Eric Dolphy

~ Person


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 .

Also performs as: George Lane




Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1960 Newport Rebels Jazz Artists Guild 12
arcaffe jazz collection Various Artists 1
Prestige Profiles Collector's Edition, Volume 9 Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Introduction to Jazz History Various Artists 1
1989 Jazz-Club: Alto Sax Various Artists 1
1989 Blue Note 50th Anniversary Collection, Volume 4: 1964-1989 Outside In Various Artists 1
1991 Blue Note 50th Anniversary Collection, Volume 4: 1964-1989, Outside In Various Artists 1
1996 Jazz With Prestige Various Artists 1
1997 Funky Bop Various Artists 1
1999 The Blue Note Years, Volume 5: The Avant Garde Various Artists 1
1999 The Prestige Records Story Various Artists 1
2000 Le Grandi Trasformazioni Various Artists 1
2000 Night Cap Jazz Volume One Various Artists 1
2000 The Jazz Century Various Artists 1
2000 The Prestige Legacy Volume 2: Battles Of The Saxes Various Artists 1
2000 Warner Jazz Collection : Flûte Various Artists 1
2001 A Blue Conception Various Artists 1
2001 Classic Jazz: The Sixties Various Artists 1
2001 f.y.e. Jazz Selects Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2001 The More We Know: 30 Years of Enja Records Various Artists 1
2003 Jazz History, Volume 3: Avant Garde 1963-1968 Various Artists 1
2004 Midnight Jazz Various Artists 1
2004 Ritmo Afro-Cubano Various Artists 1
2004 Vintage Vaults: Jazz Various Artists 1
2005 Prestige Profiles, Volume 9 John Coltrane 1
2005 Jazz From the Vaults Various Artists 1
2006 The Kings of Jazz Various Artists 2
2006 Jazz Lounge, Volume 10: Round Midnight Various Artists 1
2007 Prestige Jazz Various Artists 1
2008 Frank Zappa's Jukebox - The Songs That Inspired The Man Various Artists 2
2008 Jazz Signatures, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2009 Black Is Beautiful, Volume 4: Jazz Session Various Artists 1
2009 The Very Best of Prestige Records Various Artists 1
2010 Blue Note: Collectors Edition Various Artists 1
2010 100 Best of Blue Note Various Artists 2
2011 Clarinet Masters Various Artists 1
2012 Trip Tease, Volume 3: More Fine Moments from the Blue Note and Capitol Catalogue Various Artists 1
2013 Spiritual Jazz 4: Americans in Europe Various Artists 1
2013 The Complete Muse Sessions Woody Shaw 1
2014 Le Meilleur de Blue Note: 50 titres de légende Various Artists 1
2016 100 Hits: Jazz Various Artists 1
10 Jahre: Jazz Is Beck...: Modern Various Artists 1
Blue Monk: Blue Note Plays Monk’s Music Various Artists 1
Inspiration in Sax Various Artists 1
Lindy Essentials, Volume 30 Various Artists 1
Pure Jazz Various Artists 1
Swing Journal: Gold Disc Best Various Artists 1
The Colors of Jazz Various Artists 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 1964-04-17: Revenge!, Salle Wagram, Paris, France Charles Mingus 12
1987 Live at Birdland John Coltrane 1
1988 1964-04-10: "Concertgebouw", Amsterdam, Netherlands Charles Mingus 3
2010 1964-04-16: Bremen, Germany Charles Mingus 5

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Mambo Jazz: The Sound of Cuba Various Artists 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1985 One Night With Blue Note Preserved, Volume 1 Various Artists 2

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