Breaks, Blues & Boogies

Breaks, Blues & Boogies

by Vic Dickenson
     
 
Prior to leading several fine recording ensembles during the 1950s, trombonist Vic Dickenson made a name for himself as an expressive, resilient sideman during the 1930s and '40s. Breaks, Blues & Boogies, a 21-track salute released by Topaz Jazz in 1997, concentrates upon his adventures during the years 1941-1946 as he sat in with

Overview

Prior to leading several fine recording ensembles during the 1950s, trombonist Vic Dickenson made a name for himself as an expressive, resilient sideman during the 1930s and '40s. Breaks, Blues & Boogies, a 21-track salute released by Topaz Jazz in 1997, concentrates upon his adventures during the years 1941-1946 as he sat in with ensembles led by saxophonists Coleman Hawkins, Benny Carter, Lester Young, and Lem Davis, trumpeter Louis Armstrong, clarinetist Edmond Hall, and pianists James P. Johnson, Albert Ammons, Mary Lou Williams, and Eddie Heywood. This enjoyable swinging compilation has a lot in common with A True Trombone Master, a comparable Vic Dickenson sampler put out on EPM Musique's Jazz Archives in 2001. Six titles are duplicated between the two editions, but don't let that scare you away from obtaining both. Reasons for choosing Topaz's portrait of Vic Dickenson in the '40s include larger helpings of Louis Armstrong, James P. Johnson, and Lester Young as well as the two somewhat uncommon Lem Davis recordings, which do not appear on the Jazz Archives collection.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/19/1997
Label:
Pearl
UPC:
0727031106524
catalogNumber:
1065

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Performance Credits

Vic Dickenson   Primary Artist,Trombone
Johnny Otis   Drums,Band
Albert Ammons   Piano,Ensemble,Track Performer
Casey   Guitar,Ensemble
Curtis Counce   Bass,Band
Sidney DeParis   Trumpet,Performing Ensemble
Freddie Green   Guitar
Eddie Heywood   Piano,Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
James P. Johnson   Piano,Ensemble
Oscar Pettiford   Bass,Performing Ensemble
Willie Smith   Alto Saxophone,Band
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone,Ensemble
Lester Young   Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Barefield   Alto Saxophone,Performing Ensemble
Sanford Gold   Piano,Ensemble
Edmond Hall   Clarinet,Ensemble,Track Performer
Zutty Singleton   Drums,Ensemble
Howard McGhee   Trumpet,Performing Ensemble,Band
Coleman Hawkins   Tenor Saxophone,Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Charles Thompson   Piano,Performing Ensemble
Mary Lou Williams   Piano,Ensemble
Israel Crosby   Bass,Ensemble
Jimmy Archey   Trombone,Performing Ensemble
Louis Armstrong   Trumpet,Ensemble
Benny Carter   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Performing Ensemble
Emmett Berry   Trumpet,Ensemble
Denzil Best   Drums,Performing Ensemble
Barney Bigard   Clarinet,Ensemble
Joe Britton   Trombone,Performing Ensemble
Don Byas   Tenor Saxophone,Ensemble
Red Callender   Bass,Band,Ensemble
Big Sid Catlett   Bass,Drums,Ensemble
Doc Cheatham   Trumpet,Performing Ensemble
Lem Davis   Alto Saxophone,Performing Ensemble
Hall   Bass,Ensemble
Dodo Marmarosa   Piano,Band,Ensemble
Hot Lips Page   Trumpet,Ensemble
Jack Parker   Drums,Performing Ensemble
Ernest Purce   Alto Saxophone,Performing Ensemble
Allan Reuss   Guitar,Performing Ensemble
Jimmy Shirley   Guitar,Ensemble
John Simmons   Bass,Ensemble
Dick Vance   Trumpet,Ensemble
Sonny White   Piano,Performing Ensemble
Charlie Drayton   Bass
Charlie Beal   Piano,Ensemble
Lucas   Bass,Performing Ensemble
Courtney Williams   Trumpet,Ensemble
Wesley Jones   Piano,Band
Benny Carter & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Billy Taylor   Bass,Ensemble
Ernie Powell   Tenor Saxophone,Performing Ensemble
Charles Drayton   Bass,Performing Ensemble
L. Young   Track Performer
Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven   Track Performer
Lincoln Mills   Trumpet,Performing Ensemble
Taylor   Drums,Performing Ensemble
Herb Thomas   Guitar,Performing Ensemble
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings   Track Performer
Fred Williams   Tenor Saxophone,Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

Eddie Heywood   Contributor
Edmond Hall   Composer
Mary Lou Williams   Contributor
Vic Dickenson   Composer
Benny Carter & His Orchestra   Contributor
Tony Watts   Liner Notes
L. Young   Contributor
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Sidney Mitchell   Composer
Edna Alexander   Composer
Lester Carr   Composer

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