Trimmed In Blue – Harold Vick
A sassy uptempo blues that is quintessentially hard bop.
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- Recording: Harold Vick - Steppin' Out
- Recorded on: May 27, 1963
- Label: Blue Note (BLP 4138)
- Concert Key: F
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium up)
- Trumpet - Blue Mitchell
- Tenor Sax - Harold Vick
- Guitar - Grant Green
- Organ - Big John Patton
- Drums - Ben Dixon
Harold Vick's first recordings were with organist Brother Jack McDuff: two in 1961, and one in 1962. The year Harold recorded Trimmed In Blue, 1963, started with another McDuff session (January 2). Then on January 3, Harold recorded with Ray Charles. On January 8 and February 26, Harold was back in the studio for two more McDuff sessions, then on April 5, he did Big John Patton's Blue Note session "Along Came John." Harold ended 1963 with one more Jack McDuff session on October 3—obviously, it was a format he liked.
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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...