Dotty's Dream – Harold Vick
An exploration of moving II-V harmonic progressions. Lead sheets and second parts available.
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- Recording: Harold Vick - Steppin' Out
- Recorded on: May 27, 1963
- Label: Blue Note (BLP 4138)
- Concert Key: B-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium up)
- Trumpet - Blue Mitchell
- Tenor Sax - Harold Vick
- Guitar - Grant Green
- Organ - Big John Patton
- Drums - Ben Dixon
Blue Mitchell is featured on the melody throughout this composition. Harold and Blue first recorded together earlier that year (January 2) on a Brother Jack McDuff (organ) session for the Prestige label. On March 8, 1965, they joined forces again on John Patton's "Oh, Baby!" session for Blue Note. In June, 1966, Blue was also on Harold's RCA recording "The Caribbean Suite," and a month later they were the front line for another organist's session, Richard "Groove" Holmes.
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April 3, 1936 – November 13, 1987
Harold Vick is a quintessential example of a great saxophonist and composer who never gained wide public recognition, but was always highly regarded by his fellow musicians. Even jazz legend Sonny Rollins paid compositional tribute to him in 1998 with Did You See Harold Vick? Harold was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, which is also the birthplace of Thelonious Monk. At 13, Harold received a clarinet and inspiration from his uncle Prince Robinson, a well-respected clarinetist and tenor saxophonist who played with the likes of Duke Ellington, Roy Eldridge and Louis Armstrong from the 1920s-1950s. Read more...