Eric Dolphy

Eric Dolphy

Eric Dolphy

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Hat And Beard
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Out There
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Out There
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Out To Lunch
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Eclipse

Albums

  • Eric Dolphy and Friends. Hot, Cool & Latin

    Sep 2020 • 15 songs

  • Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 N.Y. Studio Sessions
  • All the Best

    Sep 2017 • 14 songs

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Eric Dolphy

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Eric Dolphy was a true original with his own distinctive styles on alto, flute, and bass clarinet. His music fell into the "avant-garde" category yet he did not discard chordal improvisation altogether (although the relationship of his notes to the chords was often pretty abstract). While most of the other "free jazz" players sounded very serious in their playing, Dolphy's solos often came across as ecstatic and exuberant. His improvisations utilized very wide intervals, a variety of nonmusical speechlike sounds, and its own logic. Although the alto was his main axe, Dolphy wa...
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