Walter Roland Dickerson(born April 16, 1928 or 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - [ died [May 15]], 2008) was a jazz vibraphone player most associated with post-bop.
He graduated from Morgan State University in 1953 and after two years in the Army he settled in California. There he started to gain attention leading a band with Andrew Hill and Andrew Cyrille, but it was his later time in New York City that earned him full notice. In 1962 Downbeat named him the best…
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