Impressions of a Patch of Blue

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Impressions of a Patch of Blue
Studio album by Walt Dickerson Quartet and Sun Ra
Released 1966
Recorded 1965
Genre Jazz
Length 35:21
Label MGM
Producer Tom Wilson
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Impressions of a Patch of Blue is a 1966 album by vibraphonist Walt Dickerson with keyboardist Sun Ra in a rare appearance as a sideman. It is the last album Dickerson recorded before his decade long sabbatical from jazz before his comeback in the mid-1970s. The album is relatively mainstream considering the work of the contributing musicians. An interesting detail though, is that Sun Ra plays the harpsichord, an instrument rarely used in a jazz setting.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "A Patch of Blue (Part 1)"
  2. "A Patch of Blue (Part 2)"
  3. "Bacon & Eggs"
  4. "High Hopes"
  5. "Alone in the Dark (Part 1)"
  6. "Alone in the Dark (Part 2)"
  7. "Selina's Fantasy"
  8. "Thataway"