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Ron Carter with Eric Dolphy & Mal WaldronWhere? ... CD
New Jazz/OJC, 1961. Used ... $3.99
A haunting and unusual batch of tracks from bassist Ron Carter – working here with a group that includes spiritual modernists Eric Dolphy on reeds and Mal Waldron on piano – both players who really add a lot to the set! In a way, the album's more like Dolphy's own work as a leader from the time than the sort of music usually associated with Carter – and Ron really seems to let the reedman shape the overall sound of the set with his tremendous work on alto, flute, and bass clarinet. Carter plays a bit of cello in addition to his bass – giving the record a nicely eerie sound at points – and Waldron's piano, as always, is excellent during this point in his career. Titles include Randy Weston's "Where" and "Saucer Eyes", plus "Bass Duet", which features Carter dueting with George Duvivier, and a very nice version of "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise". CD

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✨✧ John Coltrane Featuring Eric DolphyComplete November 18 1961 Paris Concerts ... CD
Gambit (Spain), 1961. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
... CD

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Eric DolphyEric Dolphy At The Five Spot Vol 2 ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1961. Used ... $5.99
Searing live work from Eric Dolphy – part of a series of recordings that set a whole new standard for live jazz recording! The record features Dolphy going even farther out than on his studio sides from the time – as the record features very long tracks performed by a crack group that includes Booker Little on trumpet, Mal Waldron on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums. Despite the length of the tracks, Dolphy isn't as far out as on later European live recordings – but the performance is a great example of his inventiveness within a mainstream structure, and the modernist tendencies of both Waldron and Little shine very brightly in the set. The concert was one of Little's last (and greatest) recordings – sometimes billed as a "memorial", even though he was still alive when it was done – and titles on this volume include "Aggression" and "Like Someone In Love". CD
(Out of print early Japanese pressing.)

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Eric DolphyEric Dolphy Septet With Donald Byrd – Paris 1964 ... CD
Hi Hat, New Copy ... About June 29, 2018
... CD

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✨✧ Eric DolphyIron Man ... LP
Douglas/Celluloid, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A seminal set from Eric Dolphy – one of his most perfectly realized moments at the head of a larger ensemble – and a record that definitely set the tone for countless spiritual jazz sessions of the 70s! Dolphy recorded this session for Alan Douglas in 1962, and it features a larger array of players than you'll find on most of his records for other labels – the cream of the "new thing" players that were around New York at the time, including Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Woody Shaw on trumpet, Prince Lasha on flute, Sonny Simmons on alto, and even Clifford Jordan on soprano sax – making a rare appearance on record on that instrument! Together, the players create a set of soundscapes that lies somewhere between Dolphy's Out To Lunch album, and some of the more modernist work by Mingus – a stunning batch of tracks that go out, but never too far. Titles include "Ode to CP", "Burning Spear", "Iron Man", and "Mandrake". LP, Vinyl record album

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Eric DolphyOut There ... CD
New Jazz/OJC, 1960. Used ... $2.99
Eric Dolphy's second album as a leader – and already a bold step forward from the first! The format here changes from the more standard lineup of before – as Dolphy drops out other horn players, loses the piano, and brings the cello of Ron Carter into the frontline! Backing is by the bass of George Duvivier and the drums of Roy Haynes – and the mix of cello and bass creates the freely spirited sound that allows Dolphy to take off on even freer solo flights. The session has a very moody, very dark feel – especially on the tracks where Dolphy is playing B flat and bass clarinet – and titles include "The Baron", "Eclipse", "Sketch Of Melba", "Feathers", and "17 West". CD

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Eric DolphyStockholm Sessions (with bonus track) ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $13.99
Live European work by Eric Dolphy – caught in a setting that was often freer and more creative than his American recordings! The work on the set is pulled from 2 different sessions – one with a group that includes with Idrees Sulieman on trumpet, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Rune Ofwerman on piano; the other with no trumpet, just piano, bass, and drums session, with Woode on bass again. All titles are relatively long – with Dolphy playing a spiritual mix of flute, alto, and bass clarinet – and the tunes are a strong mix of originals and standards, with titles that include "Sorino", "Loss", "Ann", "Alone", and "Geewee". CD features the bonus track "Sorino (alt take)". CD
(Part of the Enja Jazz Master Works series!)

