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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

James Moody, tenor sax
Mickey Tucker, organ
Roland Wilson, bass
Eddie Gladden, drums
West Africa
Muse Records MR 5036
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
Headed And Gutted
Muse Records MR 5048
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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