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  • Audio CD (5 Nov. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Avid Jazz
  • ASIN: B009RQZKRG
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 62,881 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Russian Lullaby (Vic Dickenson Septet Vol 1)Edmond Hall, Jo Jones, Les Erskine, Ruby Braff, Shad Collins, Sir Charles Thompson, Steve Jordan, Vic Dickenson, Walter Page 9:22£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Jeepers Creepers (Vic Dickenson Septet Vol 1)Edmond Hall, Jo Jones, Les Erskine, Ruby Braff, Shad Collins, Sir Charles Thompson, Steve Jordan, Vic Dickenson, Walter Page12:07Album Only
Listen  3. I Cover the Waterfront (Vic Dickenson Septet Vol 2)Edmond Hall, Jo Jones, Les Erskine, Ruby Braff, Shad Collins, Sir Charles Thompson, Steve Jordan, Vic Dickenson, Walter Page 8:29£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Sir Charles At Home (Vic Dickenson Septet Vol 2)Edmond Hall, Jo Jones, Les Erskine, Ruby Braff, Shad Collins, Sir Charles Thompson, Steve Jordan, Vic Dickenson, Walter Page 4:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Keepin' Out of Mischief Now (Vic Dickenson Septet Vol 2)Edmond Hall, Jo Jones, Les Erskine, Ruby Braff, Shad Collins, Sir Charles Thompson, Steve Jordan, Vic Dickenson, Walter Page 5:53£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. When You and I Were Young, Maggie (Vic Dickenson Septet Vol 3)Edmond Hall, Jo Jones, Les Erskine, Ruby Braff, Shad Collins, Sir Charles Thompson, Steve Jordan, Vic Dickenson, Walter Page 4:52£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me (Vic Dickenson Septet Vol 3)Edmond Hall, Jo Jones, Les Erskine, Ruby Braff, Shad Collins, Sir Charles Thompson, Steve Jordan, Vic Dickenson, Walter Page 5:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Everybody Loves My Baby (Vic Dickenson Septet Vol 3)Edmond Hall, Jo Jones, Les Erskine, Ruby Braff, Shad Collins, Sir Charles Thompson, Steve Jordan, Vic Dickenson, Walter Page 9:32£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Nice Work If You Can Get It (Vic Dickenson Septet Vol 3)Edmond Hall, Jo Jones, Les Erskine, Ruby Braff, Shad Collins, Sir Charles Thompson, Steve Jordan, Vic Dickenson, Walter Page 4:42£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Suspension Blues (Vic Dickenson Septet Vol 4)Edmond Hall, Jo Jones, Les Erskine, Ruby Braff, Shad Collins, Sir Charles Thompson, Steve Jordan, Vic Dickenson, Walter Page 8:38£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Runnin' Wild (Vic Dickenson Septet Vol 4)Edmond Hall, Jo Jones, Les Erskine, Ruby Braff, Shad Collins, Sir Charles Thompson, Steve Jordan, Vic Dickenson, Walter Page 5:29£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Old Fashioned Love (Vic Dickenson Septet Vol 4)Edmond Hall, Jo Jones, Les Erskine, Ruby Braff, Shad Collins, Sir Charles Thompson, Steve Jordan, Vic Dickenson, Walter Page 9:34£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Undecided from MainstreamVic Dickenson All Star Jazz Group 4:46£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. The Lamp Is Low from MainstreamVic Dickenson All Star Jazz Group 6:16£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. I Want a Little Girl - Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven (Single)Louis Armstrong And His Hot Seven, Vic Dickenson 3:03£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Sugar - Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven (Single)Louis Armstrong And His Hot Seven, Vic Dickenson 3:27£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Blues for Yesterday - Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven (Single)Louis Armstrong And His Hot Seven, Vic Dickenson 2:38£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Blues in the South - Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven (Single)Louis Armstrong And His Hot Seven, Vic Dickenson 3:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Blueprint (Mainstream Jazz)Andy Gibson and his Orchestra, Vic Dickenson16:24Album Only
Listen20. I Got Nothing But You (Mainstream Jazz)Andy Gibson and his Orchestra, Vic Dickenson 9:42£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Bedroom Eyes (Mainstream Jazz)Andy Gibson and his Orchesta, Vic Dickenson 5:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Give the Lady What She Wants Most (Mainstream Jazz)Andy Gibson and his Orchestra, Vic Dickenson 5:38£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Riff's Blues - Scatman Crothers (Single)Scatman Crothers, Vic Dickenson 2:57£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen24. The Thing - Scatman Crothers (Single)Scatman Crothers, Vic Dickenson 3:08£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Dead Man's Blues - Scatman Crothers (Single)Scatman Crothers, Vic Dickenson 3:07£0.79  Buy MP3 

Product Description

AVID Jazz here presents five classic Vic Dickenson related albums plus, including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD. Vic Dickenson was a jazz man from the old school, a trombonist born in 1906 he had come up playing with the big bands including Count Basie. Hooking up with legendary producer John Hammond the two went on to produce a series of recordings that firmly set Dickenson in the 'mainstream' category of jazz, somewhere between old school and bebop (a movement he had yet to embrace). We feature a host of Vic Dickenson music including Volumes 1-4 featuring the Vic Dickenson Septet, the album 'Mainstream Jazz' with Vic playing in the Andy Gibson Orchestra, 2 tracks from 'Mainstream' featuring the Vic Dickenson All Star Group, 4 tracks with Louis Armstrong s Hot Seven and finally 3 tracks with Scatman Crothers. Among the fine musicians accompanying Dickenson on his musical journey are Ruby Braff, Shad Collins, Jo Jones, Milt Hinton, Kenny Burrell, Jimmy Jones, Buck Clayton and Edmund Hall. All five albums plus have been digitally re-mastered

