Cellist Mike Richmond
Cellist Mike Richmond has been featured on over 300 recordings (12 solo) with artists/ensembles including Dizzy Gillespie, Ravi Shankar, Stan Getz, Charles Mingus Dynasty/Big Band/Orchestra, Elvin Jones, Joe Henderson, Jack DeJohnette, Pat Metheny, Horace Silver, Bobby McFerrin, Joào Gilberto, Henry Mancini, Hubert Laws, Michel Legrande, and the CBS Orchestra in Los Angeles, winning Grammy Awards through his work with Miles Davis, Quincy Jones and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Mike has also performed as a soloist with the Bratislava Philharmonic and Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra and Big Band.
His performance (bassist and actor) in the Robert Wilson/Alan Ginsberg production Cosmopolitan Greetings with the Hamburg State Opera brought praise in both Time and Newsweek magazines. Mike has toured extensively in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and South America since 1973. Appearances include documentaries produced in the United States, Germany, Poland, Israel, Japan, and China. His compositions have been performed on television including the Tonight Show, recordings, and movies (Precious Cargo). His book Modern Walking Bass Technique (Ped Xing Music Publishing) is used worldwide as one of the leading texts on jazz bass technique.