The liner notes to the Complete Prestige Recordings box set say that Dolphy "collapsed in his hotel room in Berlin and when brought to the hospital he was diagnosed as being in a diabetic coma. He had mastered jazz. The album Far Cry contains his performance of the Gross-Lawrence standard "Tenderly" on alto saxophone,[44] and, on his subsequent tour of Europe, Billie Holiday's "God Bless the Child" was featured in his sets. Hancock abstracts and deconstructs the song form with imaginative polytonal overlays, allowing Dolphy to transcend the harmonic backgrounds and superimpose his own exploratory brand of calculated dissonance and speaking-in-tongues hosannas over the top. [12] Before he left for Europe in 1964, Dolphy left papers and other effects with his friends Hale Smith and Juanita Smith. [63], Dolphy was posthumously inducted into the Down Beat magazine Hall of Fame in 1964. [14] He graduated in 1947, then attended Los Angeles City College, during which time he played contemporary classical works such as Stravinsky's L'Histoire du soldat and, along with Jimmy Knepper and Art Farmer, performed with Roy Porter's 17 Beboppers,[14] He went on to make eight recordings with Porter by 1949. ERIC DOLPHY / The Great Concert Of Eric Dolphy (1974. Dolphy occasionally recorded unaccompanied saxophone solos;[41] his only predecessors were the tenor players Coleman Hawkins (most notably "Picasso", 1948[42]) and Sonny Rollins (for example "Body and Soul", 1958[43]), making Dolphy the first to do so on alto. Died: June 29, 1964 in Berlin, Germany. The Charles Mingus Live in '64 Jazz Icon DVD is an incredible record of one of the best jazz ensembles to ever play together. (See Berlin Concerts, The Complete Uppsala Concert, Eric Dolphy in Europe Volumes 1, 2, and 3 (1 and 3 were also released as Copenhagen Concert), and Stockholm Sessions. Dolphy's musical presence was influential to many young jazz musicians who would later become prominent. [34][1] The first, sounding closer to hard bop than some later releases,[35][36] was recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's studio in New Jersey with trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, who shared rooms with Dolphy for a time when they both first arrived in New York. Dolphy was one of several multi-instrumentalists to gain prominence in the 1960s. This is a fairly new release and is an excellent example of the always interesting and billiant work of Eric Dolphy who passed much too soon. Dolphy's virtuoso instrumental abilities and unique style of jazz, deeply emotional and free but strongly rooted in tradition and structured composition, heavily influenced such musicians as Anthony Braxton,[58] members of the Art Ensemble of Chicago,[59] Oliver Lake,[60] Arthur Blythe,[61] Don Byron,[62] and Evan Parker. [7] Following his discharge in 1953, he returned to L.A., where he worked with many musicians, including Buddy Collette, Eddie Beal, and Gerald Wilson,[7] to whom he later dedicated the tune "G.W. This sextet worked at the Five Spot before playing at Cornell University and Town Hall in New York (both were recorded: Cornell 1964 and Town Hall Concert) and subsequently touring Europe. Reviewed in the United States on September 27, 2017, Reviewed in the United States on May 6, 2015, Reviewed in the United States on January 10, 2015, Reviewed in the United States on February 28, 2006. In early 1964, he joined Mingus' working band again,[7] along with Jaki Byard, Johnny Coles, and Clifford Jordan. [1] He began music lessons at age six, studying clarinet and saxophone privately. "Fire Waltz" demonstrates perfectly how the bonfire burns from inside the soul of these five brilliant provocateurs, as Dolphy 's sour alto and Little 's dour trumpet signify their new thing. 8:26 PREVIEW Iron Man (Live… ", recorded on Outward Bound. He could make it in a classical group. [24]) He was later among the musicians who worked on Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus in 1963, and is featured on "Hora Decubitus". I was very excited when the CD originally came out and bought it shortly after its release. This album features Dolphy's fully developed avant-garde yet structured compositional style rooted in tradition. [1], Dolphy was engaged to marry Joyce Mordecai, a classically trained dancer who resided in Paris. [30] A 2001 Pablo box set drawing on recordings of Coltrane's performances from his European tours of the early 1960s feature tunes absent from releases of the 1961 Village Vanguard material, such as "My Favorite Things", which Dolphy performs on flute.[31]. Better Git Hit In Your Soul: 11:28: Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting (Part 1) 5:15: Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting (Part 2) 6:54: Folk Forms, No. Hugely recommended to all fans and new listeners to Eric. solo per collezionisti, ma anche no. 