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✨✧ Chico Hamilton with Eric DolphyTruth ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1959. Used ... $14.99
Some of the best work we've ever heard from Eric Dolphy's years with Chico Hamilton – and tracks that don't appear to be on any of the Warner Brothers albums from the time! If you're not familiar with the work of this group, it's great – and represents a key point in both the career of Dolphy and Hamilton – as the former really got the chance to open up with the lyrical freedom he'd display even more strongly in the 60s, and the latter was graced with a great chance-taking reedman that would help inspire his best experiments of later years. The group's a quintet with Dolphy on a variety of reeds, Hamilton on drums, Dennis Budimir on guitar, Nathan Gershman on cello, and either Wyatt Ruther or Ralph Pena on bass. The lack of a piano and presence of three stringed instruments makes for a really unique sound – one that's very well suited to the sort of light lines on flute and alto that first grabbed attention for Dolphy's talents in the late 50s LA scene. Titles include "Champs Elysees", "Fat Mouth", "Theme For A Starlet", "Lullaby For Dreamers", "Cawn Pawn", "Lady E", "Truth", and "Opening". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ken McIntyre with Eric DolphyLooking Ahead ... CD
New Jazz/OJC, 1960. Used ... $6.99
A legendary meeting of these two modernists – and a record that's filled with sharp-edged new ideas! Both Ken McIntyre and Eric Dolphy play alto and flute on the album – and Dolphy contributes a bit of bass clarinet as well – and the pair receive a bit of straighter backing than usual from a trio that includes Walter Bishop on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. The soulful undercurrent in the rhythm section is nicely offset by the free-thinking reed work of Dolphy and McIntyre – and the record's got a slyly sinister edge that still holds up extremely well over the years. Titles include "Lautir", "Curtsy", "Dianna", and "Head Shakin". CD
(Out of print.)

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Charles Mingus, Max Roach, Eric Dolphy, et alNewport Rebels ... LP
Candid, 1960. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A classic early 60s session for Candid Records – put together by a group that includes Charles Mingus, Max Roach, and a host of other musicians who were working here as "Newport Rebels" – by setting up the Jazz Artists Guild Festival as a protest against the increasingly commercialized Newport date! And for the record, the group definitely live up to their name – really shaking off the easier modes popularized at the Newport festival, and coming across with a style that's much more modern, firey, and righteous! Other artists include Abbey Lincoln on vocals, Booker Little on trumpet, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Eric Dolphy on saxophone, and Jimmy Knepper on trombone – and titles include a great rendition of "Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do" – plus 2 other great originals, "Cliff Walk" by Booker Little and "Mysterious Blues" by Mingus. LP, Vinyl record album
(Barnaby reissue pressing, from the 70s. Cover has heavy waviness & moisture stains.)

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✨✧ Eric DolphyLast Date (non-gatefold) ... LP
Limelight, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fitting title for a great album – Eric Dolphy's last live recording, performed on June 2, 1964, with a trio of youngsters that included two of the greatest names in European avant garde jazz – Misha Mengelberg and Han Bennink! The sound is jagged and a bit free – showing the way towards even greater innovations that might have marked Dolphy's 60s years, had he not been taken from us so quickly! The album's filled with beautiful Dolphy playing in his late mode – on alto, flute, and bass clarinet – and tracks include "The Madrig Speaks, The Panther Walks", "Miss Ann", and "Hypochristmutreefuz". LP, Vinyl record album
(Second pressing in a non-gatefold cover – with a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Eric DolphyLast Date (Trip pressing) ... LP
Limelight/Trip, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fitting title for a great album – Eric Dolphy's last live recording, performed on June 2, 1964, with a trio of youngsters that included two of the greatest names in European avant garde jazz – Misha Mengelberg and Han Bennink! The sound is jagged and a bit free – showing the way towards even greater innovations that might have marked Dolphy's 60s years, had he not been taken from us so quickly! The album's filled with beautiful Dolphy playing in his late mode – on alto, flute, and bass clarinet – and tracks include "The Madrig Speaks, The Panther Walks", "Miss Ann", and "Hypochristmutreefuz". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Eric DolphyNaima ... CD
West Wind (Germany), 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Three tracks from June, 1964 performance in Paris – includes 'Naima', 'Ode To Charlie Parker', and 'Springtime'. CD
(Out of print. Marker over barcode.)

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✨✧ Eric DolphyOut To Lunch (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Eric Dolphy's lasting classics – and possibly the ultimate album of "new thing" jazz from the mid 60s! The record's got an even sharper edge than previous Dolphy recordings for Prestige – a really unique combination of instrumentation that includes Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Richard Davis on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – plus Dolphy on alto sax, flute, and bass clarinet. Although Dolphy's reed playing is as amazing as you'd expect, the real surprise here is Hutcherson, whose vibes ring out with this cold harsh tone that give a perfect edge to the set – bold and metallic, quite different than any work on vibes from previous players. Despite a large number of later recordings, Hutcherson almost never hit this sound again – except perhaps on a few Jackie McLean recordings – and it's his playing that gives the set such a unique sound. Titles include "Straight Up & Down", "Gazzelloni", "Hat & Bread", "Out To Lunch" and "Something Sweet Something Tender". CD

