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A Sense of Direction

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Released  1961
A Sense of Direction (1961)  Relativity (1962)
Release date  1961
Producer  Esmond Edwards
Length  40:54
Artist  Walt Dickerson
Label  Universal Music LLC
Genre  Jazz
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Recorded  May 5, 1961 Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Similar  This Is Walt Dickerson!, Relativity, To My Queen, Impressions of a Patch of Blue, Tenderness

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A Sense of Direction is the second album led by vibraphonist and composer Walt Dickerson recorded in 1961 and released on the New Jazz label.



AllMusic awarded the album 4½ stars with its review by Steve Huey stating, "If it's a shade less challenging and inventive than This Is Walt Dickerson!, A Sense of Direction compensates by making Dickerson's innovations more accessible and inviting". Down Beat reviewer Pete Welding wrote "if it is only slightly less adventurous than his initial recording, it is still an ardent collection -- primarily of ballads -- treated with unflagging invention and restrain ...Were it not for the slight conventionality of some of the numbers, the rating would have been five stars."

Track listing

All compositions by Walt Dickerson except as indicated

  1. "Sense of Direction" - 6:00
  2. "Ode to Boy" - 5:30
  3. "Togetherness" - 3:00
  4. "What's New?" (Johnny Burke, Bob Haggart) - 4:44
  5. "Good Earth" - 3:33
  6. "Why" - 4:48
  7. "You Go to My Head" (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) - 8:19
  8. "If I Should Lose You" (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) - 5:00


  • Walt Dickerson - vibraphone
  • Austin Crowe – piano
  • Edger Bateman – bass
  • Eustis Guillemet Jr. – drums
  • Songs

    1Sense Of Direction (Instrumental)6:00
    2Ode To Boy (Instrumental)5:31
    3Togetherness (Instrumental)2:58


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