Dick Griffin

born in 1939 in Jackson, MS, United States

Dick Griffin

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Dick Griffin (born James Richard Griffin in Jackson, Mississippi, 1940) is an American jazz trombonist known for his work on Strata-East Records, and with Rahsaan Roland Kirk.

As a child he studied piano, soon switching to trombone, which he was later to achieve a Master's degree in.[1][2]

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. He taught music theory and the history of jazz at Wesleyan University. Later in life, Griffin became an accomplished painter, with showings in New York and Europe.[3]

A 1995 CD release, The Eight Wonder & More (Konnex Records) features that album as well as most of the Now is the Time album.[4]


As leader

  • 1974: The Eighth Wonder (Strata-East)
  • 1979: Now is the Time (Trident Records)
  • 1985: A Dream For Rahsaan(Ruby Records)
  • 2003: All Blues"(Rudy Records)
  • 2011: Time Will TellRuby Records)

As sideman

With Charles Earland

  • Intensity (Prestige, 1972)
  • Charles III (Prestige, 1973)

With Johnny Hammond

  • The Prophet (Kudu, 1972)

With Brother Jack McDuff

  • Who Knows What Tomorrow's Gonna Bring? (1970)

With Muhal Richard Abrams

  • The Hearinga Suite (1989)

With Roland Kirk

  • Volunteered Slavery (1968)
  • Blacknuss (1971)
  • Prepare Thyself to Deal With a Miracle (1973)

With Hank Crawford

  • Midnight Ramble (1982)

With McCoy Tyner

  • Song of the New World (1973)
  • Inner Voices (1977)


  1. Saturn Biographies:
  2. [Dick Griffin at All Music Guide allmusic ((( Dick Griffin > Credits )))]
  3. Perfect Sound Forever: Dick Griffin interview
  4. Allmusic review

External links

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