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by CiTR & Discorder Magazine
CiTR -- The Jazz Show

Vibes Master Walt Dickerson: "This is Walt Dickerson!"


This album is one of the most impressive recording debuts in Jazz history. Walt Dickerson emerged from total obscurity with this wonderful document. He was a totally individual voice of the vibraphone unbeholden to either Milt Jackson or Lionel Hampton. This was the first of an impressive four discs for the Prestige/New Jazz label and later there were more for other companies. Dickerson appears here with his working quartet with six of his own original compositions. His style is fully formed, warm and with technique to burn. Along with Walt are Austin Crowe on piano, Bob Lewis on bass both relative unknown but fine players from Walt's hometown of Philadelphia. The drummer here making his debut is the great Andrew Cyrille who went on to become one of the most innovative of percussionists. Check out "This is Walt Dickerson! and you won't be disappointed.



by CiTR & Discorder Magazine