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✨✧ Eric DolphyOutward Bound ... CD
New Jazz/OJC, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Eric Dolphy's first album ever as a leader – recorded almost immediately after his arrival on the New York scene! The sound here is already bolder and stronger than the Dolphy experiments on the west coast – sharp-edged and freely exploratory, in a way that pushes the playful lyricism of the Chico Hamilton years aside, and reaches out into the new territory hinted at by the title! The group is a quintet that features Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Jaki Byard on piano, George Tucker on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums – and the overall sound is a beautiful mix of modernist hard bop and some of Dolphy's later freer styles. Dolphy plays his usual mix of alto, flute, and bass clarinet – and the tracks include "245", "Miss Toni", "Les", and "GW". CD

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✨✧ Eric DolphyOutward Bound (photo cover) ... LP
New Jazz, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Eric Dolphy's first album ever as a leader – recorded almost immediately after his arrival on the New York scene! The sound here is already bolder and stronger than the Dolphy experiments on the west coast – sharp-edged and freely exploratory, in a way that pushes the playful lyricism of the Chico Hamilton years aside, and reaches out into the new territory hinted at by the title! The group is a quintet that features Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Jaki Byard on piano, George Tucker on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums – and the overall sound is a beautiful mix of modernist hard bop and some of Dolphy's later freer styles. Dolphy plays his usual mix of alto, flute, and bass clarinet – and the tracks include "245", "Miss Toni", "Les", and "GW". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing in a black & white cover, with some moderate wear.)

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✨✧ Eric Dolphy & Booker LittleMemorial Album – Recorded Live At The Five Spot ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Part 3 to the Five Spot recordings from Eric Dolphy – issued here as a "memorial" to Booker Little, even though Little was still alive for the recording! The album features especially searing work from Dolphy, and was part of a series of recordings that set a whole new standard for live jazz recording. The record features Dolphy going even farther out than on his studio sides from the time – as the record features very long tracks performed by a crack group that includes Booker Little on trumpet, Mal Waldron on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums. Despite the length of the tracks, Dolphy isn't as far out as on later European live recordings – but the performance is a great example of his inventiveness within a mainstream structure, and the modernist tendencies of both Waldron and Little shine very brightly in the set. The concert was one of Little's last (and greatest) recordings – and titles include "Number Eight" and "Booker's Waltz". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Charles Mingus & Eric DolphyComplete Bremen Concert ... CD
Jazzlips (Spain), 1964. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Charles Mingus with Eric DolphyRevenge – The Legendary Paris Concerts ... CD
Revenge, 1964. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stupid title, but a record that features some excellent material from Mingus' fruitful trip to Europe in 1964! The 2CD set brings together live tracks recorded at the Salle Wagram in Paris, played by Mingus with a small group that includes Eric Dolphy, Clifford Jordan, Jaki Byard, and Dannie Richmond. Johnny Coles also plays trumpet on a haunting version of "So Long Eric", recorded very shortly before Dolphy's tragic early death – and the set features great long versions of "Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress, Then Blue Silk", "Meditations On Integration", and "Fables Of Faubus". Live Mingus is crucial to any fan of this genius – and the kinds of colors and creativity expressed in a live set like this are a key component to an understanding of his music! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eric DolphyEric Dolphy Memorial Album (aka Music Matador) ... LP
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Amazing work from Eric Dolphy – a record that's come out on a number of different labels, under a number of different names – but which is one of his most perfectly-realized sessions of the 60s, and one of his most spiritual albums ever! The record features a shifting lineup of players – almost presaging the ensemble modes that would rise more strongly in the post-Coltrane years – and Dolphy's chosen a strong group of associates, including Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Woody Shaw on trumpet, Clifford Jordan on soprano sax, Prince Lasha on flute, and Sonny Simmons on alto and bass clarinet. Dolphy plays flute, alto, and bass clarinet – and titles include "Love Me", a solo alto tune by Dolphy; "Alone Together", a duet with Davis' bass; a seminal take on "Jitterbug Waltz", completely reinventing the tune for new generations; and the massive "Music Matador". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Exodus pressing.)

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✨✧ Eric Dolphy with Ron CarterWhere? ... LP
New Jazz/Prestige, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
A haunting and unusual batch of tracks from bassist Ron Carter – working here with a group that includes spiritual modernists Eric Dolphy on reeds and Mal Waldron on piano – both players who really add a lot to the set! In a way, the album's more like Dolphy's own work as a leader from the time than the sort of music usually associated with Carter – and Ron really seems to let the reedman shape the overall sound of the set with his tremendous work on alto, flute, and bass clarinet. Carter plays a bit of cello in addition to his bass – giving the record a nicely eerie sound at points – and Waldron's piano, as always, is excellent during this point in his career. Titles include Randy Weston's "Where" and "Saucer Eyes", plus "Bass Duet", which features Carter dueting with George Duvivier, and a very nice version of "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Eric DolphyHere & There ... CD
Prestige/OJC, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sort of a "house cleaning" album, one in which Prestige collected together a number of unissued Dolphy tracks after his death – but still a strong one, and in a way, the record features music that's even a bit more far-reaching than some of the studio albums on Prestige. Dolphy plays a solo bass clarinet version of "God Bless The Child"; he plays with Booker Little and Mal Waldron on "Status Seeking"; he's on flute in a quartet with Jaki Byard on "April Fool"; and he plays with a pickup Danish rhythm section on an alternate take of "Don't Blame Me". CD