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By N. Jones on 31 Jan. 2013
Format: Audio CD
Trombonist Dickenson was one of those players who embodied what's come to be known as mainstream jazz. To put some flesh on the bones -no pun intended- mainstream was defined as that area of the music which was of the swing / pre-bop milieu. Dickenson arrived at this point almost by default rather than design, not least because his work was always that of a character who knew how to go about things.

This is another of those bumper sets that the Avid label have taken to with a vengeance, and in a way the glut it offers is perhaps too much. This isn't true of the material on the first disc, however, as it consists of some of the most persuasive small group mainstream ever to have been caught on wax. Consisting as the band did of musicians like clarinet player Edmund Hall and bass player Walter Page the music's guaranteed to hit a spot. The four volumes that made up the title VIC DICKENSON SEPTET are all here, and without exception the music embodies warmth and spontaneity is such measures that even the dead might rise if sufficiently exposed to it.

As such this is a set that's worth buying for the first disc alone, especially at the price, and it earns the 5-star rating on its own too. Given the exceptional qualities of that music it's maybe not surprising that the second disc is a case of diminishing returns. Once the balance of the septet titles is out of the way the four tracks from MAINSTREAM by Andy Gibson and his Orchestra confirms the cliché involving exactly what it says on the tin.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By F. I. Sant on 19 Feb. 2013
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I had some of these on 10inch LPs as a teenager. Someone once said that the Vic Dickenson Septet invented Mainstream jazz but I think it's what small groups of swing players had been doing since the thirties. However these recordings defined it. listen to the intensely swinging Ed Hall, Ruby Braff's youthful enthusiasm and Dickenson's expressive trombone work. The rhythm section has Jo Jones, Basie's finest drummer, Sir Charles Thompson Walter Page and Steve Jordan and it fairly bounces the music along. Waller's "Keeping Out of Mischief Now" is my favourite track. One caveat is that I have the Septet recordings on a Vanguard CD also and that sounds a little better. There seems to be more depth to the rhythm section.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By DaveM on 11 May 2013
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This music will always sound good - I don't know if it was the first recording to be dubbed "Mainstream", but it's certainly one of the best examples. The whole of the first disc + one track comes from four 10 inch albums and was available for a time (quite expensively if I remember) as "The Essential Vic Dickenson". From the first notes of "Russian Lullaby" - a Desert Island track if I ever heard one - the septet just spin out a string of beautiful solos across 12 performances. Dickenson has a wonderful tone and sounds more modern than you might expect for 1953 - possibly his style has influenced contemporary players more than bebop. Edmond Hall is consistently high quality and Ruby Braff belies the fact that this was one of his early sessions.
The set is completed by a decent big band track, three by a sextet - not quite the solo quality (apart from Dickenson) as the septet sessions, and two very good All Star tracks which include fine work from Buck Clayton. To add to that -yes there's more- there are seven singles 4 by Louis Armstrong 7 and 3 by Scatman Crothers. Perhaps a bit lightweight compared with the Septet sessions but good nonetheless. Avid are performing a major service to listeners with this series of albums.
Timeless music - the true meaning of classic.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Barry McCanna TOP 500 REVIEWER on 7 Nov. 2012
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The four Septet albums were recorded in December 1953 (Volumes 1 & 2) and November 1954 (Volumes 3 & 4) and released originally on four somewhat sparse 10" LPs. Subsequently they were reissued on a Vanguard 2-CD set, whereas Avid has accommodated all but one of the twelve tracks on the first CD. The twelfth kicks off the second CD, and is followed by just two tracks recorded in August 1958 by Vic Dickenson's All Star Jazz Group from the Atlantic album, "Mainstream" (the remainder of which comprised recordings by the Joe Thomas Group). We then hear four September 1946 singles recordings by Louis Armstrong & his Hot Seven, then fast forward to late 1959 and the RCA Victor album "Mainstream Jazz" (which is in stereo) for three tracks by The Mainstream Sextet, and one by a 14-piece big band directed by Andy Gibson. The second CD concludes with three singles featuring vocalist Scatman Crothers recorded in February 1948.

The earlier Septet date features Ruby Braff on trumpet, Edmond Hall on clarinet, Sir Charles Thompson on piano, Steve Jordan on guitar, Walter Page on bass and Les Erksine on drums. For the later date, Braff was replaced by Shad Collins (but guested on two numbers) and Erskine by Jo Jones. Les Erskine was extremely capable, but the rhythm section notched up a gear with the pairing of Walter Page and Jo Jones. None of the numbers was less than four-and-a-half minutes in length, and half of them exceed eight minutes. Thus there is a relaxed feel to the sessions, in which every player has the opportunity to improvise in his own good time, without ever diverting from the overall swing. These albums were very well received at the time, and their reappearance is most welcome.
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