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artist : HAROLD VICK

Release date : September 1st 2010
genres : Jazz
format : LP
label : Blue Note / Heavenly Sweetness
reference : HS036

TRACKLIST

1. Our Miss Brooks
2. Trimmed In Blue
3. Laura
4. Dotty's Dream
5. Vicksville
6. Steppin' Out

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Steppin’ out (Blue Note Reissue)

LE JEU DE SAXOPHONE ET DE FLUTE D’HAROLD VICK EST ENTRE HARD BOP ET SOUL
JAZZ, HABITUELLEMENT TRÈS CONNU POUR JOUER AVEC GRANT GREEN , JACK
MCDUFF , JIMMY SMITH  OU SHIRLEY SCOTT. VICK A AUSSI JOUÉ
AVEC NAT ADDERLEY, ARETHA FRANKLIN, DIZZY GILLESPIE, MERCER ELLINGTON,
SARAH VAUGHAN.

EN 1963 « STEPPING OUT » EST SON PREMIER ALBUM EN TANT QUE LEADER ET LE
SEUL SUR BLUE NOTE PUISQUE LES ALBUMS SUIVANTS SERONT SUR RCA PUIS STRATA EAST. HAROLD VICK A ALORS 27 ANS. NOUS LE RETROUVONS ENTOURÉ D’UNE ÉQUIPE AVEC LAQUELLE IL OCCUPE LA POSITION HABITUELLE DE STANLEY TURRENTINE : LE
QUINTET INCLUE ICI LE TROMPETTISTE BLUE MITCHELL, LE GUITARISTE GRANT
GREEN, L’ORGANISTE JOHN PATTON, ET LE BATTEUR BEN DIXON. SUR SIX TITRES
CINQ SONT DE LA COMPOSITION D’HAROLD VICK ET QUATRE SONT SUR DES
STRUCTURES DE BLUES. CE QUINTET À LA STANLEY TURRENTINE QUI A
INFINIMENT PLUS ENREGISTRÉ EN TANT QUE LEADER QU’HAROLD VICK, PERMET
PARADOXALEMENT D’ISOLER CE QUI EST PROPRE AU JEU LUMINEUX D’HAROLD VICK.
CET ALBUM DESSINE EN CREUX SA TRÈS SINGUIÈRE PERSONNALITÉ.

Harold Vick’s saxophone and flute paying is just in between hard bop and soul jazz, he is usually very well known for having played as sideman with Grant Green, Jack McDuff, Jimmy Smith or Shirley Scott. But Vick has also played with mainstream legends such as Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Mercer Ellington and Sarah Vaughan. In 1963, he is 27 years old, and “Stepping Out” is his first album as a leader and the only one recorded for Blue Note as the following albums will be recorded on RCA and Srata East. A quick exam of the list of musicians gives the impression that Vick Harold is taking the place of Stanley Turrentine as he has almost the same group of sidemen : This quintet is formed by Vick himself to which are added trumpetist Blue Mitchell, guitarist Grant Green, organist John Patton, drummer Ben Dixon. We can clearly and immediately identify what is very personal in Vick’s playing and style. If we add that on six track, 5 are compositions by Vick Harold, four are composed on a blues structure, all this results in a very personal masterpiece.

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