When you get up in the morning, you must have a song - Ray Charles

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Walt Dickerson - Unity

The vibes are cool, man. That's all they can be.They can swing. Oh, they can swing like a mother, but they always stay cool. Walt Dickerson is cool. Lionel Hampton was cool. Really cool. Bobby Hutcherson was soon to be cool. Probably the coolest of them all.  But in between Dickerson showed 'em how to improvise.
 These side long tracks sport a pair of drummers and not a horn to be seen!! I think this record shows a foresight rarely seen in 1964.

1. Unity
2. High Moon

Walt Dickerson - vibes
Walter Davis, Jr. - piano
Andrew Cyrille  drums
Edgar Bateman - drums
George Tucker - bass

The cover photo is of the 1978 vinyl reissue you are currently digging...or at least should be soon.

CR 2011


Le Porc Rouge said...

Great share, thanks Hook!

Uri. said...

I have several of his albums in my library, but not this one.
Looking forward to listen it.
Thanks for the share Hook.

E-mile said...

hookfinger, I wish you & yours a messy X-mass and a healty & happy 2021! may the music be with you and remember: take care out there!
peace, E-mile

yotte said...

Like Uri, I have several WD albums but I haven't heard this one. THANKS!

Bhowani said...

thank you Hookfinger, I'm mad about Dickerson !

Happy new year to you !!

neil said...

New to me; so many thanks...

Dirk Bill said...

Wow, been looking for this, but the link is dead. Regardless, Captain Hook, you are a gem!