To My Queen

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To My Queen
To My Queen.jpg
Studio album by Walt Dickerson
Released 1962
Recorded September 21, 1962
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 32:31
Label New Jazz
NJLP 8283
Producer Esmond Edwards
Walt Dickerson chronology
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To My Queen
(1962)
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To My Queen is an album led by vibraphonist and composer Walt Dickerson recorded in 1962 and released on the New Jazz label.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic5/5 stars[3]
Down Beat5/5 stars[4]

The Allmusic site awarded the album 5 stars, stating "The whole album is swathed in a gauzy glow that speaks even more eloquently than its creator's conceptual ambition; this is music from the heart as well as the mind".[3] Down Beat reviewer Don Nelson wrote "This tribute from Dickerson to his wife constitutes some of the finest jazz I have heard this year. It is necessary listening not only to those interested in the forward march of Walt Dickerson, but to those interested in the forward march of jazz".[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "To My Queen" (Walt Dickerson) - 17:32
  2. "How Deep Is the Ocean?" (Irving Berlin) - 11:05
  3. "God Bless the Child" (Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog, Jr.) - 3:54

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prestige Records New Jazz catalogue discography accessed March 27, 2015
  2. ^ Fitzgerald, M., Walt Dickerson discography accessed March 27, 2015
  3. ^ a b Huey, S., Allmusic Review, accessed March 27, 2015
  4. ^ Down Beat: Vol. 30, No. 32, December 19, 1963
  5. ^ Nelson, D., Walt Dickerson Reviews Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine., accessed March 27, 2015