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✨✧ Eric Dolphy & Ron CarterMagic ... LP
Prestige, 1961/1975. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Excellent Prestige double LP reissue that pairs Eric Dolphy's classic Far Cry LP with Ron Carter's early Where? set. Dolphy and Carter play on both records, and they're joined by players like Jaki Byard, Roy Haynes, Booker Little, and Mal Waldron. Classic genius Dolphy material, with the tracks "Rally", "Miss Ann", "Far Cry", "Saucer Eyes", and a great version of "Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ George RussellGeorge Russell Sextet featuring Don Ellis & Eric Dolphy ... LP
Riverside/ABC, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A late 60s issue of material from some of Russell's earlier albums on Riverside – great sides from the early 60s featuring Russell at the head of a group of some of the better young modernists of the age, like Ellis, Dolphy, Pete La Roca, and Steve Swallow. The record features Russell-conceived versions of "Round Midnight", "Au Prive", and "Nardis" – as well as the originals "Thoughts" and "Blues In Orbit". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Mal Waldron, Richard Davis, Ed Blackwell, Donald HEric Dolphy & Booker Little Remembered Live At Sweet Basil ... LP
Paddle Wheel/King (Japan), 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great tribute to the memory of Eric Dolphy and Booker Little – particularly their classic Fire Waltz album! The group features Donald Harrison on alto and bass clarinet, Terence Blanchard on trumpet, Mal Waldron on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi!)
 
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Ted CursonTears For Dolphy ... CD
Black Lion (UK), 1964. Used ... $6.99
Fantastic work from the team of Ted Curson and Bill Barron – a rare French session from 1964, one that captures all the brilliance of their American work from the early 60s! The set features the pair playing in an extremely fragmented mode – no doubt inspired by the recent loss of Eric Dolphy, alluded to in the title of the album, but also possibly because the freedom of the session gave them room to explore a bit more than on previous albums. Includes a great version of Curson's "Quicksand", plus the tracks "Kassim", "East 6th Street", "Tears For Dolphy", "7/4 Funny Time", and "Desolation". CD
(Out of print. Tray card has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Ted CursonTears For Dolphy (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Freedom/Trio (Japan), 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from the team of Ted Curson and Bill Barron – a rare French session from 1964, one that captures all the brilliance of their American work from the early 60s! The set features the pair playing in an extremely fragmented mode – no doubt inspired by the recent loss of Eric Dolphy, alluded to in the title of the album, but also possibly because the freedom of the session gave them room to explore a bit more than on previous albums. Includes a great version of Curson's "Quicksand", plus the tracks "Kassim", "East 6th Street", "Tears For Dolphy", "7/4 Funny Time", and "Desolation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful Japanese pressing – with insert.)

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John Coltrane1961 Helsinki Concert ... CD
Gambit (Spain), 1960/1961. Used ... $11.99
A previously unreleased live date from The Great One – recorded in Helsinki in 1961, with some great work by Eric Dolphy on flute and alto sax! The format here is similar to other great Coltrane live dates from early 60s Europe – tunes that start out with a similar groove to their versions on his Impulse and Atlantic albums, but which then really open up wide in the solo department – stretching out with a soaring, spontaneous brilliance that few other players could match. The rest of the group features McCoy Tyner on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – and the sound quality is pretty decent overall. Titles include "Impressions", "My Favorite Things", "Blue Train", and "I Want To Talk About You". CD also features 3 bonus tracks – recorded in Dusseldorf in 1960 with Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – on titles that include "On Green Dolphin Street", "Walkin", and "The Theme". CD
(Out of print.)

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John ColtraneNewport 63 ... CD
Impulse, 1963. Used ... $3.99
The complete John Coltrane performances at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1963 – including one track with Eric Dolphy! All tracks are quite long, too. CD
(Out of print.)

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Eddie Lockjaw Davis Big BandTrane Whistle ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1960. Used ... $9.99
Don't pass this one up! Although lots of other albums by Eddie Lockjaw Davis are laidback quartet and quintet sessions, done in a soul jazz organ/tenor mode – this session features Eddie working with stunning bigger band backings, in a searingly soulful sound that's simply incredible! The leadoff track, "Trane Whistle", has Lockjaw really working new waves of sound into his tenor sax – screaming the horn in a way that you thought you'd never hear, and playing with tones that are a lot darker than usual! The set moves on from there in a nice batch of material that includes "Whole Nelson" and "Stolen Moments", two fantastic originals by Oliver Nelson, who also arranged the album – and takes a great deal of responsibility for the strength of the set. The record shows a whole new side of Davis' talents – one that was barely if ever recorded like this again – and which is made even better by the presence of freshly modern players that include Eric Dolphy, Richard Williams, Melba Liston, and Roy Haynes. Great stuff! CD
(Out of print.)

