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. Later in life, Griffin became an accomplished painter, with showings in New York and Europe.
Dick has recorded with Charles Mingus, Sun Ra, Stanley Cowell, Charles Tolliver, Sam Rivers, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Cecil McBee, Freddie Waits, George Benson, Jack McDuff, Abdullah Ibrahim, William Parker, Archie Shepp, and Marvin Gaye. In addition, he has performed with many others, including Eddie Gale, Duke Ellington, Tito Puente, Art Blakey, Harry Belafonte, Equal Time, and Sam Cooke, as well as recording several albums as a leader.
- Time Will Tell by William Carey
June 08, 2011
Vision Festival 16 - June 9: An Evening of Special Projects
May 29, 2009
Dick Griffin Interview - Mingus & the Sun Ra Experience
February 13, 2007
Daniel Carter, Dick Griffin, Hungry March Band & More in a Fundraiser...
September 20, 2006
Trumpeter Eddie Gale & trombonist Dick Griffin bring avant-garde sounds...
Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson
Drink Plenty Water
Harvest Song Records
Time Will Tell
A Dream for Rashaan
The Eighth Wonder &...
A Dream For Rahsaan