Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Walt Dickerson - Relativity

Largely continuing the blueprint of A Sense of Direction, Relativity finds Walt Dickerson mixing standards with adventurous yet upbeat originals. This time around, though, there's a subtext to Dickerson's standards selection : all three — "It Ain't Necessarily So," "I Can't Get Started," and "Autumn in New York" — had been previously recorded by Milt Jackson, which invited explicit comparisons and gave Dickerson a chance to show off how distinctive and pioneering his Coltrane-influenced approach to vibes really was. As for his originals, Dickerson is once again in a good mood, offering bursts of up-tempo energy in "Steppin' Out" and the title track, as well as a playfully swinging tribute to his eight-year-old sister titled "Sugar Lump." On the more cerebral side, there's a free-form dialogue with bassist Ahmed Abdul-Malik, "The Unknown," which features some of Dickerson's freest playing. If there is a flaw with Relativity, it's that it doesn't have quite the same spark of revelation as Dickerson's first two albums ; critics were beginning to identify his brief note clusters and stop-start phrasing as stylistic trademarks, and aside from the duet with Abdul-Malik, the record doesn't really push Dickerson's sound into new territory. Still, taken independently of context, Relativity is another fine recording and one of the better pieces of Dickerson's underappreciated legacy.
Steve Huey

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:dzfpxqygldde

Walt Dickerson
Relativity

Tracks

1 Relativity (Dickerson)  5:20
2 It Ain't Necessarily So (Gershwin, Gershwin)  4:25
3 I Can't Get Started (Duke, Gershwin)  5:05
4 Steppin' Out (Dickerson)  2:05
5 The Unknown (Dickerson)  3:59
6 Sugar Lump (Dickerson)  6:05
7 Autumn in New York (Duke)  7:25

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Personnel
Walt Dickerson - vb
Austin Crowe - p
Ahmed Abdul-Malik - b
Andrew Cyrille - dr

Recorded in Englewodd Cliffs, New Jersey ; January 16, 1962

23 comments:

MFS Equipe ♪ said...

Thanks!

blbs said...

Thanks Mel, but I can't descompress.
New password or it's corrupted?
Saludos

nietzschesass said...

How can we obtain the new password?

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you!

archer said...

much gratitude melanchthon, but i too am unable to unpack the files.

Baruch said...

Use "baruch" as PW

archer said...

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it's not baruchen anymore.

moop said...

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musician3 said...

AMAZING.............THANK YOU

deGallo said...

thank you.

AmyBRAINS said...

Great!!
Many thanks, Melanchthon.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

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kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Anonymous said...

Are there supposed to be two files? Both zippyshare links are to the same file. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all the great posts.
In this case the two links are identical, they both link to the second part of the split file. The first part is not linked.

Melanchthon said...

http://www55.zippyshare.com/v/UCWYf05d/file.html
http://www55.zippyshare.com/v/dU4uRCK0/file.html

kristophermc28 said...

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Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Hi,
Thank youuuu!!
Pedro

Anonymous said...

I discovered Walt Dickerson maybe five years ago. I have this album already but just wanted to say thank your for turning people on to him. Probably lightly challenging for the early '60s.

neil said...

Thanks for the re-up, mel; missed this first time around...

rawman said...

Thank you so much for this one.

Brush&Stick said...

Many thanks!