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Dick Mitchell is one of the most creative improvisors and burnin' woodwind experts in LA. I know that there is a whole generation of woodwind players out there who grew up idolizing him (so did I) and deservedly so. I first heard him on Louie Bellson's band in the 70's and was destroyed. If you think he's great on saxophone and flute, you should heard him play oboe. Wow! The clips that I have here are fantastic and STILL don't do him justice. You owe it to yourself to check him out!


 

BIO

Richard Mitchell, a native of Southern California, is a woodwind player (specializing in alto and tenor saxophone). He works in theater, studio and concert venues. Richard is principal saxophonist for the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and has also performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pasadena Pops and Symphony in the Glen orchestras. He has played on countless movie and television sound tracks, including Star Trek, Up, Ratatouille, Everyone's Hero, The Incredibles, Mission Impossible III, Speed Racer, Sky High, Snow Dogs, The Family Stone, Ugly Betty, Alias and JAG. He has recorded with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Frank Sinatra, Harry James, Woody Herman, Poncho Sanchez, Paul McCartney, Prince, Robert Palmer, Tori Amos, Chris Botti and many other classical, jazz and pop artists.

 

** = BURNIN'!
*** = LEGENDARY PERFORMANCE

 

 

ALTO

The Incredibles - Soundtrack
Dick Mitchell - The Incredibles.mp3

 

TENOR

***Background Music
Dick Mitchell - Background Music.mp3

**In Your Own Sweet Way
Dick Mitchell - In Your Own Sweet Way.mp3

**It's Only A Paper Moon
Dick Mitchell - Its Only A Paper Moon.mp3

**Like Someone In Love
Dick Mitchell - Like Someone In Love.mp3

**Tenors, Anyone? (w/ Bob Florence)
Dick Mitchell - Tenors Anyone.mp3

**Tiny Capers
Dick Mitchell - Tiny Capers.mp3

***Willis (w/ Bob Florence)
Dick Mitchell - Willis.mp3

**You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
Dick Mitchell - Youd Be So Nice To Come To.mp3

 

 

Young Dick Mitchell on flute with Woody Herman


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