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Benny GolsonWalkin (aka Just Jazz) ... CD
Audio Fidelity/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1957. Used ... $9.99
Wonderful lost work from the great Benny Golson – and some of the hippest jazz you can find in a large format group! Golson's at his modernist best here, and he's leading a tentet that includes Eric Dolphy on alto, Wayne Shorter on tenor, Grachan Moncur on trombone, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, and Bill Evans on piano – with a sound that's tightly arranged, but still punctuated by warm emotional passages by the star soloists. The tracks are familiar – "Out Of Nowhere", "Quicksilver", "Stella By Starlight", "Autumn Leaves" – but wait until you hear how Golson put them together! CD
(Out of print.)

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Chico HamiltonGongs East! ... LP
Warner, 1958. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Quite possibly the best album to feature the talents of Chico Hamilton and Eric Dolphy – a set recorded at a time when Dolphy was an up-and-coming player on the west coast scene! Although Chico Hamilton had recorded with unusual reed players before, Dolphy brings a depth of soul and spirit to this album that's missing from a lot of Chico's earlier work at the time – a style that still holds onto some of the measured qualities of the Pacific Jazz work by the Hamilton group, yet which also opens up into some of the darker corners that Dolphy would explore more on his own recordings of the 60s. The group also features some great guitar by Dennis Budimir and cello by Nathan Gershman – but the real standout aspects of the set come from Dolphy's work on flute, alto, and bass clarinet. Titles include "Where I Live", "Passion Flower", "Tuesday At Two", "Nature by Emerson", "Far East", and "Good Grief, Dennis". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing on Discovery.)

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Andrew HillPoint Of Departure (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1964. Used ... $4.99
A classic "new thing" album recorded with the cream of Blue Note's avant 60s players – like Eric Dolphy, Joe Henderson, and Tony Williams – standing out with Hill as some of the most adventurous players for the label at the time! The album's awash with jagged piano likes from Hill – supported by a modernist 3 horn frontline of Henderson, Dolphy, and Kenny Dorham – skittishly working their way into territory that's never truly free, but wonderfully expressive and exploratory – a clear summation of the sense of "modern" in modern jazz! The set features 5 excellent Andrew Hill compositions, including "New Monastery", "Flight 19", and "Spectrum". CD reissue also features 3 bonus alternate takes of some of these, for a total of 8 tracks in all. CD

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Prince Lasha EnsembleInsight ... CD
Columbia/Dusty Groove, 1966. New Copy ... $7.99 12.98
Tremendous work from the legendary Prince Lasha – a rare UK-only date from 1966 – and one that has the reedman working away from more familiar contemporaries like Sonny Simmons and Eric Dolphy! The approach on this session is very unique – as Lasha includes harp with the instrumentation, played by David Snell in a style that's right up there with Dorothy Ashby's best jazz work. Pianist Stan Tracey is also on board – playing beautiful notes that have a sharp modern edge, while still falling on the inside of the spectrum – and Lasha himself is especially great – blowing plastic alto sax and wooden flute, both of which have a slightly offbeat sound – but one that's surprisingly warm, which makes the album one of his most sensitive and soulful sessions ever! The tunes are a mix of standards and originals – and there's a wonderful sense of balance here – sounds that are sometimes more inside than other records from Lasha, but which have a really Dolphy-like sense of expression – right at home amidst a wider history of jazz, yet also reaching for new ideas at the same time. Pure genius throughout, and a record that was never made available to audiences in the US. Titles include "Nuttin Out Jones", "Impressions Of Eric Dolphy", "Out Of Nowhere", "Just Friends", "Body & Soul", and "Everything Happens To Me". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Charles MingusCharles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus ... LP
Candid, 1960. Very Good+ ... $14.99
The title's an apt one, because after frustrations experienced working for Columbia and other labels, Mingus is finally allowed the freedom here to present his own ideas in all their unfettered glory – working with a bracingly tight quartet that features Eric Dolphy on alto and bass clarinet and Ted Curson on trumpet! A number of the tracks here are familiar in their titles from other records, but the versions here stretch out far longer – moving past 10 minutes on 2 of the album's 4 tracks, and approaching that limit on others. But even more noticeable is the spareness of the sound – as the smaller group versions allow for a tremendous amount of solo space, really letting the focus fall on the two horn players, with the bass of Mingus and drums of Dannie Richmond shading in the space behind and beyond. Titles include "Folk Forms No. 1", "All the Things You Could Be By Now If Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your Mother", and the original uncensored version of "Faubus Fables". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing in Barnaby. Cover has some wrinkling along the opening.)

