Dickerson, Walt – “To My Queen” – [New Jazz Records]
Walt Dickerson’s dazzling vibe playing is stunning on this release. Andrew Hill’s piano, George Tucker’s bass (bowed on God Bless), and Andrew Cyrille’s drums are just as lush and gorgeous. The players share a very intelligent conversation and free jazz improv association. “To My Queen” is heart felt and honest, a powerful tribute that certainly convinced me of how Walt Dickerson felt about his wife. Fine and original interpretations of two standards on Side B. Very moving, first rate 1960’s jazz.