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Before a concert in Oslo, he informed Mingus that he planned to stay in Europe after their tour was finished, partly because he had become disillusioned with the United States' reception to musicians who were trying something new. That year also saw a Dolphy tribute by a Berlin-based group led by Gebhard Ullmann, who had previously founded a quartet named Out to Lunch in 1983. In 1964, Dolphy signed with Blue Note and recorded Out to Lunch! Maybe put a Dolphy or Booker Little album on the turntable? US, 7-tracks, triple LP box set with insert, repackaging the albums 'Live At The Five Spot' & the 'Eric Dolphy Memorial Album', all recorded live on July 16th 1961 in New York, engineer – Rudy Van Gelder. 3 (Live) 1961 Compilations. Pianist Geri Allen analyzed Dolphy's music for her master's thesis at the University of Pittsburgh,[68] and paid tribute to Dolphy in tunes like "Dolphy's Dance," recorded and released on her 1992 album Maroons. Eric Dolphy LIVE AT THE FIVE SPOT 1 CD. Dolphy is accompanied by the Misha Mengelberg trio on the album. with Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, Richard Davis and Tony Williams. Eric Allan Dolphy is simply the most important jazz multi-instrumentist ever, if such "rankings" should apply in music. Authorized releases are those issued with Dolphy's input and approval, with all but the Blue Note LP appearing in Dolphy's lifetime. [12][51], On June 27, 1964, Dolphy traveled to Berlin to play with a trio led by Karl Berger at the opening of a jazz club called The Tangent. 1961 Preview SONG TIME Woody'n You. Eric didn't use any drugs. Charles Mingus said, "Usually, when a man dies, you remember—or you say you remember—only the good things about him. Eric Dolphy was a musician's musician, ... Go buy The Complete Eric Dolphy and Booker Little Live at the Five Spot, Out to Lunch and one of the albums he did with Charles Mingus, like Mingus at Antibes or Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus. [71] Additionally, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors designated June 20 as Eric Dolphy Day. 2. Please try again. After being issued haphazardly over the next 30 years, a comprehensive box set featuring all of the recorded music from the Vanguard was released on Impulse! Dolphy and John Coltrane knew each other long before they formally played together, having met when Coltrane was in Los Angeles with Johnny Hodges in 1954. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 28, 2013. The attending hospital physicians did not know that Dolphy was a diabetic and decided on a stereotypical view of jazz musicians related to substance abuse,[11] that he had overdosed on drugs. [67] and included a Dolphy tribute entitled "The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue" on his 1970 album Weasels Ripped My Flesh. After being administered a shot of insulin he lapsed into insulin shock and died". American jazz alto saxophonist, flautist, and bass clarinetist. Recorded live at the University of Illinois on March 10, 1963. Charles Mingus's "Eclipse" from this album is one of the rare instances where Dolphy solos on soprano clarinet (others being "Warm Canto" from Mal Waldron's The Quest,[39] "Densities" from the compilation Vintage Dolphy,[40] and "Song For The Ram's Horn" from an unreleased recording from a 1962 Town Hall concert). Last Date, originally a radio broadcast of a concert in Hilversum in the Netherlands, features Misha Mengelberg and Han Bennink, although it was not Dolphy's last public performance. [52] He was apparently seriously ill when he arrived, and during the first concert was barely able to play. [69] In the United States, the arts group Seed Artists presented a two-day festival entitled Eric Dolphy: Freedom of Sound in Montclair, NJ that year. Dolphy was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. The combination of Clifford Brown and Eric Dolphy together on any recording will likely have … Frank Zappa acknowledged Dolphy as a musical influence in the liner notes to the 1966 album Freak Out! Around 1962–63, one of Dolphy's working bands included the pianist Herbie Hancock, who can be heard on The Illinois Concert, Gaslight 1962, and the unissued Town Hall concert with poet Ree Dragonette. He was a fine lead alto in a big band. Brief content visible, double tap to read full content. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. In Stock. [14] While still in junior high, he began to study the oboe, aspiring to a professional symphonic career,[14] and received a two-year scholarship to study at the music school of the University of Southern California. Please try again. Hancock reacts to the shamanistic energy of Dolphy's improvisations with the kind of exploratory open voicings and emotional urgency that characterized Bobby Hutcherson's vibraphone work on Out to Lunch!, save that no two-mallet vibist could hope to approximate the rich chordal canvas Hancock portrays on "Softly as a Morning Sunrise." [53] On June 29, Dolphy died after falling into a diabetic coma. ON SALE + Quick Add. [56] His headstone bears the inscription "He Lives In His Music."[14]. