This is a great Album by Vic Dickenson, another of those musicians who recorded with numerous top stars during his career. You don't see that many dates where he is leader, but the two sessions included here are absolutely top class. Everyone gets plenty of solo space, and they certainly make good use of it. Once again, highly recommended.
1. Russian Lullaby (Irving Berlin) 9:21
2. Jeepers Creepers (Johnny Mercer, Harry Warren) 12:06
3. I Cover the Waterfront (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman) 8:28
4. Sir Charles at Home (Sir Charles Thompson) 4:43
5. Keepin' Out of Mischief Now (Thomas 'Fats' Waller, Andy Razaf) 5:53
Tracks 1-5 recorded December 29, 1953, New York City
Vic Dickenson, trombone; Edmond Hall, clarinet; Ruby Braff, trumpet; Steve Jordan, guitar;
Walter Page, bass; Sir Charles Thompson, piano; Les Erskine, drums.
6. When You And I Were Young, Maggie (George W. Johnson, James Austin Butterfield) 4:51
7. You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me (Irving Kahal, Pierre Norman Connor, Sammy Fain) 5:15
8. Everybody Loves My Baby (Jack Palmer, Spencer Williams) 9:33
9. Nice Work If You Can Get It (George & Ira Gershwin) 4:43
10. Old Fashioned Love (Cecil Mack, James P. Johnson) 9:34
11. Suspension Blues (Traditional, arr.Dickenson) 8:37
12. Runnin' Wild (James P. Johnson) 5:31
Tracks 6-12 recorded November 29, 1954, New York City
Vic Dickenson, trombone; Edmond Hall, clarinet; Shad Collins, trumpet; Steve Jordan, guitar;
Walter Page, bass; Sir Charles Thompson, piano; Jo Jones, drums.
Tracks 8 & 11 also feature Ruby Braff, trumpet and guest star.
Originally issued on Vanguard Records as four separate ten-inch LPs, ''Vic Dickenson Septet'', vols 1, 2, 3 & 4.