Nice Work

Nice Work

by Vic Dickenson


As part of the John Hammond Masters series, this combines two dates that Hammond produced for the label in the 1950s. The first is a septet date in 1953, which yielded nice versions of "Jeepers Creepers" and "Russian Lullaby" to close the disc. The rest of the collection comes from an album entitled Vic Dickenson Showcase, Volume 2, recorded in 1954 in the company of Edmond Hall on clarinet, Sir Charles Thompson on piano, Walter Page on bass, Steve Jordan on guitar, Jo Jones on drums, and Shad Collins and Ruby Braff sharing the trumpet honors. Solid, no-nonsense versions of "Running Wild," "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me," "Nice Work If You Can Get It," and "Everybody Loves My Baby" are the high spots here. Dickenson had a broad, almost brassy and declamatory style on trombone, but no one's mastery of melody was any better. A classic that deserves to be reissued.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/26/1999
Label: Vanguard Records
UPC: 0015707961028
catalogNumber: 79610

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Vic Dickenson   Primary Artist,Trombone
Ruby Braff   Trumpet
Jo Jones   Drums
Edmond Hall   Clarinet
Charles Thompson   Piano
Walter Page   Bass
Shad Collins   Trumpet
Erskine   Drums
Steve Jordan   Guitar
Charles Thompson   Piano

Technical Credits

John Hammond   Producer
Samuel Charters   Liner Notes
Vic Dickenson   Cover Art
Sammy Fain   Composer
Irving Kahal   Composer
Peter Norman   Composer
Jack Palmer   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Arthur Gibbs   Composer
Georgette Cartwright   Creative Services Coordinator
Leo Wood   Composer
Joe Grey   Composer
James Austin Butterfield   Composer
George Washington Johnson   Composer

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