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Charles MingusMingus In Europe Volume 2 ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
Great recordings the important 1964 tour of Europe by bassist Charles Mingus – a key musical moment that not only saw some of the last recordings of Eric Dolphy before his departure from this planet, but which also introduced the overseas scene to some key up-and-coming talents who were in Mingus' tenure! The group here is a quintet, but plays with the fire of some of Charles' bigger ensembles from a few years before – and the setting has some especially open space for great solos from the reedmen – both Dolphy on alto, flute, and bass clarinet – plus Clifford Jordan on tenor. Dannie Richmond plays drums, and Jaki Byard is superb on piano – and titles on this second volume include "Charlemange", "At-Fw-You", "Sophisticated Lady", "So Long Eric", and "Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress Then Blue Silk". CD
(Part of the Enja Jazz Master Works series!)

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Max RoachPercussion Bitter Sweet ... CD
Impulse, 1961. Used ... $9.99
Max Roach's masterpiece! This album is one of his most perfectly realized visions – and it's a marvelous album that combines politics and modern jazz, yet still manages to swing! The players are some of the hippest that Roach ever worked with – and include Eric Dolphy, Booker Little, Clifford Jordan, and Julian Priester – and the album features some of the best-ever singing from Abbey Lincoln! Abbey's incredible on the track "Mendacity", an incredibly haunting Civil Rights-era number that should go right up there with "Strange Fruit", and which features wonderful alto work from Dolphy! She also sings wordlessly on the track "Garvey's Ghost" – and then sits out the rest of the set so that Max and the group can wail on the tracks "Praise For A Martyr", "Man From South Africa", and "Tender Warriors". Incredibly hip – and a perfect blend of soul, jazz, politics, and pure righteous spirit! CD

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✨✧ George RussellOuter Thoughts ... LP
Milestone, Early 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
Nice collection of material composed or re-arranged by George Russell, using his unique modal concept. At the time of these sessions, Russell was one of the most forward thinking modernists, applying his modal theory to both his own work, and using it to expand the vocabulary of soloists over standards, breathing fresh new air into tried and true pieces. This two-fer pulls pieces from 4 sides he cut for Riverside, and features a nice cast of young modernists, including Pete LaRoca, Don Ellis 7 Eric Dolphy. 13 tracks in all, including "Stratusphunk", "Ezz-thetic", "Stratus Seekers" and modal versions of "Nardis", "Round Midnight" and "Au Privave". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, some ring & edge wear, and a light stain along the opening inside the gatefold.)

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Sextet Of Orchestra USAMack The Knife – And Other Berlin Theatre Songs Of Kurt Weill ... CD
Koch, 1966. Used ... $14.99
The name and cover might be a bit boring, but the record features quite a hip group – a lineup that includes Eric Dolphy and Jerome Richardson on reeds, Nick Travis and Thad Jones on trumpet, Richard Davis on bass, and John Lewis on piano – all committed modernists, but in very different ways! As the title implies, the work here is all from the pen of Kurt Weill – the kind of angular material that really lends itself to the inventive arrangements and unique instrumentation of the record. Dolphy's work on bass clarinet's pretty darn great – and Richardson matches him on the instrument on a few tracks as well – with a very interesting balance of tone that illustrates the difference between both players. Titles include "Bilbao Song", "Mack The Knife", "Havana Song", and "As You Make Your Bed". CD
(Out of print KOCH Jazz pressing.)

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✨✧ Mothers Of Invention (Frank Zappa)Weasels Ripped My Flesh ... LP
Bizarre/Reprise, 1970. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A silly cover and title, but one of the most powerful records so far from Frank Zappa – a set that focuses the mad energy of The Mothers into a groove that really packs a lot of punch! The lineup here is filled with key talents – including Don Preston on organ and electronics, Sugarcane Harris on violin, Lowell George on rhythm guitar, Ian Underwood on alto, and Bunk Gardner on tenor – all players who are more than willing to go to the farther edges of Zappa's consciousness – yet also have the musical chops to make the whole thing come together beautifully! There's a bit more hard rock than some of Zappa's jazz leanings in this set – and titles include "March & Dwarf Nebula", "Didja Get Any Onya", "Directly From My Heart To You", "Toads Of The Short Forest", and "The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing.)

