Eric Dolphy

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Eric Allan Dolphy is simply the most important jazz multi-instrumentist ever, if such "rankings" should apply in music.
At ease in any formations, from Chico Hamilton to Ornette Coleman, Dolphy featured, empowered and blew ahead each and every important session of the first half of the 60's.
Taking the right channel on Free Jazz as morning sessions, leading John Coltrane to new grounds in the afternoon, messing extensively with Charles Mingus formations as a pause, he still found time to gig nightly at the Five Spot in historical sets with Mal Waldron and the regretted Booker Little.
Literally blasting Blue Note in three sessions, leaving Prestige with an unmanageable amount of material, Eric Dolphy career had all the sights of an unstoppable storm.
Taking a high speed "A" train for a crazy European tour with brotherly-minded Mingus in 1964, Dolphy brutally passed in somewhat mysterious conditions, leaving a filled of grief Charles Mingus, who retired from music until 1970.

In a five years long time period, Eric Dolphy simply changed the face of music.

Curious people may start with any of the Blue Note or Prestige, possibly with one of the rejoicing Five Spot sessions.

Annotation last modified on 2007-03-27 12:29 UTC.

Also performs as: George Lane



1959TruthChico Hamilton Quintet feat. Eric Dolphy2
1960CaribéThe Latin Jazz Quintet + Eric Dolphy47
1960Looking AheadKen McIntyre with Eric Dolphy1
1961Out ThereEric Dolphy49
1961Straight AheadOliver Nelson with Eric Dolphy35
1961The Blues and the Abstract TruthBill Evans, Roy Haynes, Eric Dolphy, Oliver Nelson, Paul Chambers, Freddie Hubbard417
1961Where?Ron Carter with Eric Dolphy, Mal Waldron4
1962Far CryEric Dolphy with Booker Little7
1962The QuestMal Waldron with Eric Dolphy and Booker Ervin5
1963Screamin' the BluesOliver Nelson featuring Eric Dolphy and Richard Williams36
1964‘Out to Lunch!’Eric Dolphy4.1511
1964ConversationsEric Dolphy5
1966Here and ThereEric Dolphy2
1969Iron ManEric Dolphy53
1974Playing: Epistrophy, June 1, 1964 In Eindhoven, HollandEric Dolphy / Misha Mengelberg / Jacques Schols / Han Bennink1
1981Stockholm SessionsEric Dolphy2
1986Vintage DolphyEric Dolphy2
1987Other AspectsEric Dolphy1
1989Candid DolphyEric Dolphy1
1991Ted Curson Group featuring Eric DolphyTed Curson Group featuring Eric Dolphy1
1993Music MatadorEric Dolphy2
1993Softly, as in a Morning SunriseEric Dolphy1
1994Looking AheadKen McIntyre & Eric Dolphy2
2003Left AloneEric Dolphy1
2007Dolphy SoundEric Dolphy1
2008Play Kurt WeillEric Dolphy & John Lewis1
2019Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio SessionsEric Dolphy1
GaslightEric Dolphy1
Pionnier de la modenitéEric Dolphy1
SereneEric Dolphy1

Album + Compilation

1975MagicEric Dolphy & Ron Carter1
1976Chico Hamilton, Eric Dolphy, Charles Lloyd, Gabor SzaboChico Hamilton, Eric Dolphy, Charles Lloyd, Gabor Szabo1
1982Dash OneEric Dolphy1
1991The Essential Eric DolphyEric Dolphy1
1995The Complete Prestige RecordingsEric Dolphy1
1996Hot & Cool LatinEric Dolphy1
1997Original Jazz Classics CollectionEric Dolphy1
2000Midnite Jazz & Blues: Music MatadorEric Dolphy1
2004Complete Memorial Album SessionsEric Dolphy1
2005Prestige Profiles, Volume 5: Eric DolphyEric Dolphy1
2011Out ThereEric Dolphy1
20127 Classic AlbumsEric Dolphy1
201412 Classic Albums: 1959 - 1962Eric Dolphy1
2014Four Classic AlbumsEric Dolphy1
2018Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio SessionsEric Dolphy2

Album + Live

1961At the Five Spot, Volume 1Eric Dolphy with Booker Little, Mal Waldron, Richard Davis, Eddie Blackwell14
1962In EuropeEric Dolphy featuring Chuck Israels, Bent Axen, Erik Moseholm, Jorn Elniff1
1964Eric Dolphy at the Five Spot, Volume 2Eric Dolphy7
1964Last DateEric Dolphy4
1980FavoritesJohn Coltrane & Eric Dolphy1
1988Last RecordingsEric Dolphy & Donald Byrd3
19891964-04-12: "University Aula", Oslo, NorwayCharles Mingus featuring Eric Dolphy3
1989Live at Birdland (1962)John Coltrane feat. Eric Dolphy3
1990Berlin ConcertsEric Dolphy2
1991The Complete Paris ConcertsJohn Coltrane Quintet Featuring Eric Dolphy2
1993The Complete Uppsala ConcertEric Dolphy1
1999The Illinois ConcertEric Dolphy1
2005Just Jazz: John Coltrane Quintet With Eric DolphyJohn Coltrane Quintet with Eric Dolphy1
2005TogetherClifford Brown + Eric Dolphy1
2007Cornell 1964Charles Mingus Sextet with Eric Dolphy1
2009Complete 1961 Copenhagen ConcertJohn Coltrane Quintet & Eric Dolphy3
2010The Unissued German ConcertsJohn Coltrane Quintet with Eric Dolphy1
2012In Europe. The Complete 1961 Copenhagen ConcertsEric Dolphy1
1961-11-18: Live in ParisJohn Coltrane & Eric Dolphy1

Unspecified type

Iron ManEric Dolphy1
The complete Latin jazz sidesEric Dolphy1


2015So Many Things The European Tour 1961The John Coltrane Quintet Featuring Eric Dolphy1


1989Eric Dolphy in Europe, Volume 1Eric Dolphy2
1989Memorial AlbumEric Dolphy & Booker Little3
1991NaimaEric Dolphy1
1997Eric Dolphy in Europe, Volume 2Eric Dolphy2
1997Eric Dolphy in Europe, Volume 3Eric Dolphy1

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