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. His use of the bass clarinet helped to establish the instrument within jazz. They gave him some detox stuff and he died, and nobody ever went into that club in Berlin again. ON SALE + Quick Add. Dolphy, for all his unique and decidedly individual style, was a remarkably emphatic player. ingo fourteen "Eric Dolphy Quintet - live at the Gaslight Inn, October 1962" has same recording date and location, same personel, but instead of 'I Got Rhythm' it has 'Oh, Lady Be Good' at B2,with Joe Carroll - voc. It is often considered his magnum opus. Top 3 live jazz albums of all time? Unable to add item to List. They worked at the Showplace during 1960 (memorialized in the poem "Mingus at the Showplace" by William Matthews[21]), and recorded two albums together, Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus and Mingus at Antibes, the latter featuring Booker Ervin on almost all tracks and Bud Powell guesting on "I'll Remember April". Posthumous releases are listed by recording date, rather than release date. [11] With the group he became known to a wider audience and was able to tour extensively through 1958–59, when he parted ways with Hamilton and moved to New York City. Eric Dolphy In Europe, Vol. From a vinyl junkie to all of you; have a great rest of the weekend and stay safe. After repeated listenings, I feel it's a mild disappointment, but it's certainly of high musical quality and of more than simple historical interest. The rhythm section consisted of Richard Davis, Mal Waldron and Ed Blackwell. In an AllMusicreview of volume 1, Michael G. Nastos stated that Dolphy's group had "developed into a role model for all progressive jazz combos to come", while "[t]he combined power of Dolphy and Little -- exploring overt but in retrospect not excessive dissonance and atonality -- made them a target for critics but admired among the burgeoning progressive post-bop scene." 10:24 PREVIEW When the Lights Are Low. Dolphy and Little also co-led a quintet at the Five Spot during 1961. He was left in a hospital bed for the drugs to run their course. "[29], The initial release of Coltrane's residency at the Vanguard selected three tracks, only one of which featured Dolphy. ON SALE + Quick Add. During this time, Dolphy participated in other recording sessions with Mingus for the Candid label and took part in the Newport Rebels session. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Intriguing and worthwhile but not his best, Reviewed in the United States on April 4, 2001. Mingus then named the blues they had been performing "So Long Eric". [71], In 2014, marking 50 years since Dolphy's death, Berlin-based pianists Alexander von Schlippenbach and Aki Takase led a project, So Long, Eric!, celebrating Dolphy's music and featuring musicians such as Han Bennink, Karl Berger, Tobias Delius, Axel Dörner, and Rudi Mahall. Dolphy intended to settle in Europe with his fiancée Joyce Mordecai, who was working in the ballet scene in Paris. The man was absolutely without a need to hurt. Still, as much as one might cherish their contributions to such Dolphy classics as Far Cry and Live at the Five Spot, nothing can prepare you for the concert experience of Dolphy's 1963 working band featuring a startling young pianist from the next generation, 23-year-old Herbie Hancock. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. [23] In 1961, Dolphy left Mingus' band and went to Europe for a few months, where he was recorded in Scandinavia and Berlin. When the sextet performed Meditations in Belgium, they played flawlessly, with Eric Dolphy standing out on both flute and bass clarinet and Mingus experimenting with techniques and timbres on bass and with dropping objects onto the piano's strings during the performance. His association with the label spanned 13 albums recorded from April 1960 to September 1961, though he was not the leader for all of the sessions. [12][72], Dolphy's compositions are the inspiration for many tribute albums, such as Oliver Lake's Prophet and Dedicated to Dolphy, Jerome Harris' Hidden In Plain View,[73] Otomo Yoshihide's re-imagining of Out to Lunch!,[74] Silke Eberhard's Potsa Lotsa: The Complete Works of Eric Dolphy,[75] and Aki Takase and Rudi Mahall's duo album Duet For Eric Dolphy.[76]. Eric Dolphy was a musician's musician, and over the course of his brief but incandescent career, he played and recorded with some of the finest pianists of his generation, including Jaki Byard and Mal Waldron. He was a diabetic—all they had to do was take a blood test and they would have found that out. Authorized releases are those issued with Dolphy's input and approval, with all but the Blue Note LP appearing in Dolphy's lifetime. While Dolphy's music is often classified as free-jazz, his compositions were in fact angular and full of unorthodox harmonic ideas, preferring wide intervals. [14] He performed Edgard Varèse's Density 21.5 for solo flute at the Ojai Music Festival in 1962,[46] and participated in Gunther Schuller's and John Lewis's Third Stream efforts of the 1960s. This aspect of the second great quintet is an ironic footnote for Davis, who was critical of Dolphy's music: in a 1964 Down Beat "Blindfold