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VariousLeonard Feather's Encyclopedia Of Jazz Of The 60s Vol 1 – Giants Of The Saxophone ... LP
Vee Jay, 1964. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $2.99
Includes tracks by Frank Strozier, Frank Wess, Yusef Lateef, John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, Wayne Shorter, and Eddie Harris. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneComplete Africa/Brass Sessions ... CD
Impulse, Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very unusual work by Coltrane – sessions that feature his classic quartet playing in front of larger orchestra backings conducted by Eric Dolphy! The tracks feature Trane leading a group young modernists through a set of larger arranged charts, woven tightly together in a soulful spiritual groove that's similar to some of Max Roach's projects like this from the same time. Players include Booker Little, Eric Dolphy, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Reggie Workman, and Julius Watkins – and this 2CD set features all of the material that was issued on the first album, plus other tracks that came out during the 70s. There's a total of 8 cuts in all – and titles include "Song Of The Underground Railroad", "Blues Minor", "Africa", "The Damned Don't Cry", and "Greensleeves". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneImpressions ... CD
Impulse, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant work – John Coltrane really opening up in his new spiritual mode of the 60s, hinting at the changes to come, while still keeping the modal groove of previous recordings! The record features tracks from a few different sessions from the years 1961 to 1963, but it holds together beautifully – thanks to a unified creative spirit in the music! The centerpiece of the album is the stunning track "Impressions" – performed by the quartet with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones – but all tracks are great, and titles include "After the Rain", and "Up 'Gainst The Wall" – plus the brilliant cut "India", which features guest work by Eric Dolphy on bass clarinet! CD

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✨✧ John ColtraneOle ... LP
Atlantic, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A magnificent record from John Coltrane – one of his earliest expressions of unbridled spirituality, and a session that we've treasured for years! As you might guess from the title, there's a slight Latin focus to the record – but not one that has congas and bongos creating choppy rhythms – most just a bold, driving, modal sort of inspiration – of the sort that allows the tracks to open up and flow with some of the genius that Coltrane would show more fully later on Impulse! But honestly, we'd rate this one right up there with the best modal sides on Impulse – as the record's got a sense of flow and energy that's simply breathtaking – with lots of long tracks that let Coltrane open up on tenor and soprano sax, and which also feature work from Eric Dolphy (under the "nom du date" George Lane) on alto, plus Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, McCoy Tyner on piano, Elvin Jones on drums, and Art Davis and Reggie Workman on twin basses! The title track "Ole" runs for a whopping 18 minutes, and takes up all of side one – and side two features the great numbers "Dahomey Dance" and "Aisha". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Jay HoggardIn The Spirit ... CD
Muse, 1992. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lots of nice angles here – a set that starts with a Monkish vibe on the first track, then moves into a range of expressions that really show the full talents of vibist Jay Hoggard! Some tracks are quite spiritual and searching – almost free, but always a bit inside – and even the softer moments still have an unusual bite to them, thanks to some compelling use of bass clarinet by Dwight Andrews, who plays the instrument with a subtle sonic intensity. Other players include James Newton on flute, Mark Helias on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums – and titles include "Bye Ya", "Prayin Out Loud", "Stolen Moments", "Without A Song", "Depois Do Amor O Vazio", and "In The Spirit Of Eric Dolphy". CD

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✨✧ John LewisWonderful World Of Jazz ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best early albums cut by John Lewis as a leader – a set that's a fair bit different than John's work with the Modern Jazz Quartet – thanks to strong guest appearances from players who include Paul Gonsalves and Benny Golson on tenor sax, Eric Dolphy on alto, Jim Hall on guitar, and Herb Pomeroy on trumpet. Most of the tracks are a great mix of the mellow, introspective Lewis approach with some of the freer, more relaxed styles of the soloists – an approach that's slightly third stream, but which also has some of the great sounds and tones that Lewis forged on his Afternoon In Paris album with Sacha Distel. Titles include great versions of "Body & Soul" and "Afternoon In Paris", plus Lewis' classic "2 Degrees East, 3 Degrees West", as well as "I Should Care" and "I Remember Clifford". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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✨✧ Booker LittleOut Front! (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Candid/King (Japan), 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Supremely soulful modern jazz from the great Booker Little – one of his best albums ever as a leader, and a real standout moment amidst so many of the re-titled sessions that came out after his early death! The album's got a tremendous feel from the very first note – a furthering of the modernism that Little forged with Max Roach and Eric Dolphy – but stated more strongly in his own voice as a leader and composer – a bold jazz vision that makes us miss his talents even more strongly than before! The group here is the stuff of legends – with Dolphy on alto, bass clarinet, and flute – plus Don Friedman on piano, Julian Priester on trombone, Ron Carter or Art Davis on bass, and Max Roach on drums, tympani, and vibes! Titles are all original compositions by Little – and include "We Speak", "Strength & Sanity", "Quiet, Please", "Hazy Hues", and "Moods In Free Time". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusMingus In Europe ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great recordings from Mingus' important 1964 tour of Europe – recorded in Germany in April of the year, with a group that features Eric Dolphy, Jaki Byard, Clifford Jordan, and Dannie Richmond. The sophistication of the group shows Mingus at a high point – working beautifully with Dolphy, and getting Jordan to craft some of his most complicated work to date. Tracks are longish – and titles include "Peggy's Blue Sky Light", "At-Fw-You", "Sophisticated Lady", and "Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress Then Blue Silk". CD also features a bonus 22 minute version of "So Long Eric". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Mingus In Europe Volume 2 ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Gerald WilsonPortraits ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent album from Gerald Wilson – one that features some of his most inventive writing and arranging to date! The album's a perfect balance between the two sides of LA jazz in the 60s – the soul jazz groove, and the growing modern scene – which often didn't get the larger exposure it needed, but would sometimes peek forth under the guidance of mainstream figures like Wilson. The set features very strong solo work by hip LA players like Jimmy Woods on alto, Jack Wilson on piano, Harold Land on tenor, and Joe Pass on guitar – and the tracks are all tributes to some of Wilson's biggest influences – so "Eric" is dedicated to Eric Dolphy, "Ravi" to Ravi Shankar, "Paco" to the great Spanish matador, and so on. The whole thing's quite hip, and another example of how Wilson could perfectly balance the modernist impulses of the LA underground with a tight sense of arrangement and presentation that helped him reach a very wide audience at the time. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a split top seam, small stains at the bottom, and some marker on back.)

