Monday, April 10, 2017

HAROLD VICK – Don't Look Back (Strata-East – SES-7431 / LP-1974)




Label: Strata-East – SES-7431
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album / Country: US / Released: 1974
Style: Contemporary Jazz, Modal, Hard Bop
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Generation Sound Studio, New York City.
Album Design, Art Supervision – Creative Hands, Inc.
Photography – Jim Dunn
Engineer [Recording] – Eddie Korvin
Mastered By – David Crawford
Mixed By – Tony May
Produced – Harold Vick / Blue Rock Studio, New York City
Matrix / Runout (Side A etched): SES-7431-A
Matrix / Runout (Side B etched): SES-7431-B

A1 - Don't Look Back ...................................................................................... 6:04
A2 - Melody for Bu .......................................................................................... 7:22
A3 - Senor Zamora ......................................................................................... 5:40
B1 - Stop and Cop .......................................................................................... 6:38
B2 - Lucille ...................................................................................................... 9:20
B3 - Prayer ..................................................................................................... 1:05

All compositions by Harold Vick

Personnel:
Harold Vick – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute, bass clarinet
Virgil Jones – trumpet, flugelhorn (tracks A1-A3)
Kiane Zawadi – euphonium (tracks A1-A3)
Joe Bonner – electric piano, piano, percussion, tuba
George Davis – guitar, flute (tracks A1-B1)
Sam Jones – bass (tracks A1-B2)
Billy Hart – drums, percussion (tracks A1-B2)
Jimmy Hopps – percussion (track B1)

"Don't Look Back" is an album led by American saxophonist Harold Vick recorded in 1974 and released on the Strata-East label.


This is one of my favourite Strata-East albums and a complete joy to listen to. There's something unique about Harold Vick's saxaphone sound that made me want to look deeper into his career.
"Don't Look Back" was recorded and released in the wake of Harold Vick's recovery from a heart attack, which may partially explain the passion with which he approaches his playing throughout.



One of the best-ever Strata East sessions! The album's a masterfully conceived session by reed player Harold Vick – best known to the world as the funky tenorist from albums by John Patton and Jack McDuff in the 60s, but emerging here as an incredibly sensitive soul jazz player, capable of turning out some incredibly sophisticated and emotional compositions. Vick produced and wrote all the material on the album, and other players include Joe Bonner, Virgil Jones, and Sam Jones. The record's darn tough to find, and is a treasure all the way through. Titles include "Don't Look Back", "Melody For Bu", "Stop & Cop", "Senor Zamora"  and "Lucille".  (Dusty Groove, Inc.)



If you find it, buy this album!

20 comments:

  1. HAROLD VICK – Don't Look Back (LP-1974)
    Vinyl Rip/FLAC+Artwork

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  2. What a beautiful sound!

    Thank you for these Strata-East sessions, Vitko.

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  3. Thank you, Vitko! I can now throw away my lossy version!

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  4. Thank you very much

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  5. Harold Vick? Strata-East? What's not to love? Many thanks for this and all these great SE albums.

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  6. Nice to see your into Strata East uploads finally - I pray that first Piano Choir double LP and the Bass Violin Choir album will come here as part of this series - PLEASE

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  7. Thanks so much for these three Strata East "Easter Eggs". Three records to discover. What a great present. Easter holidays may come and time to listen.

    Uwe (from Germany)

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    1. Rejoice at Easter and enjoy the leisure time. Cheers Uwe.

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  8. Thanks for the post! Strata East is definitely one of my favorite labels but this one is still missing in my collection...
    Mister W

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  9. Thank you very much, Vitko, for this ultra Hi-Fi rip. I had this one on a regular fidelity mp3 rip.

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  10. Thanks for this great music.

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  11. thanks Vitko indeed a fantastic upgrade!

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    1. I'll add, of course, even more good music .... what else? :)

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  13. Very nice mainstream LP. As far as I know, never available in lossless digital format until this rip. Thanks, Vitko.

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  14. Vitko, thanks. Now I'v'e got three whole Vick albums!
    Discogs lists seven (and there's one more out there under the pseudonym of "Sir Edward", sort of a Pharoah Sanders rip off, er - tribute.)

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