcelona.

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks again Mel!

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks a lot

AmyBRAINS said...

Thanks a lot Melanchthon.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much

Peter said...

Dear Melanchthon,

till today the only guitar playing Garcia I knew was Jerry from the Grateful Dead.... thank you.

Dirk Bill said...

Wow, great peripheral stuff. Did not know Garcia, and with some Bill Evans I was not aware of to boot. Thank you profusely for this!

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you!

Melanchthon said...

Jazz Padd said...

Thank you!

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