Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Walt Dickerson Trio : Serendipity 1976




Walt Dickerson
Serendipity. Recorded live at the Player's Palace, Philadelphia.
Steeplechase Records, 11th August 1976.

Picked up this gem for peanuts a couple of months ago, and what a find.
Awesome stuff from '76, with Walt playing with Rudy McDaniels on Bass, and Edgar Bateman on Drums.

The atmosphere on this recording appears close, tight and compact.
A great example of what this blog is all about.

Taken from the liner notes by Chris Sheridan;

This is not easy, avuncular music. These are living, breathing creations, pulsating with everyday emotion: tranquility rubs shoulders with excitement: violence with wit: melancholy with joy. The forces that motor this music sometimes disquise the easy grip Walt has both on the vibraharp's tradition and it's future. This in turn, may suggest that Walt's work is "difficult", but, be not dismayed, it passes the ultimate test, in that it yealds up more of itself with every successive replying.


Side one
1: My Prayer
2: Magnificent Glimps


Side two
3: Serendipity
4: This way, Please


18 comments:

katonah said...

http://www.mediafire.com/?mn4cnmiu32k

klf said...

Happy New Year and thanks for your blog! waiting for spring here in pennsylvania

writerguy said...

Thanks for this! I bought this one back in the 70s for the bass player. Rudy McDaniel changed his name shortly after this to Jamaaladeen Tacuma! Great recording.

il angelo said...

Happy New Year, dishy thing here.

Greg said...

special!

les said...

Thank you Katonah! I discovered WD through the blogasphere over a year ago and he's quickly become one of my favorite vibes players. That's an interesting note about Rudy's new(er) name. Thanks writerguy.

Igor said...

Happy New Year and thanks for great music.

In return one of the greatest musicians today.

Jameel Moondoc Quintet
Nostalgia In Times Square

http://rapidshare.com/files/178290452/Nostalgia.part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/178295725/Nostalgia.part2.rar

katonah said...

thanks for all the generous comments everyone.

johnv said...

Magnificent, thanks Katonah and Happy New Year!

Simon666 said...

Thanks for this one katonah!

Slidewell said...

Looking forward to hearing this one! Thanks much for the post!

pcvphunk said...

Great recordings, I am highly thankful!!!

orleyfarm said...

Thank you!

taro nombei said...

hi katonah
sounds totally appetizing...
unfortunately the link don't seem to be working. wonder if you could check.
best from Tokyo
tn

taro nombei said...

sorry, no, I think it's a mediafire problem...
I'll try again later.
cheers

thoth said...

everything on the moondoc bonus download in these comments sounds slightly out of tune. i like it. it adds an air of subtle madness to the proceedings.

Rob said...

Thank you for this wonderful Walt Dickerson music. This one should not be forgotten.

Chistochel said...

There's a dog barking at 06:10 and then people talking on "magnificent glimpse" :)