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Walt Dickerson: A Patch of Blue

Read "A Patch of Blue" reviewed by Derek Taylor

The number of recordings featuring Sun Ra as a sideman can easily be counted one hand and this disc’s near legendary status in the fringes of jazz folklore stems largely from his presence here in just such a capacity. Dickerson’s sparse 60’s discography is even greater reason to celebrate the reissue of this previously scarce material. Add to these factors the strange nature of the music itself, a series of improvisations based on the score to a relatively obscure film ...


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