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanFree Jazz ... LP
Atlantic, 1961. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The title gets it right – as the album's easily the closest thing to free jazz that Ornette Coleman ever recorded – an album-length improvisation played by a "double quartet" that's overflowing with classic players! The style here is a fair bit like John Coltrane's Ascension album for Impulse – and like that one, the session features Ornette and his contemporaries really stretching out – blowing like never heard before on record, and working in a highly unstructured setting! Other players include Eric Dolphy on bass clarinet, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, and Scott LaFaro on bass – alongside regular group members Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, Charlie Haden on bass, and both Ed Blackwell and Billy Higgins on drums. One long track – just titled "Free Jazz"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Rockefeller label pressing in the die-cut cover, with some discoloration from age.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneOle (with bonus track) ... CD
Atlantic, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
A magnificent little record from John Coltrane – one of his earliest expressions of unbridled spirituality, and a session that we've treasured for years! As you might guess from the title, there's a slight Latin focus to the record – but not one that has congas and bongos creating choppy rhythms – most just a bold, driving, modal sort of inspiration – of the sort that allows the tracks to open up and flow with some of the genius that Coltrane would show more fully later on Impulse! But honestly, we'd rate this one right up there with the best modal sides on Impulse – as the record's got a sense of flow and energy that's simply breathtaking – with lots of long tracks that let Coltrane open up on tenor and soprano sax, and which also feature work from Eric Dolphy (under the "nom du date" George Lane) on alto, plus Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, McCoy Tyner on piano, Elvin Jones on drums, and Art Davis and Reggie Workman on twin basses! The title track "Ole" runs for a whopping 18 minutes, and takes up all of side one – and side two features the great numbers "Dahomey Dance" and "Aisha". The CD includes the bonus track "To Her Ladyship"! CD

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✨✧ Oliver NelsonBlues & The Abstract Truth ... CD
Impulse, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the all-time classics of early 60's mainstream jazz – and a beautiful record that showcases writing and arranging talents of Oliver Nelson! Nelson had been bumping around a variety of sessions before this one – as a leader, sideman, and arranger – but it was with this album that his true talents really unfolded – sparkling with a depth of imagination and expression that marked him as one of the greatest artists in 60s American jazz! The group on the set is an all-star sextet – featuring Paul Chambers, Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Roy Haynes, and Freddie Hubbard – a disparate group of players who manage to come together with Nelson and find a unique voice that's rarely been duplicated again! The album features 6 fantastic compositions by Nelson, including "Stolen Moments", "Hoe Down", and "Yearnin". A fantastic record – and one that you can't go wrong with! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ George RussellEzz-Thetics (Riverside) ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
Angular modernism from George Russell – a record that's still strongly preoccupied with his interest in modes and tones, but which also manages to swing nicely as well! The group here is a sextet – with Eric Dolphy making a great appearance on alto and bass clarinet – alongside Dave Baker on trombone, Don Ellis on trumpet, Steve Swallow on bass, and Joe Hunt on drums. Although the leader, Russell never lets his piano dominate, but instead mostly punctuates – pointing the way forward to the horn players, who group together in tremendous formation – the slide off into separate space for their solos! Titles include Russell standards "Ezz-Thetic" and "Lydiot", plus great readings of "Nardis" and "Round Midnight". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese pressing, including the insert. Cover has light wear and a small split on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Oliver NelsonScreamin' The Blues ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the most open-ended and laidback records ever from Oliver Nelson – a set that gets away from the tighter arrangements of other albums, and really lets you concentrate on his saxophone work! The album's got a really wonderful feel throughout – easygoing and soulful, with work by a sextet that includes Eric Dolphy on alto, Richard Williams on trumpet, and Richard Wyands on piano – all grooving beautifully with immaculate Rudy Van Gelder production – used here with a slightly echoey quality that really deepens the sound of the set! Nelson plays both alto and tenor sax – and titles include "Screamin The Blues", "Alto-It is", "The Meetin", "The Drive", "Three Seconds", and "March On March On". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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