Walt Dickerson

Walt Dickerson made an impact when he first emerged in the early '60s -- he won the Down Beat Critic's Poll as New Star in 1962 -- but as the years passed he became much less visible.

Born in Philadelphia, PA (April 16, 1928), Dickerson graduated from Morgan State College in 1953. After serving in the Army from 1953-1955, he settled in California, where he led a band that included Andrew Cyrille and Andrew Hill. In his early-'60s heyday, Dickerson played the clubs on the New York scene. He worked with Sun Ra, recording 'Jazz Impressions of Lawrence of Arabia' (1963,) 'Walt Dickerson Plays Unity' (1964,) and 'Impressions of a Patch of Blue' in 1965. Shortly thereafter, Dickerson retired from performing for nearly a decade and returning in 1975.

In the years 1977-1978, he made the bulk of his recordings for the Steeplechase label, which included duos with Sun Ra, guitarist Pierre...

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Walt Dickerson Albums

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