The Magic Touch (Tadd Dameron album)

The Magic Touch
Studio album by Tadd Dameron
Released 1962
Recorded New York, February - April, 1962
Genre Jazz
Label Riverside / Original Jazz Classics
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Tadd Dameron chronology
Mating Call
The Magic Touch
Professional ratings
Review scores
Down Beat[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[3]

The Magic Touch is a 1962 album by jazz arranger Tadd Dameron and His Orchestra, released on Riverside Records.

The Allmusic Review of the line-up says that "one has to be in awe of them, and that only Dameron was able to convene such a band of extraordinary jazz performers in their prime."[4]

The album has since been reissued many times on Original Jazz Classics, most recently in 2008.[4]


In his Down Beat magazine review critic John S. Wilson awarded the album three stars and wrote: "Although Dameron's arrangements are, for the most part, designed as settings for soloists, neither the soloists nor the arrangements generate much interest."[1]

Track listing

All songs composed by Dameron except where noted.

  1. "On a Misty Night"
  2. "Listen Now!"
  3. "Just Plain Talkin'"
  4. "If You Could See Me Now" (Dameron, Sigman)
  5. "Our Delight"
  6. "Dial B for Beauty"
  7. "Look, Stop and Listen "
  8. "Bevan's Birthday"
  9. "You're a Joy "
  10. "Swift as the Wind"




  1. 1 2 Down Beat: September 27, 1962 Vol. 29, No.25
  2. Allmusic review
  3. Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 56. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  4. 1 2 Nastos, Michael G. at allmusic
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