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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Steppin' Out - Harold Vick

Harold Vick (April 3, 1936 – November 13, 1987) was an American hard bop and soul jazz saxophonist and flautist born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Vick released several albums as leader during the 1960s and 70s, and worked with Grant Green, Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff and Shirley Scott, among others as sideman. Vick also played with Nat Adderley, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Mercer Ellington, Sarah Vaughan, Billy Taylor, Donald Byrd, Horace Silver, Ray Charles & Gene Ammons. He played in films such as Stardust Memories and Cotton Club, in which he played a musician. He also was in the Spike Lee film School Days. He featured on the soundtrack for She's Gotta Have It.
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Harold Vick, tenor saxophone; Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Grant Green, guitar; John Patton, organ; Ben Dixon, drums.

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