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Mickey Tucker
Mickey (* 1941 in Durham, NC) started on piano at age 6, eventually playing in church. He performed in the 1960s with Little Anthony and the Imperials and Damita Jo, and also accompanied comedian Timmy Rogers. He entered the jazz world in 1969, working for the next several years with Eric Kloss, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, James Moody, the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Eddie Jefferson, and George Benson. He was music director for Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. During the 1980s, he appeared on albums by Phil Woods, Art Farmer, Richie Cole, and Benny Golson. In the 1990s, Mickey worked together with Junior Cook, the Jazztet and Bob Ackerman.
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Never Again!
Muse Records MR 5001
released 1972

James Moody, tenor sax
Mickey Tucker, organ
Roland Wilson, bass
Eddie Gladden, drums
Atlantic SD 1601
released 1972

Rahsaan Roland Kirk, tenor sax, flute, vocals
Dick Griffin, trombone
Charles McGhee, trumpet
Billy Butler, guitar
Cornell Dupree, guitar
Keith Loving, guitar
Mickey Tucker, organ, piano
Sonelius Smith, piano
Henry Pearson, bass
Bill Salter, bass
Bernard Purdie, drums
Khalil Mhdri, drums
Richard Landrum, congas
Arthur Jenkins, congas, cabasa
Joe Habad Texidor, percussion
Cissy Houston, vocals
West Africa
Muse Records MR 5036
released 1974
recorded October 1973
Willis Jackson, tenor sax
Ted Dunbar, guitar
Mickey Tucker, piano, organ
Bob Cranshaw, bass
Freddie Waits, drums
Richard Landrum, congas, percussion
Sonny Morgan, percussion
Things Are Getting Better
Muse Records MR 5043
released 1974
recorded March 1974
Eddie Jefferson, vocals
Billy Mitchell, tenor sax, bass clarinet, flute
Joe Newman, trumpet
Mickey Tucker, organ, piano
Sam Jones, bass
Eddie Gladden, drums
Conrad Buckman, vocals
Mildred Weston, vocals
Headed And Gutted
Muse Records MR 5048
released 1974
recorded May 1974
Willis Jackson, tenor sax
Pat Martino, guitar
Mickey Tucker, keyboards, organ
Bob Cranshaw, bass
Freddie Waits, drums
Richard Landrum, congas
Sonny Morgan, percussion
Xanadu Records 128
released 1975
Mickey Tucker, organ, piano
Jimmy Ponder, guitar
Gene Perla, bass
Eddie Gladden, drums

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