Test", Miles quipped: "The next time I see [Dolphy] I'm going to step on his foot. [49], After Out to Lunch! He was hospitalized that night, but his condition worsened. Dolphy's recording career as a leader began with Prestige. [50] He also planned to form a band with Woody Shaw and Billy Higgins, and was writing a string quartet, Love Suite. Enjoy your collections. B. Spellman's Four Jazz Lives, was preparing himself to play with Cecil Taylor. And one of the albums he did with Coltrane- I'd recommend Ole. Eric Dolphy - Flute, Alto Sax, Bass Clarinet Idrees Sulieman, Trumpet Rune Owferman, Piano Jimmy Woode, Bass Sture Kallin, Drums 1. Dolphy's first two albums as leader were Outward Bound and Out There; both featured cover artwork by Richard "Prophet" Jennings. Dolphy, Mingus said, "was a complete musician. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. [32] Little's leader date for Candid, Out Front, featured Dolphy mainly on alto sax, though he played bass clarinet and flute on some ensemble passages. [48] The sessions are perhaps most famous for the three duets Dolphy performs with bassist Richard Davis on "Alone Together", "Ode To Charlie Parker", and "Come Sunday"; the aforementioned release Muses adds another take of "Alone Together" and an original composition for duet from which the album takes its name. Style: Bop. Out to Lunch! Dolphy also admired the Italian flute virtuoso Severino Gazzelloni, after whom he named his composition Gazzelloni.[47]. Biography Eric Dolphy was a jazz multi-instrumentalist playing alto saxophone and flute, but also popularizing bass clarinet within jazz. Some releases with Dolphy as a sideman were issued much later than the date of the recording session. 6. Dolphy worked intermittently with Ron Carter and Freddie Hubbard throughout his career, and in later years he hired Herbie Hancock, Bobby Hutcherson and Woody Shaw to work in his live and studio bands. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. [12] At age thirteen he received a "Superior" award on clarinet from the California School Band and Orchestra festival. Certainly the Coltrane Village Vanguard sessions featuring Dolphy are masterpieces; however, he has more room to blow in this setting. [77][78] The film includes video clips from Dolphy's TV appearances, along with interviews with the members of the Misha Mengelberg trio, with whom Dolphy recorded in June 1964, as well as commentary from Buddy Collette, Ted Curson, Jaki Byard, Gunther Schuller, and Richard Davis. And one of the albums he did with Coltrane- … He could fit anywhere. in 1997, called The Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings. and an appearance on pianist/composer Andrew Hill's Blue Note album Point of Departure, Dolphy left for Europe with Charles Mingus' sextet in early 1964. featured yet another young performer, drummer Tony Williams, and Dolphy's participation on Hill's Point of Departure session brought him into contact with the tenor player Joe Henderson. In Stock. 1 Prestige-Fantasy 2004 . 7:59 PREVIEW Glad to Be Unhappy (Live) 8. [64] John Coltrane paid tribute to Dolphy in an interview: "Whatever I'd say would be an understatement. [1] One night was documented and has been released on three volumes of At the Five Spot as well as the compilation Here and There. Cornell 1964 is a live album by the Charles Mingus Sextet, featuring Eric Dolphy. Find Eric Dolphy discography, albums and singles on AllMusic Posthumous releases are listed by recording date, rather than release date. While certain details of his death are still disputed, it is largely accepted that he fell into a coma caused by undiagnosed diabetes. This excellent 2-CD set collects together all the extended quintet performances by the great multi-instrumentalist Eric Dolphy(1928-1964) recorded live on July 16, 1961 towards the end of a two-week engagement at the Five Spot in New York. Rare Jazz Live in Europe: Eric Dolphy Last Concerts 1964 Eric Dolphy died, only 36, for a diabetic coma, june 29, 1964 in Berlin, during his European tournée . Left Alone 2. Eric Dolphy Quintet. [14] By 1946, he was co-director of the Youth Choir at the Westminster Presbyterian Church run by Reverend Hampton B. Hawes, father of the jazz pianist. [1] On a few occasions, he also played the clarinet and piccolo. [54] Unbeknownst to doctors, Dolphy was a teetotaler who didn’t smoke cigarettes or take drugs.[11]. Dolphy was the subject of a 1991 documentary titled Last Date, directed by Hans Hylkema, written by Hylkema and Thierry Bruneau, and produced by Akka Volta. SO LONG ERIC-HOMAGE TO ERIC DOLPHY CD. Carter, Hancock and Williams would go on to become one of the quintessential rhythm sections of the decade, both together on their own albums and as the backbone of Miles Davis's second great quintet. $11.24 $12.49. Although Coltrane's quintets with Dolphy (including the Village Vanguard and Africa/Brass sessions) are now well regarded, they originally provoked Down Beat magazine to brand Coltrane and Dolphy's music as 'anti-jazz'.
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